Winnipeg is a fascinating place to study chain supermarket history. Aside from is own homegrown early chains, such as Neal’s, Jewel, and Shop-Easy, Winnipeg is one of the few places where A&P, Safeway, Loblaw’s, and Dominion operated simultaneously (the other, I think, being Southern Ontario in the 1970s and early 1980s). Photos and more history to follow.
This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Winnipeg between 1930 and 1985, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.
Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.
- Lucky Dollar
- Piggly Wiggly
- Red & White
- Tom Boy
Jason B.December 2, 2019 at 5:08am
The Safeway store at 1081 Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg apparently closed in 2008. Here is a Google Street View from Sept. 2007:
As another user noted in 2010 elsewhere on this message board, a longtime customer of that Safeway store shot video circa 2008 of the building’s final days as a Safeway store and even recorded the removal of the “SAFEWAY” letters from the large pylon sign in the parking lot. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKocYIPzxhM