We are developing a new database tool for any high-end, single-brand retailer. Most of these retailers are focused on selling their brand in department stores like Neimans, Saks, and Nordstroms. Another less-traveled channel is local, high-end boutiques, which sell multiple brands, but are much smaller in size and located in only one premium neighborhood. With thousands of these boutiques in the country, finding the “right” one can be a challenge.
Through our work in retail location strategy, we have begun to develop a database of these boutiques. This database includes fields for things like brands carried, surrounding stores, years in business, and wealth-level of surrounding neighborhood. This database can be used by retail sales teams for driving growth.