Talk:List of supermarket chains in the United States

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Online Grocers[edit]

I propose adding online grocers in the United States such as Peapod, MyWebGrocer, SimonDelivers,, etc. in here for now. There's no existing Wikipedia article or category for the such, but I'll delay creating the such until it develops here for a little while. richardc020 (talk) 04:25, 29 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

This should be here, for certain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:51, 12 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Met Foodmarkets[edit]

Does Met Foodmarkets (metro New York City) count as a supermarket chain?

Other info: 1861 Archer St Bronx, NY 10467

Founded over 40 years ago, there're 80+ Met Foodmarkets in the New York metropolitan area. Each store is independently owned and operated.

Target, Wal-Mart[edit]

Is Target a supermarket? I know Wal-Mart and K-Mart both are, but I have never seen a Target supermarket. A couple of aisles of cereal, soft drinks, and crackers I don't think qualify it to be a supermarket. H2O 10:08, 21 May 2004 (UTC)[reply]

   Yes, there are some Target stores with a supermarket in them.

Major Vs. Smaller[edit]

I don't think we have very good distinction on the difference between major and 'smaller' supermarket chains. The two lists either need to be defined or combined. I found this list of the largest supermarket chains in the United States (2003):

How are we distinguishing between discount and non-discount stores? It's a fairly opinionated distinction.

If we are going to list the general area of the smaller chains, I think we should list the location of the smaller chains owned by a larger (i.e. Los Angeles based Ralphs is owned by Kroger). That could probably done by nested lists.

- Idiotfromia 14:55, 5 Jun 2004 (UTC)

  • I renamed "major" as "national" and "smaller" as "regional and local." Yup, I was "bold." Perhaps somebody can go through and sort them better. --Captadam 07:04, 23 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Why the hell are we leading with Retailers Cooperatives?[edit]

Just wondering. Is there any region of the country in which cooperatives actually are more prominent then any of the major chains? It seems to me it would be more logical to lead with the major chains and then all the various other types of supermarket chains. If no one defends this bit of idiocy then I'm fixing it in a few weeks. --Coolcaesar 07:16, 27 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Royal Blue[edit]

Does anyone else remember Royal Blue? This was a grocery store cooperative founded around the 1930s. One site I visited said it had over 200 stores in the Chicago area. The one I remember was in Bettendorf, Iowa. My family went there for generations. It's definitely out of business now, but I'm not sure when it closed-- early 1990s? Other sources indicate there were Royal Blue stores in Texas and Wisconsin, too.--Firsfron 10:19, 3 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Price Chopper[edit]

Not certain if this is referring to another chain, but Price Chopper is a major presence in the Kansas City market and, in that market at least, is not a discount retailer at all. 11:57, 23 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Piggly Wiggly Link[edit]

In the list of current chains, Piggly Wiggly should have a link to the page at — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:38, 15 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Regional Vs Asian or Hispanic[edit]

I see some Regional chains that are obviously Hispanic Supermarkets or Asian Supermarkets. I will try moving from Regional to what I think is the more appropriate catagory and adding approximate store counts as well — Preceding unsigned comment added by SinoHispanic (talkcontribs) 17:34, 25 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Like most list-class articles, this one has become festooned with entries being entered willy-nilly. I think it's in dire need of some rules in terms of what classifies a national chain vs a regional chain. I would prefer a certain number of stores to qualify as a national chain, as that is easily verifiable. Zhinz (talk) 15:54, 19 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Stewart's Shops[edit]

I'm not sure why Stewart's Shops is listed here. It is not a supermarket chain, it is a convenience store chain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:02, 10 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]


Why is Costco missing from this list? Cellmaker (talk) 01:49, 4 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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Winn Dixie[edit]

Winn-Dixie is a grocery chain with a number of stores. This should be a link to the Wikipedia article on the chain: Winn-Dixie

If the link does not work, try removing the blank spaces from this   Winn-Dixie

This should be a link to Winn-Dixie's website


Plato Guitar (talk) 17:55, 15 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Lol, where is HEB, one of the biggest supermarket chains in Texas and named Top U.S. Grocery Retailer in 2020? (source:

This list seems a bit wooly, complete with massive holes.

Best, Zedembee (talk) 15:41, 5 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]


There is a chain of supermarkets called Grants. Operates in southern West Virginia, Southwest Virginia, and parts of North Carolina. (talk) 04:04, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]