Albuquerque Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1929-2005

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Albuquerque between 1929 and 2005, 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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  • Furr’s operated stores under muiltiple names and formats, including Bag-N-Save and So-Lo.
  • Furr’s purchased many Safeway stores around 1990.
  • Piggly Wiggly and Shop Rite apparently operated under both names but also may have operated under the consolidated Piggly Wiggly Shop Rite name as well. It’s unclear from the city directories.

Store tags:

  • Albertsons
  • Barber’s
  • Foodway
  • Furr’s
  • J.A. Skinner
  • Jewel/Osco
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Raley’s
  • Safeway
  • Skaggs Alpha Beta
  • Smith’s
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Albuquerque Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1929-2005

  1. Gordon W. Logan

    January 30, 2020 at 8:56pm

    2620 Carlisle NE albuquerque, NM was a Piggly Wiggly in 1970. You have nothing listed on the line.

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  2. Gordon W. Logan

    January 30, 2020 at 9:01pm

    Never mind maybe I’m wrong.

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  3. Patricia McClain

    December 10, 2022 at 9:40pm

    What about John Brooks stores?

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  4. Patricia McClain

    December 10, 2022 at 9:41pm

    Food Emporium operated by Furrs

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