CMH 2022: Where the Data Comes From

6 resources cited in CSP’s Category Management Handbook

CHICAGO — 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.


Chicago-based IRI’s OmniMarket Convenience Outlet sample represents more than 24,000 stores with scanning capability used to project coverage of the NACS/NielsenIQ-defined channel of more than 148,000 independent and chain stores.

McLane Co. Inc.

Temple, Texas-based McLane Co.distributes to about 24,500 c-stores in the United States. Shipment data represents average shipments per store per week from McLane warehouses to its entire c-store clientele base.


Chicago-based Technomic’s MenuMonitordatabase features menus from more than 40 c-store retailers in the United States. (Technomic is a sister company of CSP.)


Chicago-based NielsenIQ’s Scantrack ConvenienceTrack sample projects to the NACS/NielsenIQ-defined channel of more than 148,000 c-stores. According to Nielsen, the sample consists of thousands of chain, franchise and independent c-stores

Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA)

Based in Pittsburgh, Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA) derives its market data and insights by tracking industry shipments between manufacturers, distributors and retailers, as well as tracking retail scan data and consumer panel data.


Skupos is the leader in driving business outcomes in the independent convenience retail industry. Its platform connects stores, brands and distribution partners so that they can better serve their customers, make smarter decisions and grow revenue.

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