Vancouver (British Columbia) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1940

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Vancouver between 1925 and 1940, 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 don’t include.

View and/or download your own copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • After 1934, city directories no longer include a classified directory for Vancouver, so 1940 is the latest point I feel comfortable including.
  • There is indications that OK Stores became Superior Stores (through name change, buyout or something else) around 1940, resulting in some stores being listed under both names.

Store tags:

  • B&K
  • Consolidated
  • Elliott’s
  • Kirkhams Groceteria
  • London Grocery & Provision
  • Model Groceteria
  • OK Stores
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Red & White
  • Safeway
Updated on 16 April 2024

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