Dominick's Database

This data is provided for academic research purposes only. All users of this data should acknowledge the James M. Kilts Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, in any working paper or publication that uses any portion of this data.

This is historical data. The products referred to in the UPC files are not for sale.

From 1989 to 1994, Chicago Booth and Dominick's Finer Foods entered into a partnership for store-level research into shelf management and pricing. Randomized experiments were conducted in more than 25 different categories throughout all stores in this 100-store chain. As a byproduct of this research cooperation, approximately nine years of store-level data on the sales of more than 3,500 UPCs is available in this database. This data is unique for the breadth of its coverage and for the information available on retail margins.

Get overall information on the dataset, then find more details and downloads on the general files and category files pages.