Food & Drink

The Most Popular Grocery Store in Every State

Published On 01/11/2016 Published On 01/11/2016
Jennifer Bui/Thrillist

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.

Click here to expand the map, and scroll down to see the number breakdown.

Flickr/Mike Mozart

Alaska

Safeway -- 29 
 

Alabama

Walmart -- 129
 

Arkansas

Walmart -- 127
 

Arizona

Fry's Food & Drug Stores (Kroger) -- 119
 

California

Walmart -- 286
 

Colorado

King Soopers (Kroger) -- 112
 

Connecticut

Stop & Shop (Royal Ahold) -- 91
 

Delaware

Food Lion (Delhaize Belgium) -- 22
 

Florida

Publix Super Markets -- 768
 

Georgia

Walmart -- 191
 

Hawaii

Safeway -- 22

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Iowa

Hy-Vee -- 138
 

Idaho

Albertsons -- 32
 

Illinois

Jewel-Osco (Albertsons) -- 180
 

Indiana

Kroger -- 96
 

Kansas

Walmart -- 83
 

Kentucky

Save-A-Lot (SUPERVALU) -- 112
 

Louisiana

Walmart -- 119
 

Massachusetts

Stop & Shop (Royal Ahold) -- 132
 

Maryland

Giant Food (Royal Ahold) -- 99
 

Maine

Hannaford Supermarkets (Delhaize Belgium) -- 90

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Michigan

Kroger -- 130
 

Minnesota

Cub Foods (SUPERVALU) -- 78
 

Missouri

Walmart -- 139
 

Mississippi

Walmart -- 79
 

Montana

Albertsons -- 29
 

Nebraska

Kroger -- 48
 

North Carolina

Food Lion (Delhaize Belgium) -- 496
 

North Dakota

Walmart -- 14
 

New Hampshire

Hannaford Supermarkets (Delhaize Belgium) -- 39
 

New Jersey

ShopRite -- 169

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New Mexico

Walmart -- 43
 

Nevada

Smith's Food & Drug Stores (Kroger) -- 44
 

New York

Tops Friendly Markets -- 141
 

Ohio

Giant Eagle -- 214
 

Oklahoma

Walmart -- 122
 

Oregon

Safeway -- 93
 

Pennsylvania

Weis Markets -- 236
 

Rhode Island

Stop & Shop (Royal Ahold) -- 26

Flickr/Mike Kalasnik

South Carolina

BI-LO -- 135
 

South Dakota

Walmart -- 14
 

Tennessee

Walmart -- 134
 

Texas

Walmart -- 503
 

Utah

Walmart -- 51
 

Vermont

Shaw's (Albertsons) -- 19
 

Virginia

Food Lion -- 306
 

Washington

Safeway -- 165
 

Washington DC

Safeway -- 14
 

Wisconsin

Walmart -- 93
 

West Virginia

Kroger -- 42
 

Wyoming

Kroger -- 50

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Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He's severely disappointed that HEB isn't the most popular chain in Texas. Follow him to remembering to bring his own grocery bags at @Dannosphere.

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