St. John’s Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1970-2000 and 2018.

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in St. John’s between 1970 and 2018, 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.


  • Dominion Stores began as Ayre’s stores and were purchased by Dominion in 1963. They returned to independent ownership in 1987 and were purchased by Loblaws in 1995. Loblaws continues to use the Dominion brand.
  • Apparently, the Save-Easy brand was used on some stores in the 2000s.
  • I hope to add pre-1970 locations when I can find data.

Store tags:

  • Dominion (Ayre’s/Loblaws)
  • The General/Stop & Shop
  • Parsons
  • Sobeys
Updated on 26 November 2022

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required. Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.