• Australia: WFH to a COVID safe workplace.

      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?

      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?

    • Groundhog Day

      Groundhog Day

      27th January 2021

      Waking up in 2021, 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

      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

      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…

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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.

    • How can data help our tourist towns recover?

      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?

      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

      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?

      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

      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?

      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.

      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

      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

      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.