From local chains to mega-retailers where you can purchase produce for dinner and the new Adele CD for dessert, Americans have plenty of grocery store options. So to find out which grocers are the most popular regionally, we asked the fine folks at AggData to share statistics on the largest concentration of locations in each state.
We excluded convenience stores, but did include broader retailers if food is a considerable part of their business. For example, we debated whether or not Walmart can truly be called a grocery store, but a substantial 56% of its revenue is from groceries. For larger conglomerates like Safeway or Kroger, we counted their subsidiaries as unique entities. You'll find the holding company in parentheses.