Albany Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1960

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Albany between 1925 and 1960, 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.

Actually, Albany gets even more interesting after 1960, with the addition of P&C, Loblaws, Food Fair, and Acme; the transformation of Central Markets into Price Chopper; and the arrival of Hannaford and others, ore to follow.

Interesting notes:

  • Trading Post/Trading Port are used somewhat interchangeably in the city directories. Not sure which is actually correct.
  • Merger of Grand Union and Empire in 1958 meant that several former Grand Union locations were brought back into the fold.

Store tags:

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