This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Calgary between 1930 and 1991, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have. I was not able to access city directories between 1953 and 1968; I will update when and if I can.
Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.
- Calgary Co-op
- Food City
- Jenkins Groceteria
- Piggly Wiggly
- Red & White
- Super Valu
Francois ArseneaultMarch 31, 2019 at 12:07am
Well done! What a wonderful historic database. Obviously a lot of work went into this. Note – the 740 Northmount Dr NW Safeway was in operation at least from 1968, the 1405 4th St Safeway store I worked in as the Sony store in the early 1980s, it retained it’s basement cold storage and conveyor belt even then, extraordinarily austere basement. Again, brilliant work, respectfully it’s cool being a history nerd! I shall share this with like minded friends.
Scott M. PerronApril 1, 2019 at 10:37pm
The Food Giant you show at 5111 Northland Dr NW was originally an IGA in the 70’s.