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Table 5 Sources for chain name lists

From: A step-by-step approach to improve data quality when using commercial business lists to characterize retail food environments

Business type Source Years
Supermarkets/grocery stores Supermarket News Top 75 Retailers and Wholesalers 2010–2014
Convenience stores Convenience Store News Top 100 Convenience Store Companies 2013
Pharmacies Chain Drug Review Top 50 Chains (pharmacy dollar value and pharmacy count) 2013
General merchandise stores Expert opinion N/A
Limited service restaurants National Restaurant News Top 200 (quick service and fast casual) 2007–2013
Quick Service Restaurant Top 50 2007–2013