Does anyone have or would like to have a poi of supermarkets? I could really use this for my work and was wondering if anyone else has or has the need for a supermarket poi. I was specifically looking for nj tri state area for Shoprite, Pathmark and A&P. their websites do not provide any help.
I would be able to use that for work also, but would need coverage of the whole U.S. and all major chains. Unfortunately I don't have the time for this, so I just use the built in POIs, which usually work out pretty good.
What is a supermarket? I know this sounds weird, but that description can mean a lot of things. Do you mean places like Jewels? Dominick's? or K-Marts, Cosco, or Sam's club?
probably the major chains...like krogers/ralphas
I've always considered supermarkets to be primarily grocery stores. I always thought "grocery stores" became "supermarkets" when they started adding other items, such as shampoos, cleaning products, stationary, etc. and other services, such as pharmacies, dry cleaning, etc. Your mileage may vary.
What is a ralapha's. and I think they call Krogers by a differnet name here. Food 4 Less is what we call it here.
I think webazoid meant Ralph's, which is a major chain in SoCal owned by Kroger. Kroger owns several brands throughout the U.S.
I guess unless we can get these companies to email use the addresses, it will be real hard to do. I have been to both sites and they don't list them in a format that can be easy to obtain. You have to feed it at least a zip code, just using state doesn't work very well. I have emailed Foods4less but I doubt they will respond.
K mart is considered a mass merchandiser and Cosco and Sams club are "club" stores. I was looking for Shoprite, Pathmark and A&P. They are the major chains in the NJ/Pa area.
I work for Kroger. I understand why they don't want to hand out this info. They just don't know who is getting the data and how it will be used or delivered to the end customer. And given the size of the company (300,000+ employees) it can be very tough to get to the right folks and the right folks get flooded with calls and requests. It's tough to find the nuggent in the noise. And as I have found, there are very few people that have access to all the comprehensive data. Also, nobody wants to be tagged as the person that gave out something that someone may deem as company confidential.
I am working with internal contacts to create a comprehensive POI for all Kroger stores in the US. To keep it all legal we want to ensure the Corporate Merchandising folks sign off on it. We are building a proof of concept for them now. It needs to be slick and most of all accurate.. Should be interesting since I have never done a POI file before. It could be a short show and tell....
I really like what the one person did on the Kroger POI here and do not want to belittle that work. Just learn and grow from it. Of the few folks I have spoken with in the company they like the idea of providing this as a customer service. You want customers to know where your business is and the services you provide - right?
The issue is keeping the data current. 2,500 stores (excluding 800 C stores) is a lot of locations to keep current considering new store openings, closings, service changes, short term closings for remodels, moves, etc. It's a lot of change given the scale... which generally means a lot of work for someone. That work needs to come with an return or value to justify assigning the resources to create and maintain an accurate file with a good release every quarter or so.
Try the tool at this thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9635 just type in "Supermarket" or a specific name and give a radius that suits your need
I have completed the GPX file for the banners owned by The Kroger Co. This includes grocery, market places, convenience stores, jewelry stores, fuel centers, and pharmacies.
I will upload here to POI Factory. I would like feedback on how accurate it is, or isn't, with suggestions for improvements before taking it to the Kroger Loyalty team for a final locked in file.
The addresses are accurate as of February 25th, 2008.
John, all the data you need is in BzO in the real estate universe. The are even places for lat an lon in Real Estate but they aren't being used. If you could create a process to populate these fields then it's a simple BzO report that automatically updates as the RE database is updated. You guys should be able to link to the DB and create an automated process that keeps the POI data current with it. Myself and a colleague have created POIs for each banner. I have a set sorted by division and another set sorted by banner. I created one for Kroger stores that have fuel centers. I also have DCs, manufacturing, jewelry stores, and C stores. We have them loaded for when we travel around the country to stores. I have to go one step further and convert to ov2 while he uses csv.
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