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November 8, 2019 | Business Insider

The Popeyes chicken sandwich might be even more popular the second time around as restaurants report long lines and soaring sales

The relaunch was so popular that foot traffic to stores surpassed the peak traffic during the original launch of the sandwich, according to foot-traffic tracker Placer.ai.

November 7, 2019 | Retail Info Systems

Store Closings: CVS to Close 75 More Stores in 2020

Foot traffic analytics platform Placer.ai agrees the HealthHubs may be improving traffic. CVS had a “strong summer” with July and August visits that were 8.3% and 7.8% above 2018 data, Placer.ai said in a report sent to RIS.

November 4, 2019 | BOSS Magazine

Tapping into Alternative Talent Pools – Why Changing The Perception of ‘Talent’ Matters

A company should reach out to groups that represent its diversity goals. For example, Los Angeles-based accounting firm Green Hasson Janks teamed up with The Mom Project to hire women that will work remotely and thus have the flexibility they need as working mothers.

November 2, 2019 | The Motley Fool

Can Dick’s Sporting Goods Transform Into an All-Seasons Retailer?

The results are borne out by foot-traffic patterns analyzed by Placer.ai, a location data analytics firm. It found that after examining weekly visits at Dick’s between August 2017 and August 2019, traffic surged at the retailer during the summer months, with early June seeing the biggest gains as traffic jumped over 52% above the baseline visits it established.

November 1, 2019 | Yahoo Finance

Party City foot traffic soars for Halloween: study

Analytics platform Placer.ai says Party City’s time to shine is during Halloween. Yahoo Finance’s Akiko Fujita, Heidi Chung, Dan Howley and Ines Ferre discuss.

October 25, 2019 | GlobeSt.com

Bed, Bath & Beyond Strategy Could Be a Case Study in Retail Recovery

The retail giant has named a new CEO, Mark Tritton formerly of Target to take the helm of the company in November, and has appeared to be quietly shopping for a buyer for either the whole brand or its sub-brands. While we have come to know the story of retail brand closures and corporate sales all too well, data experts at Placer.ai say that the brand’s recent moves may not mean doom and gloom.