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Gym Vs. Burger? Foursquare Data Reveals When People Will Give Up Their New Year's Resolutions

Feb 06, 2019

New Year, new us, right? Apparently not. According to Forbes, 40% of Americans make self-resolutions at the beginning of each year, however only 8% actually accomplish them....

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Foursquare Announces its First 'Foursquare for Good' Program

Sep 17, 2018

This morning, I had the privilege of representing Foursquare and standing up on stage at Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange 2018 in front of a room full of academics, data scientists, not-for-profits ...

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Amazon's Whole Foods Prime Day promo delivers visit boost

Jul 26, 2018

Two weeks ago, we looked at how Prime Day impacted sales to retailers in the weeks following Prime Day 2017....

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Amazon Prime Day Pushes Shoppers Online

Jul 13, 2018

Amazon’s annual Prime Day is coming on Monday next week (7/16), and it’s slated to be yet another massive, global phenomenon. Pretty impressive for new holiday....

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Which gyms are feeling the burn?

Jul 27, 2017

As specialty fitness studios reach tipping point, Planet Fitness and luxe gyms in demand once again...

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Can cannabis cannibalize booze sales?

Apr 19, 2017

As policies change around the legalization of marijuana, alcohol companies have braced for impact. So let’s be blunt: What does legalizing marijuana do to alcohol sales?...

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How Macy's and Kmart Store Closures Will Impact American Retailers

Feb 08, 2017

When a retailer closes stores, where do the shoppers go and how do shopping patterns shift? How much does a closed store impact the local economy, and a closed retailer impact national business?...

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A look at foot traffic during the biggest weather moments of 2016

Dec 17, 2016

This year, the U.S. experienced more than its fair share of extreme weather events. From Winter Storm Jonas to Hurricane Matthew, it seems like weather was perpetually on our TVs and phones taunting u...

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The best (and worst) times to shop

Dec 02, 2016

Time is money baby, so just in time for the holiday shopping rush, Foursquare looked at foot traffic data to understand when you’ll find crowd-free clothing stores, jewelry shops — even supermarkets a...

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Your holiday shopping habits reveal more than you think

Nov 23, 2016

The holiday season is notorious for bringing out two distinct types of shoppers: the Black Friday deal-seeker and the last-minute procrastinator....

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Which Fast Food Chains are Winning with Late-Night Diners?

Oct 07, 2016

We recently used Foursquare’s foot traffic data to determine the most popular places for late-night college eats (spoiler: the top universities and party schools love tiki bars and taverns; see this i...

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The Most Popular Places for Late-Night College Eats

Sep 16, 2016

We’ve all been there! You return to your dorm after a night out on the town when you’re struck with a case of the late-night munchies. Perhaps you’re in an “altered state of mind,” or perhaps you’ve j...

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What's Hot in Cleveland and Philadelphia

Jul 16, 2016

TOTAL # OF RESTAURANTS It’s tough to compare these two cities directly: Cleveland is about half the size of Philadelphia. So, unsurprisingly, Philly, with almost 12,000 restaurants, has about 3.5x th...

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Happy (moving to) Canada Day

Jul 01, 2016

Considering a move to our neighbo(u)r to the north?...

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The Dating Matrix: Where You Go Matters More Than You Think

Feb 17, 2016

When choosing a place for a night out — especially during this February week of love — consider these factors: how romantic it is, and, if you’re single, whether the ratio of men-to-women is in your f...

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What America Ate, Drank and Saw in 2015

Dec 18, 2015

What was 2015 all about? Small-batch distilleries, unexpectedly popular beaches, the creamiest of burrata cheese: this year was unique, surprising, and always delicious....

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Trending This Week: Using Data to Uncover a City's Best New Bars and Restaurants

Oct 14, 2015

More likely than not, recently you’ve read a handful of food coverage written as lists. We know our brains love a good list; information presented in a clear and concise fashion. In the food and trave...

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