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Where the Data Comes From

CSP’s Category Management Handbook could not have happened without the invaluable data and resources offered by the companies on this page. A special thanks goes to IRI and the McLane Co. for the volume and depth of information they provided.

Sample Details


Chicago-based IRI’s AllScan sample represents more than 12,500 stores with scanning capability used to project coverage of the TDLinxdefined/NACS-endorsed channel of more than 151,000 independent and small to large chain stores.

McLane Co. Inc.

Temple, Texas-based McLane distributes to about 23,000 c-stores located throughout the United States. Shipment data represents average shipments per store per week from McLane warehouses to its entire c-store clientele base.

The Nielsen Co.

New York-based Nielsen’s Scantrack ConvenienceTrack sample projects to the TDLinx-defined/NACS-endorsed channel of more than 151,000 c-stores. According to Nielsen, the sample consists of thousands of chain, franchise and independent c-stores.

Thanks also to:

  • Cardtronics, Houston
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas
  • General Mills, Minneapolis
  • The Hershey Co., Hershey, Pa.
  • InComm, Atlanta
  • Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Link Snacks Inc., Minong, Wis.
  • Management Science Associates Inc., Pittsburgh
  • Mars Chocolate North America, Hackettstown, N.J.
  • McKee Foods, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Mintel Group, Chicago
  • Nestlé Waters North America, Greenwich, Conn.
  • The Nielsen Co., Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Oberto Brands, Phoenix
  • Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane Ltd., Tucker, Ga.
  • Scientific Games Corp., New York
  • Swedish Match North America, Richmond, Va.
  • Technomic Inc., Chicago
  • U.S. Nutrition, a division of NBTY Inc., Bohemia, N.Y.

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