Topeka Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-2020

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Topeka between 1926 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.

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


  • Topeka is one of those interesting areas where A&P, Kroger, and Safeway all operated simultaneously, if only for about fifteen years or so.
  • The Grand Union chain that operated in Topeka is almost certainly not the same one that served the northeastern USA.
  • I am not 100% certain how much of a connection there was between the assorted Roose chains.
  • Kroger abandoned the market in the early 1950s but returned with its purchase of Dillon’s in 1983.
  • Falley’s and Food 4 Less were the same company and I am not sure which actual brand names appeared on which stores at which times. The list gives the names as noted in the city directory, which may or may not reflect the actual name used.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Dibble’s
  • Dillon’s
  • Falley’s
  • Hy-Vee
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Thriftway
  • Tilton’s

One thought on “Topeka Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-2020

  1. RuralRetail

    July 17, 2020 at 2:20pm

    You left off the Price Chopper stores. The fairlawn plaza Dillons is a Woolco-Venture-Price Chopper/Hastings Entertainment-Dillons conversion. There was another price chopper at California crossing.

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  2. Diana Thomas

    June 27, 2021 at 1:43pm

    When did the Safeway store in North Topeka close? Having hard time finding that information. Thank you

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  3. Krista

    March 1, 2023 at 7:10pm

    What was the name of the grocery store at 2901 SE California in the 70s?

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