Charlottetown Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1937-2000

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Charlottetown between 1960 and 1998 (plus 1937 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.


  • Prince Edward Island was somewhat isolated until the Confederation Bridge opened in 1997, with access to the mainland only by air or water. This and the low population density probably explain the historical lack of a major chain presence in Charlottetown.
  • There were apparently no city directories published for Charlottetown between 1937 and 1973. Telephone directories were the only available source for listings from 1960-1970. The librarians and archivists at the Confederation Centre Public Library and the provincial Public Archives & Records Office were incredibly helpful in providing me with what material was available.

Store tags:

  • Atlantic Superstore/Save-Easy
  • Clover Farm
  • Dominion
  • IGA
  • Sobeys
Updated on 26 November 2022

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