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Freedom Day has been and gone, but have people been enjoying their freedom in London?
31st August 2021
We look at how London activity levels have recovered since Freedom Day on July 19th 2021.
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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)
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.
Australia: WFH to a COVID safe workplace.
15th February 2021
We look at the effect 2020 has played on the workforce and employment patterns around Australia, a country on its journey out of lockdown.
Will the most walked path be the online high-street in 2021?
8th February 2021
Covid-19 and lockdowns in particular have affected how the UK is shopping, predominately a surge in online shopping. Once lockdown is lifted, will we be itching to get back to the high-street or will online shopping continue to rise in popularity?
27th January 2021
2021 and 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?
A bit more help than just the Milkman
18th January 2021
2020 was a year we will never forget and it changed the way we socially interacted as a nation. The food industry was significantly impacted, which opened doors for an old British favourite...the milkman.
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…
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
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
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
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?
Tiers and Tears
27th October 2020
Since areas of the UK began entering local lockdowns in September, we have assembled these boundaries as a useful resource to track what is going on.
The road to recovery: monitoring UK Retail Recovery using MAPP
27th August 2020
Town centres, high streets, retail parks & shopping centres across the UK are experiencing varying rates of retail recovery as lockdown eases.
How can data help our tourist towns recover?
10th August 2020
We’ve been pondering this question at Geolytix. Here in our local state of Victoria, Australia, our tourist towns have been hit by the double whammy of horrific bushfires followed by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The office, to be or not to be? Or is the real question... where?
29th July 2020
Like many an office biscuit tin, ours is sadly on a career break.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.