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A supermarket real estate director from Southern California who has been in business for 30 years, when asked about using our service, said he didn't need us because he knew every piece of property in Southern California and knew every deal and he would never be surprised by anything we would find. We did a test for him and found five sites for incoming competitors that he had no knowledge of. He was convinced.
An East Coast grocer said that the commercial real estate brokers in her area knew everything that was going on and she didn't need us. We informed her about an incoming competitor's million square foot distribution facility near her. She told us "wait a minute and I'll call you back" and she checked around and called back and said she had not been successful at finding anyone who knew about it. "Are you sure?" We told her we had three separate public documents showing that it would be built. We told her the news in April and in August it was announced on the front page of Supermarket News.
Our software downloaded all pages from a government website in Texas. It showed an incoming competitor in December. We looked back in January and all references to it had been scrubbed from the city government website but we still had all of the data including the agendas for the planning board that had originally been posted in December.
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Grocery stores and supermarkets is one of the industries that shows steady growth in the US. With over 38,015 locations it employs more than 3.4 million people and has over $649 billion in sales.
The modern retailing industry has led to huge changes in the grocery business model. The power of largest grocery chains such as Wal-Mart and Target has led to a consolidation in the industry forcing the closure of many small grocery stores and fierce competition between each other. With a large efficient supply chain and economies of scale, the hypermarkets of Wal-Mart have wiped out a large section of the grocery industry. Now Lidl and Amazon.com are entering the business of food retailing through even more modern techniques such as drones and sensors or even lower prices for private brands. All these innovations will lead to even more changes and aggressive competition in the industry in the coming years.
Discount stores are often defined as retail outlets that sell brand-name and private-brand merchandise at prices significantly lower than prices at conventional retailers. In the US now there are two main players, Dollar General and Family Dollar / Dollar Tree, who own more than 26,000 stores, employs more than 265,000 people and sales of over $20 billion in sales.close
Today there are approximately 67,000 pharmacies in the United States with over $251 billion in sales. Almost half (33,000) are located within drug stores, grocery stores, hospitals and department stores. The remaining pharmacies are considered to be independent or privately owned. The top 25 pharmacy chain stores represent about 28,000 pharmacy locations in the U.S. and employ about 46,000 on-staff pharmacists.close
The United States is home to the second largest passenger vehicle market of any country in the world. While the new-car market in 2016 showed about 17.55 million units sold across the nation’s 18,100 new-car dealerships, the used-car market towers above it, with roughly 40 million cars sold each year through private parties and 45,000 independent used-car dealerships.close
Home Improvement Stores sell to end users, such as do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors, a range of home repair and maintenance goods, such as hardware, tools, electrical goods, lumber and structural material for construction and renovations. Home improvement industry is dominated by three major players: Ace Hardware, Home Depot, and Lowes. With over 8500 stores in the US the industry employees over 760 thousand people and tops $170 billion in sales.close
A convenience store is a small retail business that stocks a range of everyday items such as groceries, snack foods, confectionery, soft drinks, tobacco products, over-the-counter drugs, toiletries, newspapers, and magazines. Operators of 108,483 gas station increasingly rely on convenience store sales rather than gasoline sales. Overall industry hits $343 billion in sales and employs nearly 838,360 people.close
Home Electronics or Consumer electronics are the stores that sell electronic or digital equipment intended for everyday use, typically in private homes. This 74 billion industry that employs over 331,275 people comprises 52,892 small and large stores.close
A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. Accommodations may range from a modest-quality mattress in a small room to large suites with bigger, higher-quality beds, kitchen facilities, and en-suite bathrooms. With over 53,554 businesses the hospitality industry employs over 1.6 million people and tops $169 billion in sales.close
A tire store is usually denoted to a place (independent tire dealers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, auto dealerships, and tire company-owned stores) where new or used tires for passenger vehicles, light trucks, trucks, and farm equipment are sold. The $38 billion industry consists of over 34,787 locations and employs over 190,888 people.close
A department store is a retail establishment offering a wide range of consumer goods in different product categories known as “departments”. The $157 billion industry consists of over 7,936 businesses that employ nearly 992,109 people.close
A movie theater (also known as cinema) is a venue, usually a building, that contains an auditorium for viewing films (also called movies or motion pictures), for entertainment. The $17 billion industry employs over 144,210 at 5,472 sites and shows an average 2.7% growth.close
A fast food restaurant, also known as a quick service restaurant (QSR), is a specific type of restaurant that serves fast food cuisine and has minimal table service. There are over 200,000 fast food restaurants in the United States that employ 4,447,493 people.It is estimated that 50 million Americans eat at one of them every single day making industry revenues a whopping $245 billion.close
A fitness center (also known as a health club or a gym) is a place that houses exercise equipment for the purpose of physical exercise. Over 55.3 million Americans paid gym membership fees and belonged to at least one of the 36,180 health clubs nationwide. The $25.8 billion industry is showing steady growth adding around 2000 new clubs/centers yearly.close
There are over 5083 commercial banks in the US that are licensed to receive deposits, make loans, and also provide financial services, such as wealth management, currency exchange, and safe deposit boxes. They employ nearly 664,833 people in 92,242 bank branches in all 52 states and District of Columbia.close
Pet stores sell a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, and also sell pet food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, cat litter, cages, and aquariums. Some stores also offer pet services, such as grooming and training. The $19 billion industry is dominated by two major players, Petco and PetSmart, who hold nearly 60% of the market, but a canadian newcomer Pet Valu is starting to build it’s way to the US market adding more than 130 stores in just a few years. Overall there are more than 17,524 establishments in the industry that employs over 121,360 people and shows growth at 2.7% yearly.close
Family style restaurants is a restaurant that serves moderately-priced food in a casual atmosphere. The total number of locations in the US is over 30,567 with over a hundred companies having 50 and more locations.close
Self-storage is an industry in which storage space is rented to tenants, usually on a short-term basis. The self-storage industry has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the commercial real estate industry in the US over the period of the last 30 years and now the number of facilities exceeds 52,500 units.close
With over 20,709 businesses the occupancy rates of commercial real estate mostly drive this $10 billion industry. For the last few years, it showed an average of 4% annual growth and the number of employees grew to 159,428 last year.close