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Costco Store Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap, Uncategorized | August 6, 2016

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Costco members remain loyal, but we knew they would.

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Have you noticed fewer cars in the Costco parking lots, these past few weeks? No? Me, neither.

It’s only been a short seven weeks since Costco and American Express broke up, after going steady for 16 years.  As of June 16, of this year, amid a frenzy of complaints from its members, Costco began its partnership with Citi Visa…and customers were furious!

This morning, as I stood among dozens of other Costco aficionados, I realized that there’s little, if anything, Costco could do that would turn away its die-hard customers. I mean, where else can you buy 48 rolls of toilet tissue in one heavy and unmanageable package, along with a 50″ flat screen television, a new pair of jogging pants, a 40-pack of 40 AA batteries and a garden swing–all in one store? Let’s face it, Costco’s got us in the palm of its multi-billion dollar hand, and we are its willing captives.

Costco Store Map USA

Costco Store Map USA

Costco Store Map Canada

Costco Store Map Canada

If you’ve been longing to have a Costco store in your neck of the woods, check out the list of new store openings in August 2016:

–Columbia, SC
–NW Columbus, OH
–East Calgary, AB (Canada)
–Wembley, UK
–Lawrence Township, NJ
–Louisville, KY
–Orlando Business Centre, FL

These are just a few of the 32 new store openings that Costco announced on September 30, 2015.  With two Costco stores in Spain and one opening in France in 2017, there’s just no stopping this big-box giant! That said, the Costco store that I’m most excited about is the one scheduled to open in my neighbourhood of Ottawa, Canada, this November–just in time for my Christmas shopping!

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Gloria Sauvé
Finance and Marketing

Panera Bread: a really good breadtime story!

| Chain Store Map, Location Map | May 19, 2016

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Panera BreadPanera Bread: a really good breadtime story!

I’m a bread-lover. The taste, smell and texture of bread is like a tiny bit of Heaven to my senses. Along with great taste, I’m always in search of healthier alternatives to the typical supermarket breads. And, bread slices are meant to be eaten in pairs, cradling a tasty, nutritious middle layer. Add a delicious homemade soup or salad and you’ve got a Panera Bread meal, fit for gourmets and health food fanatics, alike.

 

Panera Bread U.S.A Locations, March 22, 2016

1,932 locations in the U.S.A. 

Panera Bread USA Locations Map

Panera Bread USA Location Map

But, wait, there’s more…

Panera Bread has consistently been rated at the top of the list for its nutritious, delicious, high quality food, by such sources as The New York TimesHealth.com and Business Insider.  With a commitment to serve only quality foods,  the company tasted 30 varieties of chicken before selecting an antibiotic-free variety to serve in its stores.

Panera Bread cares about people…Panera bread shelves

All Panera Bread franchises donate all of the baked goods remaining on their shelves at the end of each day to Day End Dough-Nation. If that’s not impressive enough, some Panera Breads operate on a pay-what-you-can system, that allows customers to pay more or less than the suggested menu price. Some locations help ensure that no one goes hungry by allowing a customer who cannot pay for his or her meal at the time, to volunteer for an hour a week at the cafe to earn a voucher for a free meal.

There you go, so many great reasons to become a Panera Bread regular!

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Finance and Marketing

Future Shops closes all 131 Canada retail locations

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | April 2, 2015

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis week, Canada’s largest retailer of consumer electronics abruptly shut the doors of of its 131 Future Shop locations.  After more than 32 years in business, Future Shop closed 66 stores on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The remaining 65 locations  will reopen within the week under the banner of U.S.-based owner, Best Buy. (See maps of Future Shop and Best Buy locations, below).

 

 Future Shop Canada locations

Future Shop Canada

Best Buy Canada locations

Best Buy Canada Store Map

With many of the Future Shop locations within walking distance of a Best Buy–some just a parking lot  away–the closures will dramatically reduce Best Buy’s real estate footprint, while still providing consumers with a neighbourhood big box electronics store.

It’s been a tough year for Canadian retailers and the thousands of employees whose lives have been affected by store closures. Hopefully, many former Future Shop employees will be able to put their electronics knowledge and customer service skills to work at the newly opened Best Buy stores.

Electronic shopping malls and smaller electronics reduce or eliminate the need for brick-and-mortar storefronts.

It’s a changing world, and consumer electronics are being delivered to us in smaller packages requiring less retail storage space. For example, big stereo systems have been replaced with iPods and giant desktop monitors and computers have been shunned in favour of thin, lightweight laptops and tablets. And, of course, there’s the convenience of on-line shopping, which makes price comparison quick and easy and, as an added incentive, delivery is usually fast and free. It’s a win-win-win situation for consumers and smart retailers are continually evolving to meet their customers’ needs.

The bottom line…

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Communications and Marketing

Michaels Stores Locations Map for USA and Canada

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | December 15, 2014

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How to relax without drugs or therapy!

MichaelsLogoWith today’s high-paced lifestyles, many of us are looking for ways to relax and tune out the stresses of rush-hour traffic, demanding jobs, family pressures and conflicting priorities. Some are looking for a way to release their inner artist or “Martha Stewart.” Still others are simply following their passions. So, what do they all have in common? Crafting. And, crafting is big business!

From the small independent craft shops and on-line merchants to chain stores, such as Hobby Town USA and Hobby Lobby, with 160 and 569 locations, respectively, the number of craft stores is on the rise. But, the mother of them all is Michaels, with a whopping 1,040 stores across the United States and another 109 in Canada.

 Michaels USA Store Map

Michaels Store Map

Michaels has over 1040 stores in the USA

Canadians love their handicrafts, too!

 Michaels Canada Store Map

Michaels Store Canada Map

Michaels has 109 stores in the Canada

Sometimes you just have to make time for yourself! Check out Michaels today, I guarantee you will find something for your special hobby or, maybe you’ll be inspired to try something brand new! Either way, before you go, don’t forget to visit their site for a great discount coupon.

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Director of Marketing

 

PetSmart USA and Canada Location Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | November 5, 2014

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What have you done for your pet, lately?

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If you were a dog or a cat–well, you wouldn’t be reading this story–but you just might be at one of the 1,255 Pet Smart locations in the U.S. or the 92 in Canada. (See location maps below)

 

PetSmart’s 1,255 store locations in the USA

PetSmart Store Map

PetSmart’s 92 store locations in Canada

PetSmart Store MapMore than just a pet store, PetSmart offers a wide range of services for your dog or cat. You and your pets can stroll through the store, together, to stock up on food, treats, toys and, even a new bed for Fuzzy.

The in-store PetSmart grooming salons offer a variety of services, from a simple “bath and brush” to the Top Dog package that includes a bath, grooming, nail clipping, teeth brushing and a stylish bandanna or hair bows.bone booth

When you need to go away for business or pleasure,  your furry babies can “vacation” at one of the 200 PetsHotels, conveniently located right inside PetSmart locations. Every PetsHotel offers accommodations ranging from the standard kennel cage to private suites that include a bed and a television tuned to the local animal channel for Fuzzy’s viewing pleasure. Want to talk to your pet while you’re away? No problem, a PetsHotel caregiver will bring Fuzzy to the bone phone to take your call.

PetSmart doesn’t just take care of your pets, they help take care of pets nationwide with their grant programs, which funded 2,800 animal welfare agencies between 1994 and 2013, for a whopping total of $212 million. Now, that is pet love!

 

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Director of Marketing

Canada Post geared up for 2014 Holiday Parcel Frenzy

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | November 5, 2014

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Canada Post’s 6,000 post offices are ready to handle the 2014 holiday onslaught of parcels.

Canada Post Map

Canada Post Location Map – click to view larger map

The 2014 holiday season is right around the corner, and Canada Post has already begun its annual tradition of weekend parcel delivery.

“Last year,  for the first time in its history, Canada Post delivered one million parcels in a single day on two occasions –December 10 and December 17.”  

More than 3,000 seasonal workers have been hired to complement Canada Post’s 49,000 delivery and processing employees. That translates into approximately 2oo,ooo delivery hours across the country over the holiday period.

Delivering two-thirds of all parcels ordered online, Canada Post ensures that retailers keep up with customer demands and that your packages arrive in time for the holidays–from coast to coast to coast.

The bottom line…

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Visualizing location data on a map

| Location Map | August 18, 2011

Location datasets can be useful in many ways. One interesting way is visualizing all locations on a country map.

There are many free and premium services that allow you to upload csv files (datasets) and plot the addresses on a map.

Below is Burger King`s 293 Canada locations on a Google map.
Click on the image for a larger view.

 

Burger King Canada Locations

Burger King Canada Locations

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