Amarillo Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Amarillo between 1925 and 2020, 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.

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  • Safeway entered the market in 1957 with the purchase of McCartt’s. It was unusual for Safeway to enter via acquisition at this point in its history.
  • Homeland left Amarillo in 2001.
  • Amarillo has been very fertile ground for independents and small chains.

Store tags:

  • Albertsons
  • Clarence Saunders
  • Furr’s/Food Emporium
  • Homeland
  • Ideal
  • M System
  • McCartt’s
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Safeway
  • United/Market Street/Amigos
  • Whiteway
Updated on 10 January 2023