The Most Popular Grocery Store in Every State

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By Dan Gentile 

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.

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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

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

MICHIGAN

Kroger -- 130

MINNESOTA

Cub Foods (SUPERVALU) -- 78

MISSOURI 

Walmart -- 139

MISSISSIPPI

Walmart -- 79

MONTANA

Albertsons -- 29

NEBRASKA

Kroger -- 48

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Hannaford Supermarkets (Delhaize Belgium) -- 39

NEW JERSEY

ShopRite -- 169

NEW MEXICO

Walmart -- 43

NEVADA

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

NEW YORK

Tops Friendly Markets -- 141

NORTH CAROLINA

Food Lion (Delhaize Belgium) -- 496

NORTH DAKOTA

Walmart -- 14

OHIO

Giant Eagle -- 214

OKLAHOMA

Walmart -- 122

OREGON

Safeway -- 93

PENNSYLVANIA

Weis Markets -- 236

RHODE ISLAND

Stop & Shop (Royal Ahold) -- 26

SOUTH CAROLINA

BI-LO -- 135

SOUTH DAKOTA

Walmart -- 14

TENNESSEE 

Walmart -- 134

TEXAS

Walmart -- 503

UTAH

Walmart -- 51

VERMON

Shaw's (Albertsons) -- 19

VRIGINIA

Food Lion -- 306

WASHINGTON

Safeway -- 165

WASHINGTON DC

Safeway -- 14

WISCONSIN

Walmart -- 93

WEST VIRGINIA

Kroger -- 42

WYOMING

Kroger -- 50

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