Los Angeles Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1932-1942

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Los Angeles (including some San Fernando Valley locations) between 1932 and 1944, complied from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have. You may view the list in the frame below or open it in a new window, which will give you more viewing options and the ability to download it or add it to your own Google Drive.

The communities shown on this page are all located within the current city limits of Los Angeles, including the San Fenando Valley and Wilmington/San Pedro. Some locations currently inside the Los Angeles city limits are also included in the Santa Monica and LA County pages.

Due to a lack of comprehensive data sources, there will probably never be a complete location list for Los Angeles in the postawar years here.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Carty Bros
  • Continental Stores
  • E.F. Smith
  • Fitzsimmons
  • MacMarr
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Ralphs
  • Safeway
  • Shopping Bag
  • Thriftimart
  • Vons
  • Young’s
  • Youngblood’s