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15 Feb 2024 by

RetailSonar Team

Fresh blood! Get to know Eya, Sam, Antony, Tibo and Rick

A strong European scale-up like RetailSonar cannot grow that fast without a regular inflow of shiny new stars! There are a few things our colleagues have in common. First of all, they have a soft spot for data. And when it comes to tackling complex challenges, they don’t just dip their toes in the water, they cannonball right in! Not to mention their peculiar hobbies ... Let’s get to know Sam, Antony, Eya, Tibo and Rick and discover it yourself.

7 Feb 2024 by

RetailSonar Team

Why are successful retailers opening more and more smaller retail locations?

More and more large retailers and purely online retailers often open small retail formulas in the city center. What is behind this strategy and what can you learn from it in terms of efficiency, proximity and the effect on online sales?

1 Feb 2024 by

RetailSonar Team

Geomarketing: what is it and why do retailers use it?

Geomarketing is likely something you're already utilizing, whether intentionally or unintentionally, in your efforts to research locations, analyze stores, or conduct local marketing. But what is this exactly? What is the added value? And how do you use geomarketing for maximum return from your network of store locations?

24 Jan 2024 by

RetailSonar Team

Dutch ultrafast chargers are used most heavily

Every 6 months, we measure the usage of ultrafast chargers in several European countries. Therefore, we rely on anonymous visit registrations, captured from more than 30 mobile apps. In this article, we present our latest findings for five European countries.

9 Jan 2024 by

The New Drive

Charging infrastructure for parking owners | Guest blog

The future is electric. More and more businesses are opting for electric company vehicles, and individuals are also making the switch. Consequently, the demand for publicly accessible charging infrastructure is growing rapidly. Since not everyone has a charging solution at home, charging infrastructure on the go or at the destination is also essential. One of these solutions lies in providing charging infrastructure by parking owners. But why should a parking owner invest in this?

16 Nov 2023 by

RetailSonar Team

These 5 success factors determine the turnover of your public charging location

Europe currently has more than 2.6 million public charging points. To meet the growing demand, 6.8 million are needed by 2030.

24 Oct 2023 by

RetailSonar Team

RetailSonar opens its 4th European office in Germany

Since September 1, RetailSonar Germany has opened its doors at the Gänsemarkt in Hamburg. This new company is the fourth company in the group (next to entities in Belgium, France and The Netherlands). From these 4 countries we want to ease the distribution of our geomarketing solution towards the large international retail- and service companies across Europe.

10 Oct 2023 by

RetailSonar Team

Slow, fast or ultra-fast? How do you invest in the most profitable charging station at each location?

How do you determine which type of charging station to invest in at each location? In a highly competitive market, you need maximum certainty in determining the most profitable mix of charging infrastructure. Follow the customer. The local activity around the charging stations is often decisive.

11 May 2023 by

Pieter-Jan De Smet

RetailSonar launches ChargePlanner: sales forecasting software for EV charging stations

As the number of electric cars rapidly increases, so is the demand for more public EV charging stations. But where exactly should they be located? As the market leader in analyses for (retail)locations, we are now also conquering the fast-growing EV market with our ChargePlanner tool. "Many operators are still under-investing in data & AI”.

13 Apr 2023 by

RetailSonar Team

10 reasons why so many retailers choose RetailSonar

How has RetailSonar become the European market leader in location strategy in just 10 years? Why do so many national and international chains turn to this Belgian-Dutch scale-up? Well, it’s quite simple really: RetailSonar has no competitors. We do many things very differently to other organisations. These are the 10 points that make RetailSonar unique.

6 Mar 2023 by

Monique Husslage

Halo effect: are you already generating extra online sales in the areas around your physical stores?

You sell more online in the direct catchment area of your physical stores. This 'halo effect' is an indispensable asset in the battle against pure online players! How do you benefit as a retailer from the extra sales opportunities that your omnichannel network offers? Allow us to explain.

6 Feb 2023 by

Emily Ongenaert

Poorly performing stores? Consider these 5 property strategies!

For locations with poor performance and few growth opportunities, a change of location is sometimes the only way out. Is the best option always to close your location? Here are the main alternatives.

2 Jun 2022 by

RetailSonar Team

Location Talking Points #8 | What can you learn from H&M, Tesco, Albert Heijn, Coca-Cola and Facebook?

Every month, we show you the latest and most inspiring location strategies from here and abroad. This means you’re always one step ahead in optimizing your future-proof network! In this video: the location strategies of H&M, Tesco, Albert Heijn, Coca-Cola and Meta.

20 Apr 2022 by

RetailSonar Team

RetailSonar launches Europe’s largest retail database

The retail world is changing at a rapid pace. Data that is accurate, applicable and up to date is more important than ever before. That is why RetailSonar is now introducing the largest and most up-to-date retail database in Europe.

14 Mar 2022 by

RetailSonar Team

Location Talking Points #7 | What can you learn from Starbucks, McDonald's, Delhaize, Subway, Amazon and Toolstation?

Every month, we show you the latest and most inspiring location strategies from here and abroad. This means you’re always one step ahead in optimizing your future-proof network! In this video: the location strategies of Starbucks, McDonald's, Delhaize, Subway, Amazon and Toolstation.

2 Feb 2022 by

Emily Ongenaert

Location Talking Points #6 | What can you learn from Aldi, Jumbo, IKEA, New York Pizza, Rituals & more?

Every month, we show you the latest and most inspiring location strategies from here and abroad. This means you’re always one step ahead in optimizing your future-proof network! In this video: the location strategies of Aldi, Jumbo, IKEA, New York Pizza, Rituals & more.

26 Oct 2021 by

Monique Husslage

Location Talking Points #5 | What can you learn from Specsavers, Zeeman, MediaMarkt, Lidl, Mere & Dirk?

Every month, we show you the latest and most inspiring location strategies from here and abroad. This means you’re always one step ahead in optimizing your future-proof network! In this video: the location strategies of Specsavers, Zeeman, MediaMarkt, Lidl, Mere & Dirk.

15 Sep 2021 by

Pieter-Jan De Smet

RetailSonar becomes largest European geomarketing player after acquisition of French company Geocible

Since 1 September, the French company Geocible has been part of the international RetailSonar group. With this acquisition, we have added more than 20 years of experience to our location intelligence and accelerated our European expansion. “Even the competitors admire Geocible for the high quality of its technical expertise.”

25 Aug 2021 by

RetailSonar Team

Location Talking Points #4 | What can you learn from Action, Coolblue, Basic-Fit & HEMA?

Every month, we show you the latest and most inspiring location strategies from here and abroad. This means you’re always one step ahead in optimizing your future-proof network! In this video: the location strategies of Action, Coolblue, Basic-Fit & HEMA.

7 Jul 2021 by

Monique Husslage

12 things you didn't know about RetailSonar

Everyone knows that we help our customers make the right decisions for each location. But did you also know these 12 facts about RetailSonar?