NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 The NACS Research & Technology Board Committee has reviewed existing practices with regard to the organization of sales and purchase information by merchandise category within the convenience store industry. This effort has been published in the form of mainline category & sub-category definitions including descriptions. These categories can then be used by the industry to establish performance bench- marks and to establish a framework for retailers and manu- facturers to have meaningful discussions regarding market performance comparisons.
To fully realize the benefit of the standardized Category Definitions, a consistent numbering scheme is necessary. Utilization of a standardized numbering scheme will: 1. Provide a common language for discussions between business partners, even if the partners are currently not utilizing EB2B initiatives; 2.
Assist in the deployment of NACS EB2B initiatives and improve upon their functionality; 3. Facilitate the automation of data transfers between business partners, including retailer-to-supplier communication, regardless of the status of EB2B deployment within the industry; and 4. Improve accuracy and speed of reporting by NACS of industry performance measures.
Without a standardized scheme to number the category definitions, a continual cmapping d of category definitions from individual company numbering systems to their ... more. less.
busi- ness partners and NACS for reporting purposes will be required. This mapping causes additional delays, additional costs, and inaccuracies in communication of category infor- mation within the industry. A standardized scheme avoids these issues.<br><br> Existing System Implementation Guide NACS recognizes that many companies have imple- mented price management systems to control purchases, set authorized items & vendors, establish retail prices, and drive store-level scanning systems. To implement these sys- tems, retailers have already organized and defined category numbering schemes for their internal use. Converting to a new cNACS scheme d is costly in terms of time and confu- sion within the company, as well as in hard dollars.<br><br> However, it is unlikely that conversion of existing sys- tems will be required. Instead, NACS suggests that retailers consider adding a cNACS Category Cross-Reference d field to each record within their item files. This field will allow reporting systems to sort and consolidate information using the NACS Category Definitions while, at the same time, retaining their existing reporting and identification systems.<br><br> Using this technique, there will not be changes to the operation of existing systems deployed by retailers. New System Implementation Guide As retailers migrate to newer price management sys- tems or implement these systems for the first time, it is suggested that they consider using the NACS 9 numbering scheme as their cnative d coding scheme within their new systems. Certainly this is not required, as retailers could easily utilize their own scheme and retain a cross-reference field as described in the cExisting System Implementation d section.<br><br> Category Definition & Numbering Scheme The NACS Standard Category Numbering Scheme is a six position numeric field organized into three groups of two digits. For readability purposes, the scheme can be displayed and printed as c99-99-99. d The first two digits represent the major category identifier. The second two digits represent the sub-category identifier.<br><br> The final two digits represent a cfine-line d category identifier. Under this scheme, the cWine d Category becomes coded as c05-00-00. d Under the Wine Category are sub- categories for various segments of the wine business, so Table/Varietal Wine is coded as c05-01-00. d This scheme easily accommodates the existing category definitions and provides ample room for future growth. At this time, the cfine-line d category definitions have not been identified except for Foodservice.<br><br> Retailers are discouraged from using these digits. Treatment of Supply Items Within Pricebook Applications Supply items are not considered to be cmerchandise d items from a category management perspective and, there- fore, are not included within the NACS Category Defini- tions. However, implementation of an automated price management system will require the specification of supply items to be purchased for store use.<br><br> Under the NACS Category Numbering Scheme, Supply items are coded using a top-level number of 99-00-00. Any further break out of csub-category d definition is left to the retailers 9 discretion and is not required by this suggested implementation. NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 Changes from Version 6.0 to Version 6.1 include: Health & Beauty Care.<br><br> Changes from Version 6.0 are indicated in italics. Note: In the numbering scheme, NACS reserves the use of numbers 1 380. New for Version 6.1 3The NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide " 1 " NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 " 2 " Category Numbers & Definitions The hyphens shown are for ease of readability of this document.<br><br> They are not recommended for implementation. Number Category Sub-category Descriptors 01-00-00 Fuel Products 01-01-00 Unleaded 3Regular 01-02-00 Unleaded 3Mid 01-03-00 Unleaded 3Premium 01-04-00 Diesel 01-05-00 Propane Fuel 01-06-00 Kerosene Fuel 01-07-00 Other Fuel Products 02-00-00 Cigarettes 02-01-00 Premium 02-02-00 Branded Discount 02-03-00 Sub-generic/Private Label 02-04-00 Imports 02-05-00 Fourth Tier 03-00-00 Other Tobacco 03-01-00 Smokeless Smokeless includes: chew, dip, snuff, moist 03-02-00 Cigars 03-03-00 Papers 03-04-00 Pipes 03-05-00 Pipe/Cigarette Tobacco 03-06-00 Other Tobacco Products Other Tobacco Products includes: scrap 04-00-00 Beer 04-01-00 Super Premium Super Premium includes: specialty beers 04-02-00 Premium 04-03-00 Popular 04-04-00 Budget 04-05-00 Imports 04-06-00 Microbrews/Craft Microbrews/Craft includes: regional breweries 04-07-00 Malt Liquor 04-08-00 Non-alcoholic 04-09-00 Flavored Malt Flavored Malt includes: hard cider, hard lemonade, malt-based coolers 05-00-00 Wine 05-01-00 Table/Varietal Wine 05-02-00 Champagne/Sparkling Wine 05-03-00 Coolers/Wine Cocktails 05-04-00 Fortified Wine Fortified Wine includes: high alcohol content wine 06-00-00 Liquor 06-01-00 Distilled Spirits 06-02-00 Prepared Cocktails 06-03-00 Cordials/Brandy/Cognac NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 " 3 " Number Category Sub-category Descriptors 07-00-00 Packaged Beverages (Non-alcoholic) Bottle deposits should be attributed to the category. 07-01-00 Carbonated Soft Drinks Carbonated Soft Drinks includes: club soda, tonic water, mixes 0 7-02-00 Iced Tea (Ready-to-drink) 07-03-00 Sports Drinks 07-04-00 Juice/Juice Drinks Juice/Juice Drinks includes: 100% juice, 100% fruit juice drinks, vegetable drinks, canned/juice box beverages 07-05-00 Bottled Water Bottled Water includes: flavored, carbonated, still, fortified waters, aquaceutical 07-06-00 Other Packaged Beverages Other Packaged Beverages (NA) includes: (Non-alcoholic) chocolate drinks, coffee drinks, diet supplements 07-07-00 Alternative Alternative includes: energy, nutriceuticals 08-00-00 Candy 08-01-00 Gum 08-02-00 Candy Rolls, Mints, Drops 08-03-00 Chocolate Bars/Packs 08-04-00 Non-chocolate Bars/Packs 08-05-00 Bagged or Repacked Peg Candy 08-06-00 Novelties/Seasonal Novelties/Seasonal includes: Valentine 9s Day, Halloween candy, packaged candy with toy 08-07-00 Change Makers/Penny Counter Goods 08-08-00 Bulk Candy 09-00-00 Fluid Milk Products Each sub-category contains single-serve and take-home SKUs 09-01-00 Whole Milk 09-02-00 2% Milk 09-03-00 1% Milk 09-04-00 Skim/Non Fat Milk Skim/Non Fat includes: 1/2% milk 09-05-00 Flavored Milk 09-06-00 Cream/Creamer Products 09-07-00 Other Ready-to-drink Fluid Milk Products Other Ready-to-drink Fluid Milk Products includes: aseptic milk, lactose-free milk, soy-based products 10-00-00 Other Dairy & Deli Products 10-01-00 Packaged Cheese 10-02-00 Eggs 10-03-00 Butter/Margarine 10-04-00 Cottage/Cream Cheese/Sour Cream 10-05-00 Yogurt 10-06-00 Other Dairy Other Dairy includes: refrigerated dips, pudding, gelatin, cheese spreads 10-07-00 Packaged Luncheon Meat Luncheon Meat includes: sandwich meats, e.g., bologna, ham, turkey 10-08-00 Other Packaged Meats Other Packaged Meats includes: hot dogs, bacon, sausage 10-09-00 Lunch Packs Lunch Packs are boxed lunches containing single servings of luncheon meat, cheese, bread/ crackers, etc.<br><br> 11-00-00 Commissary & Other Packaged Products 11-01-00 Sandwiches Sandwiches includes: Pre-packaged sandwiches/wraps 11-05-00 Salads & Sides Other Packaged Products includes: packaged salads, pickles NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 " 4 " Number Category Sub-category Descriptors 11-06-00 Thaw, Heat & Eat Thaw, Heat & Eat includes: burritos, pizza 11-07-00 Meals Ready-to-Eat Meals Ready-to-Eat includes: soups, home meal replacement 12-00-00 Packaged Ice Cream/Novelties 12-01-00 Premium Ice Cream 12-02-00 Ice Cream 12-03-00 Frozen Yogurt/Sherbet/Sorbet 12-04-00 Frozen Novelties 13-00-00 Frozen Foods 13-01-00 Frozen Dinners/Entrees/Meals 13-02-00 Frozen Pizza 13-03-00 Other Frozen Foods 14-00-00 Packaged Bread Packaged Bread includes: bread, buns, rolls, English muffins, bagels 15-00-00 Salty Snacks 15-01-00 Potato Chips Potato Chips includes: DSD and warehouse potato chips/potato crisp products packaged in bags, boxes or canisters 15-02-00 Tortilla/Corn Chips 15-03-00 Pretzels 15-04-00 Nuts/Seeds 15-05-00 Packaged Ready-to-eat Popcorn Packaged Ready-to-eat Popcorn includes: flavored popcorn, carmel corn 15-06-00 Crackers 15-07-00 Other Salty Snacks Other Salty Snacks includes: pork rinds 16-00-00 Packaged Sweet Snacks Packaged Sweet Snacks includes: DSD baked items 16-01-00 Snack Cakes/Pastries/Desserts Desserts includes: candied apples 16-02-00 Muffins/Donuts 16-03-00 Cookies 17-00-00 Alternative Snacks 17-01-00 Meat Snacks 17-02-00 Granola/Fruit Snacks 17-03-00 Health/Energy Bars Health/Energy Bars include: meal replacement, health, diet, energy, cereal, nutritional bars 17-04-00 Other Alternative Snacks Other Alternative Snacks includes: rice cakes, trail mix, yogurt raisins, chocolate/yogurt pretzels 18-00-00 Perishable Grocery Perishable Groceries are bulk or random weight 18-01-00 Fruits 18-02-00 Vegetables 18-03-00 Service Deli Meats 18-04-00 Service Deli Cheese 18-05-00 Service Deli Salads 18-06-00 Other Service Deli 19-00-00 Edible Grocery 19-01-00 Packaged Coffee/Tea Packaged Coffee/Tea includes: coffee whitener 19-02-00 Breakfast Cereal Breakfast Cereal includes: single-serve items 19-03-00 Condiments 19-04-00 Other Edible Grocery Other Edible Grocery includes: canned/dry soup, canned fruit/vegetables, pasta, other boxed food items, non-refrigerated dips (does not include canned/aseptic juice) NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 " 5 " Number Category Sub-category Descriptors 20-00-00 Non-edible Grocery 20-01-00 Laundry Care Laundry Care includes: laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, etc. 20-02-00 Dish Care Dish Care includes: dish soap, automatic dishwashing detergent, dishwasher additives 20-03-00 Household Care Household Care includes: cleaners, freshener, insecticides 20-04-00 Paper/Plastic/Foil Products Paper/Plastic/Foil Products includes: paper towels, napkins, facial tissue, paper plates/cups, plastic cutlery, plastic bags/wraps 20-05-00 Pet Care Pet Care includes: pet food, pet accessories 20-06-00 Other Non-edible Grocery 21-00-00 Health & Beauty Care 21-01-00 Analgesics 21-02-00 Cough & Cold Remedies Cough & Cold Remedies include: cough drops 21-03-00 Stomach Remedies Stomach Remedies include: antacids 21-04-00 Vitamins/Supplements Vitamins/Supplements (non-liquid) includes: herbal remedies 21-05-00 Other Internal OTC Medications Other Internal OTC Medications includes: sleeping aids, stimulants 21-06-00 Grooming Aids Grooming Aids includes: shampoo/hair care, oral care, deodorants, personal soap, shaving needs 21-07-00 Feminine Hygiene Feminine Hygiene includes: tampons, pads 21-08-00 Family Planning Family Planning includes: contraceptives, pregnancy kits 21-09-00 Baby Care Baby Care includes: baby food/formula, diapers, wipes, ointments, etc. 21-10-00 Skin Care/Lotions/External Care Skin Care/Lotions/External Care includes: eye care, lip care, first aid, skin care, etc.<br><br> 21-11-00 Cosmetics 21-12-00 Other HBC 21-13-00 Liquid Vitamins, Supplements & Energy Shots 4 oz. or less 22-00-00 General Merchandise 22-02-00 Batteries 22-03-00 Film/Photo 22-04-00 School/Office Supplies 22-05-00 Greeting/Gift/Novelties/Toys/ Recreational Equipment includes: frisbees, tennis Recreational Equipment balls, fishing tackle 22-06-00 Trading Cards 22-07-00 Wearables/Apparel Wearables/Apparel includes: hosiery, gloves, caps, sunglasses 22-08-00 Smoking Accessories Smoking Accessories includes: pipe cleaners, lighters, lighter fluid, flints 22-09-00 Video/Audio Tapes 22-10-00 Hardware/Tools/Housewares 22-11-00 Floral 22-12-00 Seasonal Seasonal includes: softener salt, charcoal/logs, lawn & garden, ice chest 22-13-00 Other GM 22-14-00 Telecommunications Hardware Telecommunications Hardware includes: cell phones, beepers, accessories 22-15-00 Propane Exchanges NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 " 6 " Number Category Sub-category Descriptors 2 3-00-00 Publications 23-01-00 Newspapers 23-02-00 Magazines/Tabloids 23-03-00 Adult Magazines 23-04-00 Paperbacks/Books 23-05-00 Comics 23-06-00 Traders 23-07-00 Maps 23-08-00 Other Publications Other Publications includes: crossword puzzle publications, horoscope products, calorie counters, etc. 24-00-00 Automotive Products 24-01-00 Motor Oil 24-02-00 Anti-freeze/Coolants/Window Solvents 24-03-00 Transmission/Brake Fluids 24-04-00 Car Care Car Care includes: wax, cleaners, air fresheners, ice scrapers 24-05-00 Other Additives Other Additives includes: engine treatments, gas treatments 25-00-00 Automotive Services 25-01-00 Lube/Oil Change 25-02-00 Vacuum/Air/Water (Fee Income Only) 25-03-00 Car Wash 25-04-00 Auto Repair 25-05-00 Inspection Services Inspection Services includes: smog checks, brake checks 25-06-00 Other Automotive Services 26-00-00 Store Services (Other Income 4 Fee-based only) Not a merchandise category.<br><br> 26-01-00 Pay Phones 26-02-00 Video Rental 26-03-00 Money Orders/Money Grams 26-04-00 Check Cashing 26-05-00 ATM 26-06-00 Copy/Fax 26-07-00 Postal/UPS 26-08-00 Vending 26-09-00 Tickets 26-10-00 Home Delivery 26-11-00 Amusements Amusements includes: video games, pinball 26-12-00 Licenses Licenses includes: hunting/fishing licenses 26-13-00 Other Store Services Other Store Services includes: showers 26-14-00 Pre-paid Cards (Fee-only) Prepaid cards that are fee-based only, based on a percentage or fixed fee. It may not be recorded as a sale. 27-00-00 Lottery/Gaming (Commissions/Fee Income Only) 27-01-00 Lotto 27-02-00 Scratch Tickets 27-03-00 Video Gaming Revenue 27-04-00 Slot Machine Revenue 28-00-00 Ice NACS Category Definitions and Numbering Guide 3 Version 6.1 " 7 " Number Category Sub-category Descriptors 29-00-00 Foodservice Prepared On-site 29-01-00 Chicken 29-01-01 29-01-02 29-01-03 29-02-00 Mexican 29-02-01 29-02-02 29-02-03 29-03-00 Pizza 29-03-01 29-03-02 29-03-03 29-04-00 Seafood 29-04-01 29-04-02 29-04-03 29-05-00 Hot Dogs/Roller Grill Products 29-05-01 29-05-02 29-05-03 29-06-00 Hamburgers 29-06-01 29-06-02 29-06-03 29-07-00 Sandwiches/Wraps 29-07-01 29-07-02 29-07-03 29-08-00 Frozen Treats 29-08-01 29-08-02 29-08-03 29-09-00 Bakery 29-09-01 29-09-02 29-09-03 29-10-00 Soup and Salad 29-10-01 29-10-02 29-10-03 29-11-00 Other Cuisine 29-11-01 29-11-02 29-11-03 30-00-00 Hot Dispensed Beverages 30-01-00 Coffee 30-02-00 Hot Tea 30-03-00 Hot Chocolate 30-04-00 Cappuccino/Specialty Coffee Drinks Cappuccino/Specialty Coffee Drinks includes: latte, (does not include iced coffee) 30-05-00 Refills 30-06-00 Coffee Club Mugs Coffee Club Mugs includes: reusable hot beverage mugs/containers sold with hot beverage 30-07-00 Other Hot Dispensed Beverages Other Hot Dispensed Beverages includes: hot cider, etc.<br><br> 31-00-00 Cold Dispensed Beverages 31-01-00 Fountain 3Carbonated 31-02-00 Fountain 3Non-carbonated Fountain Non-carbonated includes: tea, lemonade, cold cider 31-03-00 Fountain 3Sports Drinks 31-04-00 Refills 31-05-00 Fountain Club Mugs Fountain Club Mugs includes: reusable value- added cups sold with cold beverage 31-06-00 Other Cold Dispensed Beverages Other Cold Dispensed Beverages includes: iced coffee/iced cappuccino/iced latte 32-00-00 Frozen Dispensed Beverages 32-01-00 Frozen Carbonated Beverages 32-02-00 Frozen Non-Carbonated Frozen Non-carbonated includes: slush, frozen cappuccino 33-00-00 Pre-paid Cards 33-01-00 Pre-paid Telecommunications Pre-paid Telecommunications include: phone cards, beepers, cell phones, phone services, wireless, long-distance 33-02-00 Other Pre-paid Cards Other Pre-paid Cards include: stored-value, gift, floral cards that book the full revenue as a sale. 98-00-00 Service Charges Service Charges include: fuel surcharge, handheld device surcharge, special delivery charges 99-00-00 Store Use/Supply Note: Numbers 1-80 are reserved for NACS use. For more information about the category definitions or the numbering scheme contact Leroy Kelsey, 703-518-4255 or e- mail email@example.com.<br><br> To obtain additional copies of this document, go to www.nacsonline.com. Need More Information? Franchised/ Proprietary/ Manufacturer Licensed Control Brand Brand<br><br>