Calgary Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-1991

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Calgary between 1930 and 1991, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. There may be some omissions due to incomplete or missing data, etc. and I welcome suggestions and corrections. Please read about my methodology for more information about what I do and do not include. 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.

Store tags:

  • Calgary Co-op
  • Dominion
  • Empress
  • Food City
  • Jenkins Groceteria
  • Loblaws/L-Mart
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Red & White
  • Safeway
  • Shoprite
  • Super Valu
  • Woodward’s
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Calgary Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-1991

  1. Francois Arseneault

    March 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.

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  2. Scott M. Perron

    April 1, 2019 at 10:37pm

    Good job.
    The Food Giant you show at 5111 Northland Dr NW was originally an IGA in the 70’s.

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  3. Paul

    October 18, 2023 at 11:09am

    No mention of Allwest. I wonder whatever happened to them?

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