About Chain Store Guide

Chain Store Guide has been the leading provider of retail and foodservice sales leads for over 80 years.  Our in-house research staff provides you with the most high quality business to business leads and market data.  The depth of market research is unique to the industries we serve and for many years our subscribers, most of which are top Fortune 500 companies, have communicated soaring success using our products and services.


About CSG Newsroom

CSG Newsroom is the culmination of eight decades of market research paired with our highly experienced editorial staff.  Our editors provide in-depth insights into the industries we serve as a free service to our customers and the community.


The Newsroom articles are divided into 6 major categories:

CSG vBooks – Our interactive visual eBook (CSG’s vBook) illustrate how industry professionals can use our data in their analytics and provide in-depth analyses of the topic using CSG data.

Dashboards – These new quarterly features are visual representations of the state of each industry and combines CSG consumer-polling research, at-a-glance performance data for top companies, and a spotlight on an up and coming business.

CSG Exclusives – Get the inside scoop on retail & restaurant chains, industry analyses, market predictions, and more.

Company Snapshots – Each month we take a closer look at a company with our Snapshots. We provide a visual look at the data and what is in store with the SnapForward section. These spotlighted companies may be your next best prospect.

DataTrac – CSG updates its data on a daily basis through editorial and our on-site research center. Top updates include personnel, real estate, industry insights, mergers, and more. Many of our subscribers use this information to determine if they need to make changes to their marketing strategies.

Consumer Spending Report (CSR) – CSG’s Spending Report provides various indexes for the retail and foodservice segments. Use these to gauge how well the market is performing and what consumers are planning to do with their disposable incomes.