Kalamazoo Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-1995 and 2019

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Kalamazoo between 1926 and 1995, 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.


  • Some Meijer locations may be slightly off as they were sourced from different documents.
  • Michigan Super Markets were part of Bestervelt.
  • Harding’s, Town & Country, and Family Foods seem to have been related in some way; my guess is that they were all Spartan affiliates.
  • National and Jewel seem to have had more success in Kalamazoo than in some other parts of Michigan.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Armintrout’s
  • Bestervelt
  • Harding’s
  • IGA
  • Jewel
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • National
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Town & Country

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