• Groundhog Day

      Groundhog Day

      27th January 2021

      Waking up in 2021, 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?

    • Life After Lockdown

      Life After Lockdown

      9th December 2020

      Anecdotally, town and city centres have been busy since England Lockdown 2 ended last Wednesday. We’ve been busy processing up mobility data from Saturday to see what it tells us about the 18,000 Retail Places we monitor.

    • Did Somebody Say…It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

      Did Somebody Say…It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

      4th December 2020

      Wednesday marked the end of England’s four-week Lockdown II. Many retailers will now be looking to salvage what they can following a tumultuous year. The run-up to Christmas is always a condensed & critical period but in 2020 this is exacerbated. So, what can we expect during these next three weeks?

    • Harnessing Mobility Data in Thailand

      Harnessing Mobility Data in Thailand

      27th November 2020

      While Thailand has been successful at managing the Coronavirus pandemic the economic toll has been high with a sharp decline in international tourist arrivals and falling private investment leading to a forecasted -7.3% contraction of GDP in 2020.

    • Barnsley – the future looks bright for a town with real heart and soul

      Barnsley – the future looks bright for a town with real heart and soul

      19th November 2020

      Across the country, 2020 has been challenging in a way that none of us expected it to be. Every village, town and city across the country has its own story of how the year has unfolded, and the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt.

    • The Wales Firebreak

      The Wales Firebreak

      4th November 2020

      The Wales Firebreak that came into effect on 23rd October attracted a great deal of media attention last week, with photographs of cordoned off ‘non-essential’ aisles a regular feature. But has the Wales Firebreak worked in terms of reducing activity?

    • PRESS RELEASE: Geolytix Retail Recovery Index

      PRESS RELEASE: Geolytix Retail Recovery Index

      8th July 2020

      There seems to be a broad consensus on top-level recovery rates in the UK as lockdown eases. But every city, town, village, shopping centre, retail park and local parade has its own story.

    • Retail Recovery - Que Sera Sera?

      Retail Recovery - Que Sera Sera?

      29th June 2020

      We’re often asked what a good level of forecast accuracy looks like. The answer is always: it depends. Some things are hard to forecast. Really hard. Even harder than convenience store turnover. Like, will things ever return to normal?