Vancouver Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1940

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Vancouver between 1925 and 1940, 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.

Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.

Notes:

  • After 1934, city directories no longer include a classified directory for Vancouver, so 1940 is the latest point I feel comfortable including.
  • There is indications that OK Stores became Superior Stores (through name change, buyout or something else) around 1940, resulting in some stores being listed under both names.

Store tags:

  • B&K
  • Consolidated
  • Elliott’s
  • Kirkhams Groceteria
  • London Grocery & Provision
  • Model Groceteria
  • OK Stores
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Red & White
  • Safeway