Indianapolis Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-2001

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Indianapolis between 1926 and 2001, 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:

  • Standard Stores was purchased by National Tea in 1947. Del Farm was also a National banner.
  • The Seven to Eleven (later Seven-Eleven) chain in Indianapolis was a chain of small supermarkets (several of them repurposed Kroger locations) that was NOT related to the national convenience store chain.
  • Safeway and Preston Safeway were NOT related to the national chain.
  • Stop & Shop was co-branded with Colonial Stores on at least some locations. These stores closed around 1964 and many were sold to Standard.
  • Kroger operated a convenience store chain called “Happy Food Stores” for a short time in the mid-1970s. Those locations are not included here.
  • Allied Supermarkets also had a district office in Indianapolis, perhaps for Kmart Food operations.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Del Farm (National)
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Lowell’s
  • Marsh
  • Meijer
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Preston Safeway (not affiliated with the national Safeway chain)
  • Seven to Eleven
  • Standard (National)
  • Stop & Shop (Colonial)
  • Walt’s