Gary Sankary

I am a 45 year veteran of the retail industry. My career started in the back room of my father’s shoe store. His advice to me when I went to college, “Don’t go into retail”. After 27 years in executive leadership at Target, I now work for Esri. Here, I get to survey the retail industry holistically. I evangelize location intelligence and help retailers unlock the local insights the need to better engage customers, preform local market analysis and make key decision about store and facility optimization. Everything in retail happens in a specific place for a reason. Location intelligence can help you understand that reason.

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The Importance of Local Insights to National Strategies

Without an authoritative source for location-specific data and the analytics to interpret, businesses will struggle to localize their business.

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Location Intelligence—Catalyst for Growth in 2022

2022 will be a year of recovery for business. Growing companies can accelerate their growth with location technology and precise insight.

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Creating Competitive Advantage with Location-Aware Processes

Location intelligence was deemed an important tool in tracking, measuring, and informing tactics to mitigate the disruption in business.

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[Video] Unlocking Customer Insights with the ArcGIS and the CRM

Learn how customer Insights enable businesses to engage with their customers with more relevant products and offers.

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When the Environment Changes, Business Reacts

The top priority for business needs to be understanding this disruption and what the effects are on the business and their customers.

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Unlocking Insights from your CRM with GIS – A Strategy for Growth

Businesses are striving to find new sources of revenue while at the same time optimizing their existing business to drive incremental growth.

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Successful Retailers Find Location Intelligence is Critical to their Business

RSR Research has published a paper on the importance of location intelligence for successful retailers.

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First Half Results are in for Retail’s Most Unusual Year

This is the reporting season for publicly held companies. For retailers the results are surprising

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