Modesto and Turlock Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1985

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Modesto, Turlock, and the surrounding area between 1925 and 1985, 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.


  • Oakdale street names and addresses have changed so much that I was unable to match all addresses.
  • Some of the really Save-Mart Stores operated as Super Save. I assume this banner was always owned by Save-Mart but I am not certain.
  • I’m also not certain in the Los Angeles Market ever operated independently of Save-Mart.
  • Turlock listings from 1970 are actually from 1968, and listings from 1985 are actually from 1982.  That’s as close as I could get with available data.

Store tags:

  • Albertsons
  • Alpha Beta
  • Justesen’s
  • Lucky
  • Mac Marr
  • New Deal
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Purity
  • Safeway
  • Save-Mart