2013 Esri US Retail MarketPlace Data Methodology Statement
The database includes the latest market statistics for Retail Trade and Food Services and Drinking Places (the retail market).
The database reflects new geographic inventories and boundary definitions, starting with standard geographic areas like block groups, tracts, and counties based on 2010 geography. Reports generated for user-defined polygons like rings and drive times leverage the 2010 block point inventory and updated weight file. The data is also available in the latest Core Based Statistical Areas, places, Congressional Districts (113th Congress), Designated Market Areas, County Subdivisions, and ZIP codes.