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Retail Location & Customer Analysis 2017, Oxford, 15-17 March 2017

The changing retail landscape is characterised by uncertainties affecting consumers, technologies and competition. The store is not dead. However, stores need investment, focus and creativity in order to make them attractive places to shop.

In just five weeks, Oxford’s Retail Location & Customer Analysis 3-day workshop considers these issues head on.

Why not join us?

For over 30 years, the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, based at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, has offered analysts, as well as managers with oversight of or day-to-day responsibility for planning and development, the opportunity to explore current thinking in retail location & customer analysis. Past participants on this workshop have been drawn from analysts and managers amongst retail, finance and other consumer services, property and retail professional service firms. Participants come from across the world and build global networks and understanding.

The programme forms part of the training offered by the ESRC’s Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). The intensive three days are led by Jonathan Reynolds, Academic Director of OXIRM and Associate Professor in Retail Marketing at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School in collaboration with Dr David Rogers from DSR Marketing Systems in the US.

  • Jillian Elder Walgreens’ Director of Enterprise Location Intelligence, will provide us with insights into market management and site location strategy within Walgreens Co.
  • Ben Dimson, Head of Retail Business Development at British Land will discuss his latest research on ‘The True Value of Stores’
  • Tim Pickworth, Location Planning Manager, Marks & Spencer, will speak about the firm’s experience of gravity modelling, alongside our partners GeoLytix
  • Professor Alex Singleton from the University of Liverpool will share insights into data integration and talk about ‘Open data/e-resilience’
  • Dhiresh Bhardwa, Business Manager, International Location Strategy, at CACI will discuss international experience and case studies.

Alongside these keynote speakers, other contributors will discuss:

  • Navigating the new retail landscape
  • The Analogue method in a digital age
  • Scenario planning for location analysis
  • The changing role of the location planner
  • … and more!

This is an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate the future of the sector with world-leading faculty and professionals. You will share expertise with senior level peers from across the globe and build your ongoing network.

Download the course brochure here.

If you, or a colleague, are interested in joining us, or in hearing more about the workshop, please contact Claudia Seiler (claudia.seiler@sbs.ox.ac.uk) or visit the workshop’s web page, here, for regular updates: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/faculty-research/oxirm/workshops-and-training/rla

An Introduction to Small Area Statistics and Geodemographic Segmentation, 16 Nov

Description of course

This 1-day short course provides an introduction to open source georeferenced population data from the UK and geodemographic segmentation.

A mix of lectures and practical tasks equips participants with an understanding on how to obtain and analyse small area data to achieve a good understanding of neighbourhood characteristics. The course also teaches participants how to conduct statistical segmentation techniques in order to produce a composite geodemographic classification.
The practical sessions will provide an introduction to downloading and handling small area population data, and then proceed through a number of techniques used to segment and analyse geodemographic characteristics using multivariate population data. The final session will also teach participants how to visualise their data spatially using a geographic information system. The sessions will use open source software (namely R and QGIS), although no prior experience in these tools is required as a prerequisite.

Contact: Please contact Guy Lansley for further information g.lansley@ucl.ac.uk

Venue: Please note this event is being held at the University of Liverpool in London.

Registration Fees:
Students – £60.00
Staff employed within University, public sector, charitable sector – £100.00
All other delegates – £300.00

Booking link:
http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=148&prodid=593

More info:
https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/an-introduction-to-small-area-statistics-and-geodemographic-segmentation-2/

Format innovation & retail real estate, London, 5th October, 2016

Venue: DAC Beachcroft LLP, 100 Fetter Lane, London DAC Beachcroft LLP, 100 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BN
Nearest tube: Chancery Lane
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start; 8.00pm networking

This is a joint SLA/SPR event. This October meeting will explore some of the physical & spatial consequences for retail real estate of the innovation and transformation of the sector. With innovations ranging from pop-up stores to reconfigured & refurbished shopping centres; and new distribution and logistics requirements for the omnichannel, the task of understanding the evolving footprint of the retail ecosystem becomes ever more complex. Three speakers will present their perspectives on this topic and the session will conclude with a panel discussion.

Speakers include:

Download the presentations

SLA Undergraduate Awards

We will also take the opportunity of awarding this year’s SLA Student Undergraduate Awards at the meeting. This is an opportunity to reward final year undergraduate students who have achieved excellence in the broad field of location analysis. The awards are open to final year students registered at UK Universities in the 2015/16 academic year and undertaking dissertations or extended projects involving location analysis. You can read more here: https://thesla.org/student-undergraduate-awards/

SLA is sponsored by CACI and Geolytix. We are grateful to them and to DACB for providing the venue for this meeting.

To reserve your place to attend this free event please email info@thesla.org

Speaker’s Biographies

Ben Dimson, Head of Retail Business Development, British Land
Ben Dimson is Head of Retail Business Development at British Land, having joined the company in 2011 as a Strategy Executive. Prior to that, Ben worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, having completed an MBA at London Business School. Ben also sits on the board of Broadgate Estates, a property management company owned by British Land.

Spatial Analysis and the Omnichannel, London, 15th June 2016

Venue: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG
Nearest tube: Moorgate, Liverpool Street
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start; 8.00pm networking

The June meeting of SLA will focus on a current view of the analytical and strategic consequences of the omnichannel for firms. Michael Flood, from John Lewis Partnership, has been at the forefront of strategic customer relationship management for a number of years. For the last eight of these he has worked for a 150 year-old business which has tackled head-on the journey to omnichannel retail.

Michael’s talk is entitled: “Planning for a no channel future?” Jonathan Reynolds has written and researched on omnichannel retailing for nearly thirty years – well before the term was coined. He will offer his reflections on the challenges of analysis; and shares insights from new research being conducted by the Consumer Data Research Centre into the e-resilience of English town and city centres. Finally, we take the opportunity of coming together as a group to hear from Steve Halsall who, as members know is a founder member of SLA and has been most recently involved in a salary survey of SLA members. He will share his findings with you. As ever, there will be an opportunity for networking after the presentations and Q&A.

SLA is sponsored by CACI and Geolytix. We are grateful to them and to Grant Thornton for providing the venue for this meeting.

To reserve your place to attend this free event please email info@thesla.org

Speakers include:

  • Michael Flood, Manager, Strategic Customer Analysis, John Lewis Partnership – ‘Planning for a no channel future’
  • Jonathan Reynolds, Director, Oxford Institute of Retail Management, University of Oxford
  • Steve Halsall, Consultant, Grant Thornton; former Lead Partner, CACI.

Download the presentations

  1. Dr. Jonathan Reynolds, Said Business School. University of Oxford – Spatial analysis & the omnichannel: the challenges
  2. Michael Flood, John Lewis Strategy – Planning for a No-channel Future?

Retail Location Analysis Programme 2016, Oxford

Dates and venue

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  • Date: 15th March 2016 – 17th March 2016
  • Venue: University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, Executive Education Centre, Egrove Park, Oxford, OX1 5NY
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Description

The Retail Location Analysis Programme is a world leading 3-day development workshop for executives at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

Celebrating its 30th year in 2016, Retail Location Analysis is designed for managers with oversight of or day-to-day responsibility for planning and development. Past participants have been drawn from retail, financial and other consumer services, property and retail professional service firms. Participants come from across the world and build global networks and understanding.

The workshop provides an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate the future of the sector in an omni-channel world, with leading international faculty and professionals. You will share expertise with senior level peers from across the globe. In particular, the workshop:

  • Encourages discussion with speakers and individual learning through techniques workshops
  • Allows for open debate through case studies delivered by a series of invited senior practitioners
  • Provides an understanding of the changing context within which locational decision making affecting store and non-store networks through a series of expert briefings.

It is run by the Business School’s Oxford Institute of Retail Management and forms part of the training offered by the ESRC’s Consumer Data Research Centre. It is co-directed by Dr Jonathan Reynolds, Academic Director of the Institute and Dr David Rogers, from DSR Marketing Systems in the US. We believe that our three-day residential programme is the only one of its kind.

Links:

Download the Retail Location Analysis programme 2016 brochure here.

You can book a place on the programme here.

Further information is available here or contact Claudia Seiler: Claudia.Seiler@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Cost:

Standard £2950.00
Oxford Alumni card holders (15% discount) £2507.50
Individual members of The Society of Location Analysis (10% discount) £2655.00

Optional:
2 nights accommodation (bed and breakfast) at Executive Education Centre, Egrove Park, Oxford, 15th & 16th March 2016 £184.00

Generating insight & impact: what does it mean for business?, 26th Jan, Oxford

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Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Venue: University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Thatcher Education Centre, West Wing, Oxford, OX1 1HP
Map: Venue on map

The reaction of retail and consumer service firm practitioners to some research projects undertaken by academics can often be: ‘so what?’

This one-day workshop is aimed at academics and researchers seeking to develop projects involving consumer and retail data which have potential for commercial and business impact. It will have a particular focus on the importance of spatial data and related analytical techniques to business. Contributors will include: commercial analysts who work for retail and related firms, who will discuss the development of spatial data and methods as well as approaches towards their clients, and retail practitioners who will share insights into the commercial agendas of their firms, the issues that they are seeking to address, and the ways in which academics can better engage with them. A number of ‘best practice’ case studies will also be presented.

The workshop will be led by Dr Jonathan Reynolds, Academic Director of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management (OXIRM) at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and Deputy Director of the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC).

Agenda:

10.00 – Registration/coffee

10.15 – Engaged business research: overcoming the challenges of working with retailers. – Dr Jonathan Reynolds, Associate Director, Consumer Data Research Centre
11.00 – What’s on retailers’ minds? Andy Thompson Co-founder, Vertical Perspective; Chairman, Anytime Fitness UK (former Head of Location Planning, Sainsbury’s.)
11.45 – How do consultancies work? Steve Halsall, Location planning specialist; (former Lead Partner, International Property & Retail, CACI Ltd)

12.30 – lunch

13.30 – Generating Insight from Demand Side Data. Sam Colebatch Hodkinson, Commercial Director, GeoLytix; (former Head of Non-Food Transformation and Head of Network & Investment Planning, Sainsbury’s)
14.45 – Generating Impact & Insight: Practitioner case study. TBC
15.30 – Next steps: implications for academic research & scholarship, Dr Jonathan Reynolds

15.45 – Tea & depart

Click here for more information.

Contact: Claudia.Seiler@sbs.ox.ac.uk
Cost: Students – £60.00
Staff employed within University, public sector, charitable sector – £100.00
All other delegates – £300.00

Web address for booking: http://bit.ly/1HGuqR4

An Introduction to Small Area Statistics and Geodemographic Segmentation, 28th Oct, London

This 1-day short course provides an introduction to open source georeferenced population data from the UK and geodemographic segmentation.
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A mix of lectures and practical tasks equips participants with an understanding on how to obtain and analyse small area data to achieve a good understanding of neighbourhood characteristics. The course also teaches participants how to conduct statistical segmentation techniques in order to produce a composite geodemographic classification.

The practical sessions will provide an introduction to downloading and handling small area population data, and then proceed through a number of techniques used to segment and analyse geodemographic characteristics using multivariate population data. The final session will also teach participants how to visualise their data spatially using a geographic information system. The sessions will use open source software (namely R and QGIS), although no prior experience in these tools is required as a prerequisite.

Contact: Please contact Guy Lansley for further information g.lansley@ucl.ac.uk

Venue: Please note this event is being held at the University of Liverpool in London.

Registration Fees:

  • Students – £60.00
  • Staff employed within University, public sector, charitable sector – £100
  • All other delegates – £300

To find out more click here.

Introduction to QGIS Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data, 1st October, Liverpool

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Dates: 01/10/2015
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: University of Liverpool

Overview

A workshop on Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data is being run by the Geographic Data Science Lab and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Liverpool.
This course will introduce spatial data and show you how to import and display spatial data within the open source GIS program QGIS. We will also cover creating choropleth maps, some basic spatial data analysis (e.g. calculating rates) and appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. By the end of the course you will be able to load data into QGIS, symbolise it effectively and be able to prepare a publication quality map.

No previous experience of GIS or QGIS is required, but some experience of using spatial data will be beneficial. Please email Nick for more information. Refreshments and lunch are provided, and numbers on the course are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you are already familiar with the basic elements of GIS, you may wish to attend the course “Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis” instead where focus on applying these GIS skills in R, and develop your spatial analysis skills.

Rates

  • £45 – UK registered students
  • £80 – staff at UK academic institutions and research centres, UK-registered charity and voluntary organisations, staff in public sector and government
  • £200 – all other participants including staff from commercial organisations
  • Reduced prices are available for University of Liverpool affiliated students and staff cost negotiable for those less able to pay
  • Please contact Nick Bearman for details

    Registration:

    Please register online. Please email n.bearman@liverpool.ac.uk if you need any more information.
    Location:
    Who teaches the programme: Dr Nick Bearman
    Contact: If you need more information, please email n.bearman@liverpool.ac.uk or soesms@liverpool.ac.uk.

    Information on getting to the University is available at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/maps/visiting/

    A map of the campus is available at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf

    For more information on the course click here.