Davenport and Bettendorf Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2021

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Davenport and Bettendorf between 1925 and 2021, 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.

See the page for Rock Island and Moline, Illinois.

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


  • Red Ball and Piggly Wiggly were under the same ownership and when the company converted to supermarkets, it used the Thrift Way (later Thriftway) name. Safeway acquired Thriftway in 1958 and operated severa converted stores for a number of years, which was unusual for them at that time.
  • Des Moines has been largely abandoned by large national or regional chains since Safeway pulled out in the early 1980s, with the exception of Hy-Vee, which is based in West Des Moines.
  • The numbered streets and directional indicators in Des Moines are just plain nuts. There, I said it…
  • I will add 2005-2015 within the next few months.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Eagle
  • Geifman’s
  • Hy-Vee
  • Jewel
  • National
  • Randall’s
  • Super Valu
Updated on 26 November 2022