Albany Area Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2005

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Albany, Colonie, Menands, and Rensselaer between 1925 and 2005, 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.

Interesting notes:

  • Trading Post/Trading Port are used somewhat interchangeably in the city directories. Trading Port seems to be correct.
  • Merger of Grand Union and Empire in 1958 meant that several former Grand Union locations were brought back into the fold. Grand Union was in and out of Albany several times.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Albany Public Market
  • Central Market
  • Empire
  • Flinn & Co
  • Grand Union
  • Hannford
  • Norton’s
  • Price Chopper
  • Shaffer’s
  • Shoor
  • Trading Port
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Albany Area Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2005

  1. Michael

    November 8, 2022 at 11:07pm

    There was an Albany Public Markets on the corner of route 9 and 155 Latham. It was later Toys for Joy and than OfficeMax before being torn down. It is now Fresh Market

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