Battle Creek Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-2019

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Battle Creek between 1926 and 2019, 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.

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


  • A major renumbering/renaming occurred between 1926 and 1931. Some 1926 numbers are approximate.
  • Unfortunately, I am missing data for 1965, which looks like it would be very interesting, particularly with respect to National.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Dole’s
  • Felpausch
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • National
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Battle Creek Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-2019

  1. Brian Skafica

    January 18, 2020 at 10:41am

    I think the current Family Fare store at the Urbandale Plaza in Battle Creek, Michigan, may have been a Meijer supermarket (not Thrifty Acres), maybe until 1976-77, when they moved to their then-new West Columbia Avenue elsewhere in town.

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  2. Linda Powell

    May 21, 2023 at 8:19pm

    That always was a Meyer my aunt worked there.

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  3. mike jenkins

    February 27, 2024 at 10:20pm

    Perhaps it’s not a chain, and maybe I missed it on the list, but, Hamady (Hamady’s?) was at a few locations, after Kroger? Like at s. end of Columbia Plaza (now Ollie’s), at Goodale site….

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    • Author


      February 28, 2024 at 8:10am

      You are correct. I missed them because they were only open from about 1980 to 1982, but I was able to confirm them using newspapers and I have added a note about them. Thanks!

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