Syracuse Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Syracuse between 1925 and 2020, 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.

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  • Syracuse city directories were challenging. Many stores in the suburbs did not have street numbers listed even into the late 1980s. I have narrowed them down as much as possible, but newspapers were not much help either.
  • Syracuse was the home of the P&C chain, originally a farm co-op. The chain was later owned by Penn Traffic, and was also a wholesaler serving the Big M/Midstate franchises. The P&C stores converted to Tops when Penn Traffic was acquired in 2010.
  • Acme bought the Market Basket chain in 1955, though the stores seem to have closed or ended up under other operators. Acme was out of Syracuse by the mid 1970s.
  • Loblaws left the area (and most of upstate New York) around 1977.
  • Victory Chain (later Victory Markets) bought the Johnson’s chain in 1955.
  • Wegmans arrived in 1968.
  • Grand Union stores in the area apparently rebranded as Grandway Supermarkets in the mid 1970s and the chain seems only to have remained in far-flung suburbs, though I have some doubts about the accuracy of the listings from the 1970s on.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • American Stores/Acme
  • Big M/Midstate
  • Grand Union
  • IGA
  • Loblaws
  • P&C
  • Price Chopper
  • Red & White/Super Diper
  • Silver Star
  • Tops
  • Victory
  • Wegmans
Updated on 26 November 2022