Newark (New Jersey)Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1964

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Newark between 1925 and 1964, 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.


  • The assorted United stores were presumably related.
  • Not certain if the Big Bear chain here is related to the pioneering chain in New York.
  • No city directories were published for Newark after 1964 and the telephone directories are very incomplete.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • American/Acme
  • Eagle
  • Mutual Grocery
  • National Grocery
  • Safeway
  • Union
  • United
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Newark (New Jersey)Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1964

  1. Gerry Maynes

    April 16, 2019 at 1:07pm

    Big Bear was a chain that had a large store in Jersey City, in the 4os they were purchaed by Food Fair. Elmer Peck was its kast stire manager at the Jersey City location.I have a sift spot for this man. He hired ny dad as a teen aged kud and I worked for him in the 70s when he was finishing up.

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