Rochester (Minnesota) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Rochester 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.

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  • I suspect that the two “Cindor” locations in 2000 may have operated as Jubilee stores.
  • I”m not sure whether all the Erdman’s stores operated as Super Valu. Some are not listed under that brand. Erdman’s also held a Red Owl franchise at one point.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Cub Foods
  • Hy-Vee
  • IGA
  • National
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Rainbow
  • Red Owl
  • Super Valu
Updated on 26 November 2022