Peterborough Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2010

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Peterborough between 1925 and 2010, 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.

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


  • Haboco, which first appears in 1930, is the new name for the H.J. Boyle chain.
  • There were apparently two different Braund chains.
  • City directories starting in 1970 do not include a full classified directory so identifying chain stores is tricky. The classifications resume in 2000. I have made these years as complete as I can.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Braund
  • Dominion
  • Fitzpatrick & Geraghty
  • The Groceteria
  • Haboco
  • IGA
  • Loblaws
  • No Frills
  • Sobeys
  • Steinberg’s
  • Valu Mart

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