Factual Retail Chains

Factual has created explicit associations between national and local brands and their brick-and-mortar incarnations. Users can query the dataset explicitly by chain name or chain identifier to obtain a list of stores representing that chain. Examples include Starbucks, Walgreens, and 7-Eleven.

Browse the Chains Table:

Chain Scope

Related holding companies and corporate entities are not included. There is no hard-and-fast definition of a chain; it may be privately held local chain with only a few stores, or a publicly held national brand with thousands.


The schema for the chains table is available here.

Chains Attributes in Places Table

Two attributes are provided in the /places-us Places Table to assist in querying and identifying chains:

Label Name Description Datatype
Chain chain_name Name of chain string
Chain ID chain_id Factual Chain ID string UUID