Lansing Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Lansing between 1925 and 2020, 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.

Location list through 1960 courtesy of Andrew Turnbull.

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


  • Sadly, there is a lot of missing data on this one. Discussion here. Basically, A&P and kroger are not listed pre-1946.
  • National and Schmidt’s data is from 1959 rather than 1960.
  • The Frandor Center addresses are inconsistent; stores that did not move still may have changed addresses. Listings on Frandor Avenue, Clippert Street, and Mall Court are suspect.
  • Okemos stores prior to 1978 are not reflected.
  • Listings post-2000 seem to have some significant omissions. I have extrapolated where possible.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Eberhard
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • National
  • Packer
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Shop-Rite (local co-op)
  • Schmidt’s
  • Shop-Rite
  • Wrigley’s/Packer
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Lansing Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

  1. Brian Skafica

    December 21, 2020 at 7:19pm

    I remember there was supposed to be an Eberhard’s supermarket on old US 27, just south of I-69, in north Lansing, which is now the Lansing Mega-Mall, a supermarket-sized flea market I visited one summer a few years ago.

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    • Dave

      December 6, 2022 at 10:38am

      Yes there was. I grew up just up the road from there on Boichot, and frequently stopped in there after delivering the Lansing State Journal in the mornings.

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