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Apple Store USA Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | March 22, 2017

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Apple Store 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Isn’t it surprising that Apple, which sells billions of dollars worth of electronic devices every year, has only 267 retail outlets across the USA?

Well, actually, it’s not surprising at all. To quote the late Marshall McLuhan, Canadian media guru of the 1960’s, “the medium is the message.” We are, after all, living in the Digital Age, and shopping online has become a part of our lifestyle–especially for electronics.

Apple USA, 267 Retail Stores

Apple Store USA Map

Free on-hour workshops!

As Apple’s product line expands, so too does its customer services. If you own an Apple product, you’re are likely familiar with the online Apple support groups. But, did you know that Apple stores offer free one-hour workshops on all of their products? The workshops are for people of all ages and experience levels. Apple also offers their very popular youth programs like Apple Camp and Field Trip.

Apple logo

 

Apple Trivia: Why is there a bite out of the apple?

It’s there for scale, so that a small Apple logo still looks like an apple and not a cherry. 

 

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Gloria Sauvé
Communications and Marketing

Tesco UK Store Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | March 14, 2017

TescoWith 2,668 retail locations, Tesco Grocery has the distinction of being both the the United Kingdom’s largest grocery chain and its largest retailer, period. 

Tesco Store Map

This StatsMap, which shows Tesco Grocery’s 2,668 UK  locations, makes it easy to understand why Tesco is a household name.

The Tesco UK family includes Tesco Metro stores, Tesco Superstores and Tesco Express.

 How Tesco got it’s name, and other fascinating Tesco trivia…

In 1919, a gentleman by the name of Jack Cohen began selling surplus groceries from a stall in East London. In 1924 he bought a shipment of tea from a Mr. T.E. Stockwell. Mr. Cohen came up with the idea to take the intials Mr. Stockwells initials, T.E.S., and combine them with Co, the first two letters of his surname, giving birth to the Tesco brand. And the rest, as they say is history.

Today, Tesco is proud to report that Finest* and Everyday Value are now the two largest food brands in the UK.

With Tesco’s newest service, Click and Collect, shoppers can order groceries on-line and choose a pick-up time that works best for them. Collection is currently available at 320 locations, with the number of collection points growing all the time.

So, there’s a bit of UK history for you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back, soon, for another cool StatsMap.

Gloria Sauve
Marketing and Communications

Canadian Tire Store Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map, StatsMap | March 9, 2017

Canadian Tire, from humble beginnings to a Canadian giant

Canadian Tire StoreWay back in the Roaring Twenties, 1920, to be exact, the Canadian automobile industry began to boom as the demand for cars rose. For the Billes brothers of Toronto, opportunity didn’t have to knock twice.  In 1922, John and Alfred Billes pooled their life savings of $1,800 and bought the Hamilton Tire and Garage Ltd. store at the corner of Gerrard and Hamilton Streets in Toronto. Their investment not only paid off, but paved the way to Canada’s beloved Canadian Tire stores.

Canadian Tire Retail Stores Location Map 2017

Canadian Tire Store Map

The Canadian tire logonext year (1923), the Billes brothers’ Canadian Tire Corporation opened the doors to its first large store, at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets in Toronto. And, as they say, the rest is history.

Today, the Canadian Tire Family of Companies includes Canadian Tire retail stores, PartSource, Gas+, FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts,National Sports, Intersport, Pro Hockey Life and Atmosphere), Mark’s, Canadian Tire Financial Services, CT REIT and Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a nationally registered charity that brings much needed help to underprivileged children.

Not bad for an $1,800 investment.

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Gloria Sauvé
Communications and Marketing

 

Staples USA Store Map

| Chain Store Map, Location Map | February 16, 2017

What you didn’t know about Staples might surprise you.

Staples store frontWho hasn’t been to Staples for one thing or another? It’s the go-to place for everything you need to run your office or create your school project. With 1,245 locations across the US, Staples is providing some solid competition to Office Depot/Office Max (1,433 US locations).

Staples USA, 1,245 locations

Staples Store Map

Staples’ claim to “make it easy to make more happen,” is backed up by their multiple shopping options:

  • shop in person at your local Staples store;
  • shop on-line with delivery right to your home;
  • shop on-line and pick up your order at the store;
  • shop-on-the-go with Staples’ mobile device app for your iPhone or Android

Staples: giving back to communities

Staples is well-known for its commitment to education, from cause marketing, sponsorship and grants, to product donations. In fact, in 2015, Staples donated more than $13 million to non-profit organizations around the world.

There’s more to Staples than just selling office products; they are touching the lives of real people by making it easy to make more happen. And, that’s a for-sure!

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.

Be sure to come back soon for a new StatsMaps story. Please leave a comment letting us know if you like our StatsMaps feature! If you have an idea for StatsMaps, we’d love to hear about it!

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!

Be sure to come back soon for a new StatsMaps story. Please leave a comment letting us know if you like our StatsMaps feature! If you have an idea for StatsMaps, we’d love to hear about it!

Gloria Sauvé
Communications and Marketing

 

 

 

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!

Be sure to come back soon for a new StatsMaps story. Please leave a comment letting us know if you like our StatsMaps feature! If you have an idea for StatsMaps, we’d love to hear about it!

Gloria Sauvé
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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Gloria Sauvé
Finance and Marketing

Panera Bread: a really good breadtime story!

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

Welcome to StatsMaps, where every map tells a story.

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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Gloria Sauve
Finance and Marketing

Future Shops closes all 131 Canada retail locations

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

Welcome to StatsMaps, where every map tells a story.

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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Gloria Sauve
Communications and Marketing

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

| StatsMap | February 16, 2015

Welcome to StatsMaps, where every map tells a story!

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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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Gloria Sauve
Finance and Marketing

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

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