ChainLocations provides curated location data for retail, restaurant and services chains across Canada and the U.S. This comprehensive database, produced by ChainXY, offers geocoded location data for approximately 1,300 chains in Canada, from single storefronts to companies with hundreds of locations. In addition to providing geographic coordinates for each location, the database offers the name and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for each chain. Location data are collected directly from retailer websites, which undergo a multi-step, rules-based geocoding and verification process to ensure their accuracy. ChainLocations is updated regularly to provide you with the most up-to-date locations.
Since March 2020, there has been comprehensive enhancements to the industry classifications. The "Restaurant" Primary Category has been replaced by a more specific restaurant-related Primary Categories. There has also been updates to the Category for over 1,000 chains, mostly in the restaurant realm. NAICS codes have been updated to the 2017 version and SIC codes have been refined to better standardize chains that were previously found in several different SIC Codes. For the comprehensive list of changes, refer to the Taxonomy+Changes file.
Below, there are some additional resources linked for your reference: release notes, variables list, metadata, glossary, along with taxonomy and changes.