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Burke & Associates specializes in research for the retail supermarket industry.  We provide Supermarket Location Research / Sales Potential Evaluations for supermarkets.  We provide a full range of supermarket sales forecasting opportunities from simple single site sales forecasts to major metropolitan area market-wide storing strategy evaluations.

Supporting programs include: Geo-demographics, Loyalty Card Address Geocoding and Data Mining (Market Share and Household Penetration Analysis), Census Geography Mapping and updated Census Bureau population and housing/building permit data.

Burke and Associates was founded in 1984. We are seasoned retail grocery people with in-depth experience in supermarkets from operations to location research: 

  • David Burke has been in supermarket market research business since 1977 (Director of Research - Wetterau Inc.)

  • Timothy McGrath, with Burke & Associates since 1995, has been a supermarket location research analyst since 1988, after 15 years on the retail side of the grocery business (National Foods, Wetterau, Inc.)

  • Ted Sedlak, with Burke & Associates since 1994, has been a location research site analyst/real estate/retail development since 1984 after ten years at the retail grocery level (Save-A-Lot, Wetterau, Inc.).

Burke & Associates uses the latest in computer gravity modeling software (Sitesplus - Gravitec Development), segmentation analysis (FIT - DSR Marketing), updated demographic data (Census Bureau, Scan/US, Inc.), analog analysis, proprietary data and geographic information systems (Scan/US, Atlas*GIS, Esri ArcMap).

Based in St. Louis, Burke & Associates strives to create long-term business relationships with quality supermarket companies.  We want to grow with your company.

Our fees are competitive, at the middle of the market.  A fee schedule is available on request.   

Most of our clients are small to large chains and wholesalers.  A list of references is available on request.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI  63122-3641
PHONE: (314) 821-3231       FAX: (314) 966-0090

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E-MAIL: dburke@burkeresearch.com