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Red Lion Data Launches Location Data Download Subscriptions

| News | April 24, 2014

Friday, March 7th 2014

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Red Lion Data, one of the world’s leading providers of business location and POI data for the Canadian and U.S. retail industries, is now offering subscription-based access to their catalog of over two thousand retail brands, totaling more than 2 million retail locations.

Customers may subscribe to the entire catalog of data, or pick and choose from specific verticals, such as restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets and chain stores.

“Every subscription includes unlimited downloads, access to all new store location data and all updates to existing data,” explained Red Lion Data’s CEO, Peter Rochon, “subscribers also enjoy priority support and amazing discounts. Our customers asked for bulk-data pricing and we are thrilled to offer our new subscription plans. Our catalogue expands every day with new retail brands, increasing the value of the subscriptions and ensuring our customers have the most up-to-date data.”

Red Lion Data’s customers include retail consultants, marketing professionals, app developers, online publishers and providers of location-based services. The data is pivotal to making informed, strategic business decisions for expansion, as well as identifying the most effective areas for promotion. The company can also create custom data sets according to client requirements.

“Our data is widely used in application mash-ups, mobile apps; business locator services; business directories; geo-mapping products and services; market and competitive analyses; and business intelligence,” said Rochon.

Consistently chosen by businesses of all sizes, Red Lion Data is committed to providing value to its customers, by recognizing the need for quality location data that is available for immediate download. The company’s repeat customers and rapidly expanding client base are testimony to the company’s quality and service.

Red Lion Data Advantages

Red Lion Data has over 2 million individual retail and restaurant store locations, covering all major retail channels.

Customers typically use the location data for site selection, competitive analysis, mapping, merchandising, marketing campaigns, and logistics. The databases are updated daily with new store locations and changes to existing store locations.

Dedicated to providing the most detailed, accurate and up-to-date information possible, Red Lion Data’s databases, are compiled and verified using a variety of highly efficient methods.

Industry standard formats for easy importing, complete addresses for each retail chain, instant downloads, and superior customer service, are just some of the reasons why Red Lion Data’s customer base continues to expand with new and repeat customers.

About Red Lion Data:
Red Lion Data is a leading online provider of retail location data bases and POI data. Consistently chosen by businesses of all sizes, Red Lion Data is committed to providing value to its customers, by recognizing the need for quality location data that is available for immediate download. Custom data sets are also available upon request.

For more information about us, please visit

Contact Info:
Name: Gloria Sauve
Phone: 613-882-1708

Chain Store Maps – Shoppers Drug Mart Canada Locations

| Chain Store Map, StatsMap | October 2, 2013

Welcome to StatsMaps, where every map tells a story!

This week’s buzz is all about the acquisition of Shopper’s Drug Mart, Canada’s largest retail pharmacy chain, by Loblaws, Canada’s largest food retailer.

On September 16, 2013, by final order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Loblaw and Shopper’s Drug Mart became one big happy family! The cost: $12.4 billion. Although completion of the arrangements is conditional on compliance with Canada’s Competition Act, it is anticipated that the deal will be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2014.

So what’s the big question on the minds of Canadians? “What about my Optimum points? “The good-news answer is  that the Shopper’s Optimum program might be kept or merged with PC Plus or PC Points within the next three years after the sale closes.

Shopping will be even easier! After the sale is closed, Loblaw will stock Shoppers Drug Mart Life brand products and President’s Choice products could appear on Shoppers Drug Mart shelves. Life brand products might also show up at other Loblaw stores like Real Canadian Superstore.

So, it’s all good news for Canadian shoppers. And, remember: hang on to  your Optimum, PC  and PC Plus points cards!

Check out the StatsMaps below to see the Shopper’s Drug Mart locations across Canada and the Territories, and be sure to click on it for a closer look.


Map of Shoppers Drug Mart Canada Locations

Map of Shoppers Drug Mart Canada – 1318 locations


Be sure to come back regularly for a new StatsMaps story. Please leave us a comment letting us know if you like our new StatsMaps feature! Also, if you have an idea for StatsMaps, let us know!

Gloria Sauve

Director of Marketing

Chain Store Maps – Tim Hortons vs Starbucks

| Chain Store Map | June 26, 2013

Every map tells a story!

Welcome to StatsMaps, a brand new feature here at Red Lion Data.
This week we’re going to find out just who likes their coffee more–Canadians or Americans.
Check out the StatsMaps below, and be sure to click on them for a closer look.

Wow! Americans really like their coffee! Or, do they?

Tim Hortons has 3,422 locations in Canada

Starbucks has 11,174 locations in the USA

With the current population of 35 million, there is one Tim Hortons coffee shop for roughly every 10,000 Canadians.
The current population of  the United States  is 316 million, which means there is one Starbucks for roughly every 28,000 Americans.

Who woulda thunk?

And now, for a little history! 

Tim Hortons USA Locations

Tim Hortons has 804 locations in the USA

Starbucks Canada Locations

Starbucks has 1228 locations in Canada

It was  in 1984 that Tim Hortons opened its first U. S. restaurant in Tonawanda, N. Y. Since then, Timmie’s (as it is lovingly referred to in Canada) has made a push for major expansion into the U.S., with 804 locations in  Indiana, Maryland, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia–and many more to come! And, by the way, for you Canadian snowbirds vacationing in Florida, you can now get your Timmie’s fix in Tampa Bay!

Way back in 1987, the first Starbucks opened at the Seabus Skytrain Station in Vancouver.  But, it wasn’t until 1996 that Starbucks began its Canadian expansion, when it opened five new locations in Toronto, Ontario–all on the same day!  As of July 2013, there were 1,228 Starbuck’s locations in Canada, from Victoria, British Columbia to Toronto, Ontario; from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to its most northerly coffeehouse in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Be sure to come back every week for a new StatsMaps story. Please leave us a comment letting us know if you like our new StatsMaps feature! Also, if you have an idea for StatsMaps, let us know!

Gloria Sauve

Director of Marketing


Map of the Week–Red Lion Data in Action!

| Red Lion Data in action | April 2, 2013

April 1 brought more great news for Red Lion Data. No April Fool`s jokes, here!

The much read on-line news magazine, The Loop by Sympatico, published a fascinating article entitled, Target vs. Walmart: Canada’s big box battle

The article, which appeared in the Map of the Week section, features a map showing the 371 Walmart locations across Canada–data provided by Red Lion, thank you very much–and the locations of their newest and most fierce competitor, Target.

The  Target vs. Walmart map is just one more example of how Red Lion`s location data is being used in today`s high-tech marketplace.

Take a minute to read the article and check out the map.

Gloria Sauve

Director of Marketing

P.S. Before you go, have look at the range of services  offered by Red Lion, or browse our catalog. You can search by retail name or ask us for a custom list. It`s just that easy at Red Lion Data!

Gloria Sauve
Director of Marketing

It’s a wonderful time of the year!

| Christmas Messages | December 21, 2012

The holiday season is upon us and everyone here at Red Lion Data would like to thank you—our clients and partners—for a very successful year.

Over this past 12 months, our client base has grown significantly and our data catalog has increased by 400 per cent. Your support and patronage have been immeasurable.

We are delighted to have some well-deserved holiday time with family and friends and we wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

We look forward to serving you well in 2013 and beyond.

Warmest regards,

Peter Rochon
CEO, Red Lion Data

Over 1 Million business and POI locations

| Milestones, New datasets | September 26, 2012

1 Million Locations

1 Million Locations

Red Lion Data is celebrating!!!
Our data catalog now includes over one million business locations and, it`s growing daily!

Our location data includes retail stores, chain stores, restaurants, banks and much more. Subscribers benefit from increased value as new location lists are added to the catalog.

Also, we now include store hours, when available. Our entire catalog is being refreshed with this new added value.

Please note we offer great discounts for customers who order multiple lists.

We`d like to thank all of our loyal customers for your suggestions and feedback. Keep them coming!



Red Lion Data celebrates several milestones reached in 2011

| Milestones | January 31, 2012


2011 was a great year at Red Lion Data!


  • Successful  launch – July 2011
  • First customers secured in August
  • 50% increase in vistorship every month since launch
  • More than 500,000 stores and restaurants locations captured in 2011 (6 months in operation). Wow!
  • We now offer location lists for over 600 businesses – stores and restaurant –  for USA and Canada, and our library keeps growing every day.
  • Our revenues are increasing nicely,  thanks to our growing list of customers.

The Future:

Red Lion Data`s mission is to continually deliver quality data to our loyal customers. We have some exciting products and services planned for 2012.

Stay tuned…


Visualizing location data on a map

| Location Map | August 18, 2011

Location datasets can be useful in many ways. One interesting way is visualizing all locations on a country map.

There are many free and premium services that allow you to upload csv files (datasets) and plot the addresses on a map.

Below is Burger King`s 293 Canada locations on a Google map.
Click on the image for a larger view.


Burger King Canada Locations

Burger King Canada Locations


First batch of datasets live today

| New datasets | July 26, 2011

Kicking off the week with our first batch of datasets.  You can now securely purchase and download the csv files.  We have new datasets in  various categories from Coffee Shops to Supermarkets and Clothing Stores.

Hope you find these valuable.

Don`t forget we also take request for custom datasets.  So if you need one please contact us.


Welcome to Red Lion Data

| Welcome | July 23, 2011

We hope you find this service valuable.

Stay tuned, many more datasets coming soon.

Visit our Services page to request a custom dataset.


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