Bakersfield Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1995

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Bakersfield between 1925 and 1995, 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.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Albertsons
  • Alpha Beta
  • Food4Less
  • Foodland
  • Green Frog
  • Justesen’s
  • Lucky
  • Mayfair
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Safeway
  • Save Mart
  • Sears
  • Smith’s
  • Thrifimart
  • Vons
  • Young’s
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Bakersfield Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1995

  1. The Battery Mill

    May 12, 2021 at 12:42pm

    On this list, are Smith’s and Smith’s Food & Drug of Utah different chains?

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      May 13, 2021 at 11:05pm

      Pretty sure these are two different chains. The earlier Smith’s was probably a local chain.

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