Unique ID: 2015097

Division: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: February 22nd 2019

U.S. household food purchases and retail food sales

Using retail sales data for household food purchase information

Statistical Area


Project Sources
Project Sources
Type Of Institution: National statistical office
Big Data Source: Scanner data, Health records
Region: North America
Country Area: United States
Id Country Regional: country
Data Providers: Intermediary Big Data provider
Other Partners: Academic institute
Accessing Data
Accessing Data
Data Access Rights: Only for this project
Intermediary Comments: Private U.S. company IRI sells the data under a custom agreement. University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center (NORC) hosts the data and software and provides access to approved research collaborators.
Data Access Comments: Many research projects are under an umbrella agreement regarding appropriate access and disclosure.
Data Coverage
Data Coverage
Data Coverage: Only a portion of all data
Coverage Geo Pop: Whole country / high % of market
Cost Implication: Commercial
Cost Comments: Data purchased from private market insights vendor.
Coverage Period: 2008-2014
Data Quality
Data Quality
Quality Framework: Quality of source/input
Quality Aspects Evaluated: Privacy and Security, Accessibility, Relevance, Institutional/Business Environment, Validity, Accuracy, including selectivity, Coherence, including linkability to other sources
Validation Comments: Summary data are compared to results from other sources and projects, and detail data are compared to other source data.
Quality Framework Comments: The evaluation process includes both quantitative and qualitative components.
Data Quality Concerns Comments: Dozens of checks are run to identify data issues, including gaps, duplicates, outliers, and various anomalies.
Methods Used: Traditional statistical methods
Technologies: Column store database, Spreadsheet, Other, Hadoop Clusters
Technologies Comments: SAS, Stata
Income Level: High-income
Iso: US
Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
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