Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay area is a fascinating area for the study of chain supermarkets as well as shopping centers. Historically an innovative and competitive market, the area has been fertile territory for such Florida-based chains as Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Kash n’ Karry (now Sweetbay Supermarkets). Numerous national chains, including Kroger, Grand Union, and American Stores, have found it less hospitable, although A&P, Food Fair/Pantry Pride and Albertsons had somewhat better luck.

This section is in the midst of a major update as of January 2020. Pinellas County is nearly complete. Hillsborough County and Bradenton will follow soon.

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Updated on 6 December 2023

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