Posted by Brittany Dervan

What Location Intelligence Reveals About The Philadelphia Phillies Fan Attendance Since Signing Bryce Harper

While some Major League Baseball teams are facing declining or stagnant fan attendance this 2019 baseball season, it’s another story for the Philadelphia Phillies. Since Bryce Harper signed a 13-year, $330 million contract this past offseason with the team, their game attendance has been reportedly higher . T he Washington Nationals on the other hand are not having a great season since losing Bryce Harper to the Phillies.

Posted by Melissa Burke

Meet Skyhook at Boston TechJam

Skyhook is exhibiting for the first time at Boston TechJam on Thursday, June 13th from 4pm-9pm. 

Posted by Brittany Dervan

How Location Intelligence Helps Improve Customer Loyalty & Retention For Brands

With 61 percent of loyal customers going out of their way to buy from a specific company, and 60 percent of loyal customers making more frequent purchases, it’s no surprise that brands are looking for new ways to increase customer loyalty and retention. Creating high levels of trust and a personalized, more seamless experience is critical in achieving this. 

Posted by David Bairstow

What Location Intelligence Reveals About Third-Party Food Delivery Services That Restaurants Need to Know

Third-party food delivery services are taking the restaurant world by storm. According to Technomic , off-premise sales make up 44% of all restaurant sales, and 25% of all off-premise orders are for delivery. There are many growing players in the third-party food delivery industry, but Grubhub, Doordash and UberEats have a dominant share of the market overall. Major food/beverage chains are also jumping on board : Starbucks is now expanding delivery to more U.S. stores through its partnership with UberEats, and Taco Bell is offering delivery nationwide through Grubhub. 

Posted by Brittany Dervan

Stop & Shop Strike: 10% of Loyal Customers Still Stay Away

It has been a pproximately one month since the recent Stop & Shop employee strike ended. To recap, on April 11, 2019, about 31,000 Stop & Shop workers walked out of the 240+ stores located across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island after failing to agree to a new contract between the grocer and the union representing the workers. Stop & Shop employees were protesting wage and benefit cuts and changes to their health care plans. The strike endured for eleven days , finally ending on April 21st after the parties involved came to a tentative agreement.

Posted by Larry Dodds

LPWAN & Location: Choosing The Best Option For Your Use Case

As you probably know, low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) came about as a result of the need for IoT devices to be smaller and cheaper, while also maintaining battery efficiency and still meeting all form requirements. By providing long-distance, low-power, low-bandwidth communication, LPWANs meet the operating needs of many IoT use cases. It reduces both the cost and the battery consumption of the devices, which extends the life and decreases both the size and cost of the devices and their operational overhead. A big chunk of the future growth in the number of IoT devices is expected to come from low-power wide area networks. By 2025, it is expected that more than 2 billion devices will be connected through LPWAN.

Posted by Brittany Dervan

Coachella 2019: Foot Traffic Trends

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Coachella takes place every year in Indio, C alifornia, which is located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California’s Colorado Desert region. The sold - out festival was held between weekend 1 (4/12-4/14) and weekend 2 (4/19-4/21). Headliners this year included Childish Gambino, Zedd and Ariana Grande, with *NSYNC and Justin Bieber both making surprise appearances during Grande’s performances.

Posted by Brittany Dervan

What Impact Has the Stop & Shop Strike Had on Other New England Grocery Stores?

It has officially been one week since 31,000 Stop & Shop employees walked out of the 240+ stores across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island after failing to agree to a new contract between the grocer and the union representing the New England workers. Stop & Shop employees are protesting wage and benefit cuts and changes to their health care plans. Stop & Shop is the last fully-unionized grocer in New England, and the grocer has said it is proposing these changes i n order to stay competitive in the fundamentally changing food retail market. 

Posted by Nick Knellinger

Skyhook's Precision Location: Integration Options & Use Cases

It is  estimated that there will be over 75 billion connected devices worldwide  by 2025. Location has quickly become a critical component for IoT devices and connected solutions as businesses seek to extract as much value from the technology and meet consumer and partner expectations.