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    • COVID-19 and the rise of Click & Collect

      COVID-19 and the rise of Click & Collect

      19th June 2020

      I didn’t order anything in the first 10 weeks of lockdown, conscious that I didn’t want to pull a delivery worker out if it wasn’t an essential visit.

    • Geolytix UK Postal

      Geolytix UK Postal

      9th June 2020

      "For speed and certainty always use a postal district number on your letters and notepaper"

    • Tokyo’s Covid-19 Experience – What Happens Next?

      Tokyo’s Covid-19 Experience – What Happens Next?

      29th May 2020

      Tokyo today is likely to join the rest of Japan in having the coronavirus “State of Emergency” lifted.

    • Geolytix UK Retail Places

      Geolytix UK Retail Places

      22nd May 2020

      Geolytix Retail Places is the ultimate product for profiling, describing and modelling UK retail. The data set currently has 21,942 identified areas of retail reaching from City Centres to parades of 3 units. It continues to be a popular and established product since it's very first release in 2012.

    • Retail Points - Spar and Dunnes in Northern Ireland

      Retail Points - Spar and Dunnes in Northern Ireland

      17th May 2020

      We are releasing the 16th version of our open Retail Points data. For this update we have included Spar and Dunnes stores for Northern Ireland.

    • Retail Network Planners – Your World Needs You.

      Retail Network Planners – Your World Needs You.

      27th March 2020

      Retail powers our modern world. The bars, the shops, the gyms, the post offices, the coffee shops, the estate agents, the bookies, the car showrooms, the petrol stations, the pharmacists. Everything.

    • COVID-19, Community Spirit, Colleague Support and Candy

      COVID-19, Community Spirit, Colleague Support and Candy

      19th March 2020

      It’s not often that I get involved in blogs for Geolytix and you won’t hear much from me in the future but I thought I would take the opportunity to write one on this occasion. It's mainly to promote the difference that an enjoyable working environment & team can make to the wellbeing of its people.

    • Geolytix in The House. Helping the Co-op support Wellbeing in the Community

      Geolytix in The House. Helping the Co-op support Wellbeing in the Community

      6th March 2020

      On Tuesday Blair, Dan and Jasmin attended the parliamentary launch of the Co-op Community Wellbeing Index at the House of Commons. Geolytix worked in partnership with the Co-op to develop this index which aims to quantify the wellbeing of communities.

    • Physical Retailing Post Epidemic: Standing on a New Crossroad

      Physical Retailing Post Epidemic: Standing on a New Crossroad

      26th February 2020

      COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus, is a global epidemic potentially heading towards becoming a pandemic. It is having an effect on retailing; Geolytix China have looked at the impacts on their country's retail sector.

    • Life as an Apprentice

      Life as an Apprentice

      17th February 2020

      Geolytix were looking for their first apprentice. Becca was looking for an alternative route to university.

    • Chocolat: At home and abroad!

      Chocolat: At home and abroad!

      14th February 2020

      Valentine's is a peak in the chocolate gift-giving season (Xmas-through-Easter) and even Hotel Chocolat’s “Chocolate Metropolis” in Leeds was beginning to run out!

    • Aldi in Shanghai

      Aldi in Shanghai

      10th February 2020

      Aldi opened it's first store in China on the 7th June 2019 in Shanghai after it launched an e-commerce platform on Alibaba’s Tmall Global in April 2017.

    • Augmented Reality in the Physical Retail Space

      Augmented Reality in the Physical Retail Space

      3rd February 2020

      The high street is in danger, and some stores are turning to futuristic technologies to help stave off the likes of Amazon and JD.com. But what exactly is possible, and where could it lead us?

    • UK Public Transport

      UK Public Transport

      31st January 2020

      Geolytix produce multiple GeoData packs which are updated annually and available as a purchased product or use within our services work. Public Transport is vital data when making location-based decisions.

    • European Census and Indices

      European Census and Indices

      27th January 2020

      Census data is a powerful source of statistics able to describe a population. The data can be complex, messy, expensive, difficult to access and vary from country. Geolytix has taken the time to remove this hassle and make the data accessible, functional and open.

    • UK Supermarket Retail Points

      UK Supermarket Retail Points

      24th January 2020

      The latest release of the GEOLYTIX open Retail Points data set with the most recent openings and closures captured.

    • When SOLOMO met ME and things got physical.

      When SOLOMO met ME and things got physical.

      20th January 2020

      What on earth does SOLOMOME mean and why should you care?

    • The Workplace Revolution

      The Workplace Revolution

      26th November 2019

      The workplace revolution has prompted a change in the office landscape. Co-working spaces have fast become the popular solution.

    • Add search to your Ghost blog

      Add search to your Ghost blog

      21st November 2019

      A couple of weeks ago, roughly around the time when the Prime Minister of the UK promised to do the very same to himself, we finally ditched Wordpress.

    • GEOLYTIX Supermarket Retail Points

      GEOLYTIX Supermarket Retail Points

      18th November 2019

      The collective market share of the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons) has fallen to 62.7%.

    • Geolytix Down Under

      Geolytix Down Under

      30th October 2019

      Geolytix is officially open for business in Melbourne, Australia!

    • India Retail Landscape… A decade on

      India Retail Landscape… A decade on

      30th October 2019

      How exciting to be back in India, and particularly Mumbai, after almost a decade away.

    • Geolytix is Small but Global

      Geolytix is Small but Global

      28th October 2019

      I’ve been following Geolytix with interest since it was founded back in 2012.

    • Paris Retail Landscape – First Impression

      Paris Retail Landscape – First Impression

      14th October 2019

      I was always intrigued by the breath-taking history and the industry-leading fashion Paris presents to the world.

    • My Theory on How the Pie Chart was Invented? And what that tells us about innovation.

      My Theory on How the Pie Chart was Invented? And what that tells us about innovation.

      7th October 2019

      The pie chart was invented by a Bastille-storming, money-forging, dueller-libelling, spying, blundering, libertine and jailbird. But no one has figured out how and why.

    • The Added Value of Banking Data

      The Added Value of Banking Data

      30th September 2019

      Across the numerous sectors and markets we support and operate in there is one common theme that keeps arising… and don’t worry it’s not Brexit.

    • The Politics of Palm Oil

      The Politics of Palm Oil

      19th September 2019

      Having just landed back, I intended to write a blog about Malaysian retail from my recent trip. But some things are more important.

    • Unveiling SLA China (Society for Location Analysis, China)

      Unveiling SLA China (Society for Location Analysis, China)

      12th September 2019

      Twenty-four previous, current, future location planners from around the globe gathered on Wednesday 11th Sept 2019 in Xin Tian Di, Shanghai, and unveiled our own new communities – Society for Location Analysis, China.

    • Blackwell’s and the book buying experience

      Blackwell’s and the book buying experience

      9th September 2019

      A well-stocked bookshop, with the scent of new paper and an adventure on every shelf, has been a staple of the British high street for hundreds of years.

    • Coming Out as a Part Timer

      Coming Out as a Part Timer

      19th August 2019

      Part time working doesn’t work for professional occupations, right?

    • Machine Learning with spatial Big Data: How Uber helped us get there.

      Machine Learning with spatial Big Data: How Uber helped us get there.

      5th August 2019

      There is a notable trend in multinational corporations encouraging their location planners to work more closely with their colleagues in different countries as well as those doing analytics in different departments.

    • How a fruit and veg supplier won my heart

      How a fruit and veg supplier won my heart

      22nd July 2019

      I am a reluctant online shopper. I enjoy the actual shopping experience – choosing goods there and then and getting them immediately without expected delivery time.

    • Ways to do your grocery in Shanghai

      Ways to do your grocery in Shanghai

      18th July 2019

      I am a native of Shanghai.

    • Inferring Traffic Counts from Network Centrality

      Inferring Traffic Counts from Network Centrality

      12th July 2019

      We were recently asked by a client to incorporate an element of traffic and road utilisation into the modelling of their network blueprint as they investigate opportunities to locate drive-thrus.

    • One More Jigsaw Piece to Fit into Suning’s Smart Retail Empire

      One More Jigsaw Piece to Fit into Suning’s Smart Retail Empire

      5th July 2019

      This time it is Carrefour China…

    • Lush and the war on plastic

      Lush and the war on plastic

      29th June 2019

      Until 12 months ago Lush wasn’t on my radar.