Until recently, some of the best retail technology was saved for running stores–capturing sales and traffic data, managing inventory, securing goods, monitoring, modifying and managing work forces. Over the last several years, though, real estate like operations has benefited from business-changing technology and solutions. In this special supplement to Chain Store Age, entitled “Real Estate Technology & Solutions,” we spell out the emerging technological trends and applications, as well as point you to companies that are setting the trends and delivering the applications.
Each of the technologies and solutions described in the following pages can make a difference in and of themselves. But, some can be used in combination for pretty powerful results. For example, certain site-selection services give you customized mapping, others provide site photos, still othe