Tucson Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2022

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Tucson between 1925 and 2022, 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.

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  • 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.

Store tags:

  • AJ Bayless
  • Albertsons
  • Alpha Beta
  • Basha’s/Food City
  • ABCO
  • Consumers
  • El Rancho
  • Food Giant
  • Fry’s
  • Goodman’s
  • Lucky
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Smith’s
  • Warehouse Foods
Updated on 26 November 2022