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    • Is Poland turning discount?

      Is Poland turning discount?

      30th June 2021

      With discounters taking more and more market share in Poland, we thought it would be interesting to look at the journey of grocery retail in Poland through the years and try and answer the question: 'Is Poland turning discount?'

    • EUROS 2020(1): The GEOLYTIX Top Trumps

      EUROS 2020(1): The GEOLYTIX Top Trumps

      29th June 2021

      With the EUROS in full swing (and our office sweepstake well under way) we thought we would honour our appreciation of geography and celebrate the stadiums hosting the EUROS - as well as the teams themselves!

    • Location Planners...we want you!

      Location Planners...we want you!

      18th June 2021

      We are looking for a Location Planner to join our team - are you interested? If so, read below...

    • Department for International Trade Export Champions 2021

      Department for International Trade Export Champions 2021

      17th June 2021

      Geolytix are proud to announce that we have recently been recognised as ‘Export Champions’ from the UK’s Department for International Trade.

    • Life has changed, and so has retail...

      Life has changed, and so has retail...

      16th June 2021

      With the one year mark of the start of the pandemic (and multiple lockdowns) far behind us, our Project Director based in China, thought it would be the perfect opportunity to discuss how life - and retail - has changed.

    • Will large malls be replaced by smaller, more convenient venues in Poland?

      Will large malls be replaced by smaller, more convenient venues in Poland?

      10th June 2021

      As the world is slowly coming out of lockdown, we have been lucky enough to go on real site visits again; this week Jacek discusses his site visit in Warsaw!

    • Office Place Recovery

      Office Place Recovery

      9th June 2021

      Through the last 15 months, we have been using mobility data and applying it within 8,000 of our Retail Place boundaries to produce a weekly read on activity levels across the UK.

    • London has bounced back

      London has bounced back

      1st June 2021

      The impact of the opening of outdoor seating on mobility levels in London, compared to pre-COVID (2019) and lockdown (January-April 2021)

    • Modelled Traffic Volumes - a new product in our Road & Network data pack

      Modelled Traffic Volumes - a new product in our Road & Network data pack

      27th May 2021

      Our new product in the Road & Network data pack - Modelled Traffic Volumes, answers the question "how busy is this road?"

    • What causes the online halo?

      What causes the online halo?

      11th May 2021

      As much as the precise cause of the classic halo is not entirely settled, the online halo is not totally understood by retail planners. Yet their importance when planning and forecasting, means we need to both understand and model them when planning multi-channel networks.

    • Geolytix open Supermarket Retail Points - 20th Edition

      Geolytix open Supermarket Retail Points - 20th Edition

      10th May 2021

      The 20th version of Geolytix’s open data set; Retail Points, has now been released.

    • Mobility Data: Battle of Birmingham

      Mobility Data: Battle of Birmingham

      7th May 2021

      Birmingham and the Black Country was a highly requested area for us to look at next, and we couldn't resist. This time we've looked at: Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom and Wolves and the results certainly are interesting...

    • Geolytix wins a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade

      Geolytix wins a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade

      28th April 2021

      We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Geolytix has been awarded it's second Queen's Award for Enterprise. This year we are being recognised for our excellence in International Trade.

    • Working in an International Community

      Working in an International Community

      28th April 2021

      Virtually working from home has been a change a lot of people have had to get used to in the past year. So imagine how tough it is to tackle that along with multiple time zones... Coco, based in China, discusses the perks (and challenges) of being part of a team spread across the globe

    • Geolytix - Going Global

      Geolytix - Going Global

      28th April 2021

      As Geolytix has been recognised with the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade in April 2021, we look at our successes as a small but global company.

    • Need a site visit fix?

      Need a site visit fix?

      22nd April 2021

      2020 was a year without travel, and in an industry where site visits are part of the job, we were restricted to site visits from a laptop! As the world is slowly coming out of lockdown, our location planners based in Australia have been lucky enough to go on real site visits again!

    • Mobility Data Proves It – North London is Ours

      Mobility Data Proves It – North London is Ours

      19th April 2021

      Whilst looking through our Unacast mobile device ping data, we decided to use the data to look at which team had the highest active devices on home matchdays. And the results are in.....

    • Vaccination journey

      Vaccination journey

      13th April 2021

      With vaccinations now leading the daily news coverage of COVID-19, I decided to focus on some positive data, a better alternative to reading the 'worsening news'. Using the XYZ framework which underpins MAPP, we have built an open app that visualises vaccination rates across the world.

    • Visualising Sakura (cherry-blossom)

      Visualising Sakura (cherry-blossom)

      13th April 2021

      With COVID muting hanami (flower-watching), the true meaning of Sakura - people gathering under the cherry blossoms drinking and picnicking - I decided to visualise the seasonal phenomenon (and plan my celebrations for next year).

    • The changing retail landscape

      The changing retail landscape

      30th March 2021

      With more stores closing than opening in 2020, it is not surprising that UK high streets are left with empty retail units. Instead of leaving the spaces unused, developers are turning to new ways to use the space.

    • Census 2021 - A big day for data

      Census 2021 - A big day for data

      19th March 2021

      With census day soon approaching on Sunday the 21st of March, we thought we'd get Blair's take on this once in a decade event.

    • Apprenticeship Reflection

      Apprenticeship Reflection

      17th March 2021

      After joining the team in August 2019, I have completed my Level 4 Analyst apprenticeship and was awarded a Distinction. I thought it would be time to reflect on my time at Geolytix so far.

    • International Women & GEOLYTIX

      International Women & GEOLYTIX

      8th March 2021

      To celebrate International Women's Day, I thought it would be a brilliant time to celebrate all the fantastic women in the GEOLYTIX team

    • The Geography of Pokémon GO

      The Geography of Pokémon GO

      26th February 2021

      With the nation locked away, its not surprising we turned to the world of AR and VR. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon, we delve into the phenomenon of Pokémon GO, and the impact on mobility and tourism alongside the growing presence of AR in the retail world.

    • Global Retail Places

      Global Retail Places

      25th February 2021

      Retail Places identify areas where potential customers are attracted to interact with a retail environment. Retail Venues sit within these to specifically define a concentration of retail within a retail place.

    • MAPP Q+A: Location Intelligence for Location Planning

      MAPP Q+A: Location Intelligence for Location Planning

      24th February 2021

      Jasmin, our MAPP product manager, answers some of our most common MAPP related questions

    • Weekly Retail Recovery feeds and activity hotspot maps in MAPP

      Weekly Retail Recovery feeds and activity hotspot maps in MAPP

      24th February 2021

      Mobile ping data is now integrated into MAPP allowing you to use real-life mobile activity data to inform your location decisions. Combining this with our Retail Recovery Index you can track retail recovery trends comparing against both regional and national averages.

    • Playing to win: Board Game Cafés and the Communal Meeting Space

      Playing to win: Board Game Cafés and the Communal Meeting Space

      22nd February 2021

      The UK’s new indoor lifestyle has prompted a boom in the board game industry over the past year, building on past successes. Waiting to eat up this new demand are the country’s surviving board game cafés, provided we haven’t been too scared away from meeting up in person.

    • Geolytix Supermarket Retail Points V19

      Geolytix Supermarket Retail Points V19

      18th February 2021

      Our comprehensive data set of supermarket and convenience store locations across the UK, Retail Points, has now been updated and released the 19th version.

    • Australia: WFH to a COVID safe workplace.

      Australia: WFH to a COVID safe workplace.

      15th February 2021

      We look at the effect 2020 has played on the workforce and employment patterns around Australia, a country on its journey out of lockdown.

    • Will the most walked path be the online high-street in 2021?

      Will the most walked path be the online high-street in 2021?

      8th February 2021

      Covid-19 and lockdowns in particular have affected how the UK is shopping, predominately a surge in online shopping. Once lockdown is lifted, will we be itching to get back to the high-street or will online shopping continue to rise in popularity?

    • How to reinvent retail spaces for a more sustainable future?

      How to reinvent retail spaces for a more sustainable future?

      1st February 2021

      The pandemic has accelerated the so-called Retail Armageddon and we are facing a dramatic oversupply of retail space in the UK. The repurposing of vacant or declining department stores, shopping centres and high streets will require creativity and imagination, but it will also require data.

    • MAPP shortlisted for best Business Intelligence & Analytics Solution at the Cloud Awards 2020

      MAPP shortlisted for best Business Intelligence & Analytics Solution at the Cloud Awards 2020

      27th January 2021

      GEOLYTIX MAPP has been shortlisted for the Clouds Award 2020. Having grown considerably in the last 5 years, our bespoke predictive location intelligence and mapping tool is now used by many major retailers, leisure and F&B operators globally. We're eagerly anticipating the announcement next month

    • Groundhog Day

      Groundhog Day

      27th January 2021

      2021 and the UK woke up in another lockdown. We're interested to see how the retail industry is handling a second lockdown; our data already indicates some similarities with last lockdown. Will a preparedness for lockdown have any impact this time round?

    • A 4-Month journey with Tesla: a change made on fuelling up

      A 4-Month journey with Tesla: a change made on fuelling up

      25th January 2021

      Tesla reached record sales last year, narrowly missing its half a million target. And with Tesla's entry-level Model 3 sedans now being manufactured at the Shanghai Gigafactory, Tesla is staying on top of the Chinese electric-car sales leader board.

    • Supermarket Retail Points

      Supermarket Retail Points

      18th January 2021

      Retail Points is a comprehensive data set of supermarket and convenience store locations across the UK. Geolytix release this as open data allowing for unrestricted use, no licensing requirements and without cost.