Olivia Watson

Recent Posts

Restaurant visitation is not a clear driver behind recent COVID-19 transmission

Earlier during the pandemic, we found some relationships between restaurant visitation and spiking COVID-19 case counts. 

Why are Dollar Stores growing so quickly?

Dollar stores have been one of the fastest-growing retail channels since the pandemic began. Dollar General and Dollar Tree are expanding new store concepts, and shares of both...

The latest consumer insights on COVID-19 and vaccines

As we near the year's end, we are truly ready for 2020 to be over and hopeful that 2021 holds better news. With that in mind, let's look at our latest insights from last week to...

2020 Insights - Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Our recent national survey of 810 consumers found that half of respondents shopped the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend.

The third-party delivery explosion

The restaurant third-party delivery market has skyrocketed since the pandemic started.

Why are chicken sandwiches having such a moment?

In the last few weeks, new players have entered the chicken sandwich wars:   Zaxby’s announced its new Signature Chicken Sandwich, Church’s Chicken released the Church’s Chicken...

Infographic: 2020 Holiday Shopping Insights

The holiday season will look very different this year. Here are survey results on how shoppers are planning their travel, meals, shopping, and gift giving for Thanksgiving and the...

Amazon Prime Day was an impressive success

Prime Day 2020 was a success for Amazon, even on top of the huge growth they saw since the beginning of the pandemic.   They achieved an high degree of awareness among shoppers,...

Supermarkets have lost ground to the competition

During the early months of the pandemic, Supermarkets were up as much as 5-10% in market share year over year. But recently, they've softened and are now flat year over year,...

Cafe/Bakery Restaurants are Still Struggling

In today's Insights Briefing webinar, we analyzed the performance of Cafe/Bakery restaurants using all three of our primary data sets: foot traffic, transactions, and our Daily...