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

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Kalamazoo between 1926 and 1995, 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.


  • 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
Updated on 26 November 2022

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