This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Greater Wilkes-Barre 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.
- Several suburbs further from the core are not included (Pittston, Mountain Top, etc.) because they are not consistently represented in my data sources over the period.
- There may be issues with some of the data after 1995 or so. I have tried to augment the gaps with newspapers and other sources, but may not have uncovered everything.
- More notes to be added later.
- American Stores/Acme
- Food Fair
- Giant Markets
- Grand Union
- Mullison’s Economy Stores
- Price Chopper
- Sunshine/Bargains Galore
- Weis/Scot’s LoCost/Mr Z’s/The Store