Albany Area Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2005

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Albany, Menands, and Rensselaer between 1925 and 2005, 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.

Interesting notes:

  • Trading Post/Trading Port are used somewhat interchangeably in the city directories. Trading Port seems to be correct.
  • Merger of Grand Union and Empire in 1958 meant that several former Grand Union locations were brought back into the fold. Grand Union was in and out of Albany several times.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Albany Public Market
  • Central Market
  • Empire
  • Flinn & Co
  • Grand Union
  • Hannford
  • Norton’s
  • Price Chopper
  • Shaffer’s
  • Shoor
  • Trading Port