This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Dallas between 1928 and 1979, 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.
- Dallas is quite fascinating if for no other reason than the fact that it is one of the few places where A&P, Kroger, and Safeway all competed pretty aggressively in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Shopping center addresses have been mapped to their street addresses as much as possible.
- There seems to be very little logic as to how the directional indicators are applied to Dallas streets. I have gone with what was listed in the city directories and have made them as consistent as possible.
- Safeway and Piggly Wiggly were co-owned in the 1930s. The later Piggly Wiggly stores belonged to an unrelated franchisee.
- Kroger acquired the Wyatt stores in 1958, but did not rebrand them until sometime between 1965 and 1970.
- Kroger also seems to have tested a discount format named Bi Lo around 1970. A&P operated A-Mart discount stores at the same time.
- I have not included chains that were essentially convenience or “dairy” stores (e.g. 7-11, Cabells, Mister M, Quickie, Pedigo’s, U-Tote-Em, Schepps).
- Tom Thumb seems to have operated as a co-op or franchise from the late 1930s to about 1960, but there also were company-owned stores starting in 1948 (if not earlier) with the purchase of Toro Supermarkets. Read more here.
- Piggly Wiggly
- Tom Thumb