This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Tucson between 1925 and 2022, 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.
View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.
- Lucky Stores entered the market around 1964 through the purchse of the Goodman’s chain.
- American Stores sold off the Alpha Beta stores, which became a new entity called ABCO, in 1984. In 1988, ABCO also acquire the Lucky Stores in Arizona at the time of the Lucky/America Stores merger.
- Basha’s acquired AJ Bayless in 1993.
- Smitty’s stores in Tucson were acquired by Smith’s in1996 and were later absorbed into the Fry’s banner following another acquisition.
- AJ Bayless
- Alpha Beta
- Basha’s/Food City
- El Rancho
- Food Giant
- Piggly Wiggly
- Warehouse Foods