Portland (Maine) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2015

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Portland between 1925 and 2015, 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.


  • The George Shaw stores became Shaw’s Suermarkets.
  • The early listing for Hannaford Brothers refers to their wholesale operation, which supplied Red & White franchisees throughout Maine. I’m not 100% certain how their retail operations, which apparently began in 1944, were originally branded. This may be data that is not included here because it was displayed elsewhere in the directory, or these may be some of the Red & White stores that are not co-branded.
  • Apparently, no Portland city directories were published between 1967 and 1988.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • First National
  • Hannaford
  • IGA
  • Red & White
  • Shaw’s

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