St Louis Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1933-1975

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in St Louis between 1933 and 1975, 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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  • The Bettendorf and Rapp’s stores were listed under the consolidated name. They may have operated under the two individual banners. I don’t know for sure.
  • Kroger owned the Piggly Wiggly stores in St Louis at least as early as 1933.

Additional resources:

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • AG
  • Bettendorf-Rapp
  • Food Center
  • Gold Star
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • National/Del Farm
  • Schnuck’s
  • Tom Boy
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “St Louis Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1933-1975

  1. S Flick

    May 9, 2023 at 2:55pm

    Rapp’s operated a store in the General Grant shopping center, in the 8400 block of Watson Road, St. Louis, Missouri. Though the shopping center is now in Webster Groves, at the time Rapp’s was there it was in Marlborough, Missouri.

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