Greensboro Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1910-2015

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Greensboro between 1910 and 2015, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. Although some suburban locations may be included, it is not meant to cover all suburban stores in the area. 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.


  • The city directories from 2000 do not reflect the 1999 Kroger/Harris Teeter store swap, which occurred in June of that year.
  • There may be missing and inaccurate locations from the Bi-Rite co-op.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Big Bear/Food World
  • Bi-Lo
  • Bi-Rite/Bestway/FoodRite
  • Food Town/Food Lion
  • Fresh Market
  • Harris Teeter
  • Kroger
  • Penders/Big Star/Colonial
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Winn-Dixie

One thought on “Greensboro Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1910-2015

  1. Gayle Fripp

    June 10, 2019 at 7:40pm

    I would like to know when the A&P that became Fleet-Plummer opened and closed.
    Thank you for providing all of this information.

  2. Author


    June 10, 2019 at 7:55pm

    I’m honored by a comment from the foremost authority on Greensboro history. Thanks!

    It opened 19 August 1963 and had definitely closed by September of 1978, although I don’t know the exact date of closure.

    You might find this interesting as well, if you didn’t see it before:

    I did a presentation based on this post at Triad History Day at the Greensboro History Museum a few months ago.

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