Welcome!

Established in 1999, Groceteria.com is a site about the history of American and Canadian chain supermarkets, from the 1920s through the turn of the century and beyond. This is not a site about current supermarket issues and operations, and it is not connected with nor owned by any supermarket chain. Here’s what you will find:

Recent Updates

Updates. We’ve got updates.

I’ve been neglectful about posting these here as I complete them. Here are some recent additions that you would have known about sooner if you were following @GroceteriaWeb on Twitter. It’s been a busy few months and the map is filling out nicely!

Canada:

Alberta:

Manitoba:

Ontario:

Saskatchewan:

United States:

California:

Indiana

North Carolina:

Rhode Island

South Carolina:

West Virginia:

A new look

I’m playing around with a new design for the site, as you may or may not have noticed. After eight years using the same old WordPress template, with a responsive add-on for mobile devices, I decided it was time to go with a complete responsive theme, to make the sit a little easier to deal with for users who access it on phones and tablets. This should also make for a little bit cleaner look all around, though it may never be as minimal as it was back in its first year:

Things may be odd for a few days while I fix the inevitable broken parts. Let me know if anything is seriously amiss anywhere.

The Message Board was updated a year or so back, so it won’t be changing for the foreseeable future.

 

Archived Updates

The full collection of blog entries and site updates.