About Us

Since 1933 and for over 88 years, Chain Store Guide (CSG) has been the leading provider of comprehensive retail and foodservice intelligence to businesses around the world. CSG details all major chains as-well-as high-performance single unit stores in the United States and Canada with contact information, including email addresses, social media handles and direct dial numbers, for hundreds of thousands of key decision makers. Our data is reviewed and confirmed by our experienced team of industry experts. While some companies simply scrape data from the internet without verification, our researchers validate every company profiled. These updates are confirmed and authenticated regularly to ensure that the data is accurate and current.

CSG provides data in an online portal, customized databases, and prints directories. Our main clients consist of manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, brokers, real estate professionals, retailers, analysts, consultants and other professionals seeking to gain insight into retail and foodservice markets in the U.S. and Canada.

CSG Advantage

Company Research

Our experts extensively verify & monitor all databases for changes.

Marketing Campaigns

CSG triple verifies all digital contact information monthly

Lead Generation

Enhance your marketing with advanced prospect targeting.

CSG Verify

Submit edits or your own industry list to be validated by CSG.

Social Media

Reach new clients using verified social media handles.

Live Training

Access to hands-on training for your entire team.

Analytics & Forecasting

Allow CSG's team to compile over 10 years of data into forecast models.

COVID Research

Exclusive access to the effects of COVID19 on retail & foodservice.

Store Locations

CSG's Locus process maintains a 97.6% locational accuracy rating.


Chain Store Guide maintains a dedicated internal staff that closely monitors company changes, personnel changes, store openings and closings for leading retailers through primary research, direct data feeds from retailers, and various third party-sources.

For additional questions about Chain Store Guide or to speak with an Account Manager call 1-800-927-9292.