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Aldi USA store Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | November 11, 2016

Aldi giving Walmart and Kroger a run for their money!

aldi-signALDI, founded by the Albrecht family, opened its first store in Germany in 1961, making it the first discount store in the world. Since that time, the Aldi family of stores has grown to include 665 locations in the UK (with almost half of those popping up in the past three years) and 1540 US locations in 34 states in the US. And, here’s the real kicker, by 2018, ALDI’s US stores will number 2000, as they open their doors to 650 new locations, including Southern California.

Should Walmart and Kroger be worried?

Aldi USA store Map

Aldi USA store Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a word, yes. Although these two giants combined take a third of the market share, ALDI’s popularity and aggressive expansion plans are giving them a run for their money.

What’s making ALDI so popular with consumers?

First, the ALDI business model  is simple: no frills, high quality, low prices and a quick in-and-out shopping experience for its customers. The other difference is that the average size of an ALDI store is 16,500 sq ft, compared with Kroger’s 61,000 sq ft and Walmart’s 104,000 sq ft. With only four or five aisles in each store and fewer brands to choose from, ALDI shoppers cut their shopping time dramatically. In today’s fast and furious world, saving time as well as money is a great incentive to shop ALDI.

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Gloria Sauvé
Communications and Marketing

Chipotle Stores Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | November 4, 2016

Chipotle’s Mexican Grill: more good things coming your way in 2017

chipotleAt Chipotle’s, good, fresh, nutritious food is no accident, it’s a commitment. Every ingredient in a Chipotle’s dish is the best quality money can buy. Vegetables and meat are sourced from farmers, rather than factories. By using only fresh, raw ingredients, with no fillers or additives, every meal served up at Chipotle’s oozes freshness and flaunts flavour.

With 2,128 locations across the United States, Chipotle’s has become a household name.

Chipotle USA Locations

Chipotle store map

Chipotle’s plans for 2017 include opening between 195 and 210 new store locations. A new interior concept that will improve customer flow and provide better seating options is currently being tested. As well, customers will soon be able to use a tablet to order their food in the restaurant right from their table–no more waiting in line. Lots of great things coming up for Chipotle customers!

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Dunkin’ Donuts USA Location Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | October 16, 2016

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Dunkin’ Donuts: that’s a lot of donut holes!

dunkindonuts-cu-downloadWhether they dunk, dip, nibble or gobble, Americans sure do like their donuts!

With more than 8,400 Dunkin’ Donuts locations across the U.S.A., and 52 varieties of donuts, that’s a lot of donut holes!

While most of the Dunkin’ Donuts U.S.A. locations are on the east coast, the company continues to expand westward, opening 30 new stores in California and another 300 planned in that state over the coming years.

Dunkin’ Donuts U.S.A. locations, as of September 29, 2016

Click on the StatsMap  for an expanded view.

Dunkin Donuts Store Map USA

Want your coffee to be ready when you are?

Download the Dunkin’ Mobile App, which allows members of the DD Perks Rewards Program to place their order in advance with On-the-Go Ordering. Now, that’s service!

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Finance and Marketing

 

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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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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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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Stats Map of the Week: Walmart just keeps on growing!

| StatsMap | February 16, 2015

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On January 29, 2015: Walmart Canada completed its expansion plans for its fiscal year 2015 with the opening of 11 supercentres . These completed real estate projects bring Walmart Canada’s total store count to 394 stores, including 280 supercentres and 114 discount stores.

 

Walmart Canada Locations January 2015

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But wait, there’s more…

Walmart, which ranks first on the Fortune 500 list of the world’s largest companies by revenues (a cool $473 billion in sales in 2014), says it plans to add yet another 29 new supercentre stores in Canada over the next 12 months, with openings scheduled for January 2016.

The expansion is expected to cost $340 million and create 3,700 construction jobs, 1,000 in-store jobs and 300 new positions at distribution centres.

The $340 million price tag will bring Canadian shoppers:

  • 29 new stores ($230 million)
  • more distribution centres ($75 million)
  • expanded online offerings ($35 million)

Walmart says the locations of specific store and distribution centre projects will be announced over the coming weeks and months as projects become finalized.

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Red Lion Data in Action

| Red Lion Data in action | February 11, 2015

Once again, Red Lion Data works with the media to bring you important news.

payday-loans-sign-cbcRed Lion Data recently provided Global News with a collection of location data sets which were used in the production of an  article entitled, Chequed out: Inside the payday loan cycle. 

The article, published on February 11, gives readers the inside scoop on how those “payday loan” cycles actually work. Check out the location maps within the article to see how payday loan store fronts are strategically located in lower income areas.  Take a few minutes to read it for yourself–you will be enlightened and amazed.

Thanks, again, to Global News for the opportunity to put Red Lion Data location datasets to work for communities across Canada. Congratulations to Global News for a very well-reserched and well-written article.

Gloria Sauve
Director of Marketing

Looking for UK retail location data sets? 

| Milestones, New datasets, News | February 10, 2015

Big Ben and UK FlagAnother Milestone for RLD!

Red Lion Data (RLD) is happy to announce that we have expanded our catalogue to include the United Kingdom.  

Check out our catalogue to see our wide variety of UK retailers…and keep coming back, because we will be adding several hundred more over the coming weeks.

Okay, gotta run, it’s tea time!

 

Cheerio!

Gloria Sauve
Director of Marketing

Target Stores Canada Map

| StatsMap | January 16, 2015

Americans may love their Target stores, but Canadians…not so much.

If Canadians had to pick a theme song for Target, it might be the Beatles’ “Hello, Good-bye.”

Target Corporation has just announced that it will immediately begin closing its 133 Canada locations. Within the next four or five months, there will be no sign that Target ever existed in Canada.

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Target Stores – Canada Map

 

Excited by the huge media build-up in 2013, Canadians were practically breathless waiting for Target to open its doors. But, higher-than-expected prices and empty shelves have left Canadians frustrated and disappointed. I visited my local Target store here in Ottawa on two occasions, and both times I left empty-handed.

Obviously, Target just doesn’t know the Canadian market and they underestimated the competition–of course, I’m referring to Walmart–which does understand and cater to Canadians’ needs. Walmart’s almost 400 stores in Canada serve more than one million customers each day. Additionally, its online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by over 250,000 Canadians daily. So, I guess Canadian shoppers will get along fine without Target.

The real sadness in Target’s departure from Canada is the 17,600 employees who will be looking for work. Target has, however, promised that each and every employee will receive a minimum of 16 weeks severance pay. Small consolation, but better than nothing.

Happy Holidays!

| Christmas Messages | December 19, 2014

Austin's Pre-prom party 2012 (9)It’s that wonderful time of the year, when the city is sparkling with lights, children are being extra-good in the hope that Santa has them on his Nice List and, as the song says, “shoppers rush home with their treasures.” It’s a crazy-good time for retailers, as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and Boxing Day sales send profits soaring.

It’s been a stellar year for Red Lion Data, too. Our catalogue now proudly offers more than 2,200 retailers totaling more than 2 million locations. Our client base has grown in leaps and bounds, as we continue to serve our returning customers and welcome new ones. Your patronage has helped Red Lion Data become a world-class provider of location data!

With the holidays fast approaching, we are looking forward to spending some well-earned time with family and friends. Whatever you are celebrating this December, we wish you and yours a wonderful celebration and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

We look forward to serving you well in 2015 and beyond.

From all of us here at Red Lion Data, Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Feliz Navidad!

Peter Rochon
CEO, Red Lion Data

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.

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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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Taking on the giant: Redbox vs Netflix

| Chain Store Map, StatsMap | September 23, 2014

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The closing of Blockbuster, North America’s mammoth video rental stores, has a lot of people seeing RED…REDBOX, that is!

Redbox,owned by Outerwall Inc. (OUTR), first made its appearance in the Washington Metropolitan Area in 2002, with a mere 11 video kiosks. By 2012, the number of Redbox kiosks had exploded to more than 42,000 in the United States and over 1,300 in Canada.

With the majority of them accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Redbox, provides a convenient and inexpensive service to movie-lovers and video game enthusiasts, alike.

With more than 42,000 Redbox kiosks in the  United States, Americans don’t have far to go to rent the latest movies and video games.

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Redbox Map USA – 42,172 locations

 The number of Redboxes in Canada grew from just 265 locations in 2012 to over 1300 locations in 2014.

Red Box Canada 2014 - 1308 Locations

Red Box Canada 2014 – 1308 Locations

Redboxes: just a trend, or here to stay?

While both Redbox and its major competitor, Netflix, offer DVD rental services, each has some pros and cons. For example, Netflix offers a wider variety of movies and television shows, free snail mail delivery to your home and no return dates. Redbox, on  the other hand, offers the convenience of grabbing new-release movies on your way out of the grocery store and many other retail locations. It just comes down to a matter of personal preference. But the big question is, will the uber convenience of streaming video kill the DVD rental services, altogether?

Redbox Instant: taking on the giant!

With the success of Redbox kiosks under its belt, Redbox Instant by Verizon is the new kid in the playground and it’s ready to take on Netflix, which is currently the world’s leading Internet subscription service for movies and TV shows. So how do they compare? Well, for $7.99 a month, Netflix subscribers can watch unlimited movies and TV shows streamed over the Internet to PCs, Macs and televisions. And, the expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix include Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii, Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. All tolled, more than 700 devices can stream from Netflix! The Netflix database currently boasts more than 60,000 movies!

Redbox isn’t flinching, though. Its’ new video-streaming service, which made its debut in March of 2013, has been designed specifically with movie-lovers in mind. For $8 a month, Redbox subscribers can enjoy streaming movies plus four nights of DVD rentals every month. The same package deal through Netflix will run subscribers $16 a month. While Redbox Instant’s database of movies is about 55,000 compared to Netflix’ 60,000, it continues to grow daily.

The bottom line…

Redbox has grown exponentially over the past few years but, how long will those Redboxes be around now that Redbox Instant is available?

Will Redbox Instant streaming movies become a serious threat to it’s biggest competitor, Netflix?

What do you think?

P.S. Redbox Instant is not yet available in Canada.

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