Orange County Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1950

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Orane County between 1925 and 1950 (Santa Ana and Orange), 1925 and 1975 (Fullerton, Brea, La Harbra, etc.) and 1925 and 1940 (other areas), 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.


  • I currently have limited access to data for Orange County and hope to expand the date range here in the future.
  • The 1971-1975 data from Fullerton. etc. does not include any listings for Safeway. No listings were present in the directory I used.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Albertsons
  • Alpha Beta
  • Chaffee
  • Daley’s
  • Fazio’s/Shopping Bag
  • Lucky
  • Market Basket
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Safeway
  • Sam Seelig
  • Vons