Topeka Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-1963

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Topeka between 1926 and 1963, 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.


  • Topeka is one of those interesting areas where A&P, Kroger, and Safeway all operated simultaneously, if only for about fifteen years or so.
  • The Grand Union chain that operated in Topeka is almost certainly not the same one that served the northeastern USA.
  • I am not 100% certain how much of a connection there was between the assorted Roose chains.
  • Kroger abandoned the market in the early 1950s but returned with its purchase of Dillon’s in 1983.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Falley’s
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Tilton’s