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Hardware Store Location Assessment

Location Analysis


A national brand hardware retailer was seeking to identify the appropriateĀ store network in an area of South Australia. Multiple potential locations had been identified by the retailer, and each site was assessed independently in terms of achievable sales and potential future sales uplift.

A particular factor to consider was the potential economic disruption caused by the possible future closure of a major employer. For this reason, a risk framework was developed and integrated into the the store location assessment to inform business decision making.