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    • Marugame Udon - Liverpool Street’s new lunch and evening spot

      Marugame Udon - Liverpool Street’s new lunch and evening spot

      29th July 2021

      Last week, Jas, Chris and Kate were fortunate enough to be invited to the soft opening of Marugame Udon, an authentic Japanese Udon restaurant, located a short walk from Liverpool St Station in London.

    • Conducting international business from your own home

      Conducting international business from your own home

      29th July 2021

      Luke has been based in Japan for 16 years, with nearly 4 of those at Geolytix. He supports our customers in the huge and fast-changing APAC region applying over 20 years of experience in network planning for a wide-range of leading retailers and brands.

    • From South Korea to the UK : Understanding 'how busy is this road?'

      From South Korea to the UK : Understanding 'how busy is this road?'

      28th July 2021

      We introduce you to one of our most ambitious data networks we have created - a modelled value count for every major road in the county of operation; we started with South Korea.

    • The Wimbledon Effect

      The Wimbledon Effect

      27th July 2021

      Wimbledon was back this year, after taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic - the first time the tournament hasn't been held since the Second World War. This year we could appreciate 'The Wimbeldon Effect' from another aspect - the boost in activity levels.

    • Tokyo Olympics - Summer in the City

      Tokyo Olympics - Summer in the City

      23rd July 2021

      Luke, our business development director based in Japan discusses the impact COVID has had on the largest and most complex sporting event in the world.

    • 3 months after joining Geolytix and I've finally met the team in-person

      3 months after joining Geolytix and I've finally met the team in-person

      21st July 2021

      With offices now allowed to officially open, Lizzie - our latest associate- discusses how working from home didn't hinder the spirit and qualities of Geolytix shining through the virtual workplace.

    • Could you be our next Data Analyst?

      Could you be our next Data Analyst?

      20th July 2021

      Do you like maps and numbers? Are you computer literate and proactively seek out new skills and software? This position could be for you......

    • Has Yorkshire bounced back?

      Has Yorkshire bounced back?

      6th July 2021

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

    • 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!

    • We're looking for our next Data Delivery Manager

      We're looking for our next Data Delivery Manager

      22nd June 2021

      We're looking for our next Data Delivery Manager; if this interests you, read below...

    • 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.

    • Welcome to the (Amazon) Jungle:

      Welcome to the (Amazon) Jungle:

      9th March 2021

      Thursday 4th March 2021 marked a pivotal moment for the UK grocery market. After years of spinning at the rumour mill, ‘Amazon Fresh’ quietly launched their first store on this side of the Atlantic. Ealing has inadvertently become the epicentre for ‘hyper-convenience’ - but will Amazon thrive?

    • 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