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quantify the availability of
—usually as a percentage of all potential outlets—and reveal a
’s percentage of market access.
Popular measures of
All commodity volume (ACV) distribution
Product category (PCV) distribution
Store versus brand measures
Marketers often refer to a grocery chain's ACV. This can be either a dollar number (the chain's total sales of all categories in the relevant geographic market) or a percentage number (its share of dollar sales among the universe of stores). A brand's ACV is simply the sum of the ACVs of the chains and stores that stock that brand.
Marketers can also refer to a chain's market share in a specific category. This is equivalent to the chain's PCV (%). A brand's PCV, by contrast, represents the sum of the PCVs of the chains that stock that brand.
Farris, Paul W.; Neil T. Bendle; Phillip E. Pfeifer; and David J. Reibstein (2010).
Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance (Second Edition).
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. <
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