Milwaukee Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-2015

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Milwaukee between 1930 and 2015, 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.

Many thanks to Jennifer Motszko for assistance with data collection.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • Coverage area (for consistency of directories) is Milwaukee County, south and east of the county line and north of College Avenue (but not including Cudahy, St Francis, and South Milwaukee due to missing data).
  • Milwaukee underwent a major street renaming/renumbering in 1930-1931 that affected basically every address in the city. Addresses on the sheet reflect the current (post-1931) names/numbers. Understand that this took me quite a while.
  • Individual chain locations are not listed in the 1925 directory.
  • Directories after 2000 tend to be less reliable, as is the case in most cities.
  • My suspicion is that the links for Aldi and Sendik’s are a bit incomplete.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • IGA
  • Jewel
  • Kohl’s
  • Krambo
  • Kroger
  • National/Del Farm
  • Pick ‘n Save
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Red Owl
  • Sentry
Updated on 26 November 2022

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