November 17, 2017|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|RE/Site Selector|blog

Restaurant Expansion: Emerging Restaurant Markets

As with the retail industry, the restaurant industry has recently been trying to keep up with changing consumer behaviors and technological advances in the restaurant landscape. Some restaurants are beginning ...


November 15, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|C Suite|RE/Site Selector|article

Are Malls the New Four-Letter Word?

Franchise Times shares a recap of Buxton Senior Vice President Stephen Polanski's presentation on the state of malls at the 2017 Restaurant Finance & Development Conference.


November 10, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|RE/Site Selector|blog

Micro Level Data: Are You Overlooking This Valuable Source of Real Estate Intelligence?

In today’s big data crazy world, broad, macro level datasets such as demographics, psychographics, and business locations often get a lot of attention. Given the fact that this ...


November 06, 2017|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|C Suite|Company News|article

Investing for Growth? Veterans Flag Top Priorities recaps Buxton's panel session at the 2017 Fast Casual Executive Summit, which featured insights from leading restaurant industry executives on tough questions management should ask before investing in growth initiatives.


November 03, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|RE/Site Selector|blog

What is Sales Forecasting in Site Selection?

Sales forecasting has become an increasingly common element of the site selection process and is often the focus of real estate modeling projects. Given the wide variety of forecasting options ...


October 24, 2017|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|RE/Site Selector|Client Announcement|press

Sammy’s Grill to Leverage Customer Insights in Market Planning Strategy

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (October 24, 2017) — Sammy’s Grill, a Louisiana-style restaurant in the Baton Rouge area, has recently partnered with Buxton to utilize customer analytics to strengthen its site ...


October 20, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|C Suite|blog

Two Critical Questions to Ask During Your Annual Strategic Planning

Annual strategic planning discussions are an important time for evaluating the current state of the business and identifying the best go-forward path. As the retail and restaurant industries navigate sweeping ...


October 12, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|C Suite|blog

Auditing Your Existing Portfolio of Stores: Do You Know Where You Stand Today?

As a member of the leadership team at your company, one of your toughest jobs is ensuring that you allocate resources such as human capital, local store marketing budgets, and ...


October 06, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Marketer|blog

How Local Store Marketing Benefits Franchisors and Franchisees

It’s no secret that local store marketing strategies are growing in popularity, but the benefits are particularly valuable for franchise organizations. For franchisors, you often don’t ...


October 06, 2017|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|RE/Site Selector|article

5 Ways Restaurants Should Rethink Real Estate

Buxton client Newk's Eatery discusses its use of data analytics in this article published by Nation's Restaurant News.


October 05, 2017|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|Marketer|RE/Site Selector|Client Announcement|press

Coolgreens Partners with Buxton to Utilize Analytics in Expansion Strategy

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (October 5, 2017) — Coolgreens, a healthy fast casual concept with six locations in Oklahoma, has recently partnered with Fort Worth-based Buxton to leverage advanced customer analytics in its ...


September 29, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|RE/Site Selector|blog

Keep Investing or Move on? How Market Potential Analysis Can Assist With Infill Decisions

For many retailers and restaurants, this is a familiar scenario. Your brand has opened new locations extensively in a market. The market has performed great, but now you face an ...


September 22, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Healthcare|Journey|Awareness|Persona|RE/Site Selector|Strategist|blog

What is GIS Mapping? A Beginner’s Guide for Site Selectors and Strategists

GIS mapping is a buzzword in many fields, including real estate site selection and business strategy. But what exactly is GIS and how is it used? In this blog post, ...


September 01, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|Marketer|blog

How Franchisees Can Bring Marketing to the Local Level

In the franchise marketing world, it’s common to see a franchisor develop one-size-fits-all marketing materials for their franchise networks. While this may assist with overall brand awareness, some ...


August 30, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|C Suite|RE/Site Selector|blog

Why Is Your Site Selection Strategy More Critical Than Ever?

Retail site selection has always been an important element of a brand’s strategy. Great locations position retailers for success, while poor locations yield disappointing results. For decades, retail ...


August 18, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Franchise|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|C Suite|RE/Site Selector|blog

When Do Businesses Need Site Selection Services?

Many companies reach a point in their growth and development when they feel that it is helpful to invest in site selection services. But with a wide spectrum of services ...


August 14, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|RE/Site Selector|blog

Four Key Types of Retail Real Estate

Site selection is one of the most important decisions you can make as real estate professional. Once you’ve identified a market and the ideal location to plant your ...


August 03, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|Marketer|blog

How to Reach More Customers During Back-to-School Shopping Season

As a new school year quickly approaches, many consumers are beginning to plan their back-to-school shopping trips. Back-to-school spending is expected to reach $83.6 billion this year, according to a recent ...


July 21, 2017|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|RE/Site Selector|blog

Casual Restaurants Use Daypart Customer Analytics to Regain Market Share

Casual dining operators are faced with the challenge of recapturing market share that has been lost to competition not only from other casual restaurant operators, but from fast casual and ...


July 13, 2017|Retail|Restaurant|Journey|Awareness|Persona|Analyst|Marketer|RE/Site Selector|blog

What’s happening to the middle market grocer?

As the retail industry has experienced major changes, the grocery industry has sat back with a sigh of relief. The impact on the grocers’ bottom line was unforeseen in ...

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