New pages:


Major update:

  • Montréal QC, 1960-1983
    Major update adding more that two decades and hundreds of new locations. There are still some issues (read the notes on the page) but this is a biggie!

Lots of new and updated pages over the past few weeks, mostly centered on Florida and the Gulf Coast:

Fort Lauderdale and Broward County FL

Palm Beach County FL

New Orleans LA Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2015 (Big update)

Corpus Christi TX Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1929-2020

Evansville IN Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

For your perusal on this Wednesday evening, I offer a big update to the Kansas City section, adding Shawnee-Mission, Overland Park, and Raytown, and also updating most of the area from the early 1990s to the present. I wasn’t sre I would be able to do this one, so I’m excited, and it’s definitely an interesting period in the history of the region.

Other new stuff since the last front-page update:

You might also want to check out the queue to see what’s coming up!

New book that you want:

Beyond Piggly Wiggly

…and not just because I’m several footnotes and an acknowledgement in it. This one is really good and was written by a colleague of mine at UNCG. There will be a better review coming soon, but you can pre-order now. It drops on 1 August.

Newly added since last I bothered to update the front page:

Bloomington (Indiana) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1929-2020

Kansas City Area, updated with the addition of:

Napa Valley Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-1979

Lancaster (Ohio) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

Springfield (Ohio) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

True North strong and free:

I’m off this weekend for some quality time in Canada. After a weeklong conference in Toronto, I’ll be going other places yet to be determined. This will be my first trip to Toronto post-pandemic (it’s usually an annual destination for me but I was thwarted by an early winter storm last year) and I am much excited, particularly following my big recent Toronto update. If you see me in Loblaws, say hello.