New Brunswick Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-1984

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in New Brunswick between 1926 and 1984, 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 the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • I spent a lot of time deciphering the various centers around Milltown Road, Georges Road, and U.S.1. You’re welcome.
  • Interesting trivia: The James Butler Grocery Company was a huge New York/New Jersey chain until the mid-1930s.. New Brunswick still has one original location of the chain that has been operating contiunously under the Butler name for almost a century, though it is now a convenience store unrelated to the original chain (which went bankrupt in 1937).

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • American/Acme
  • Food Fair/Pantry Pride
  • Grand Union
  • Mayfair
  • Mutual
  • Stop & Shop