Most Popular Grocery Store In Every State

November 14, 2019 by Grant Suneson

There are over 36,000 grocery stores in the United States. While some are smaller, independent stores or specialty outlets that focus on groceries from a certain area, Americans tend to buy the bulk of their food at large regional or national chains. Regional chains like Hy-Vee, Albertsons, or Publix may be a staple in some parts of the country, but they are completely unknown in others.

To determine the most popular grocery store in every state, 24/7 Wall St. ranked grocery stores using a combination of data from business directory website Yelp and Google Trends. From Yelp, we determined the five grocery stores with the most reviews in each state and compared their Google search frequency from Nov. 12, 2018 to Nov. 12, 2019 using Google Trends. The grocery store with the highest search frequency on Google Trends in a given state was listed as the most popular grocery store in that state.

Shoppers want to go to a grocery store they trust, a store that offers high-quality products like meat, produce, and more at a fair price. Grocery stores can easily lose business if they stock substandard products. These can ruin a dinner or, worse, sicken consumers who eat contaminated products. These are some of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history.

Of course, grocery stores usually do provide quality food for their customers, but perhaps their shoppers simply don’t know how to identify produce at its peak. From avocados to zucchini, each fruit and vegetable has telltale signs that shoppers should look for. This is how to pick the best produce.

Click here to see the most popular grocery store in every state. 

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1. Alabama
> Supermarket: Publix
> Headquarters: Lakeland, Florida
> Year founded: 1930

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2. Alaska
> Supermarket: Fred Meyer
> Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
> Year founded: 1922

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3. Arizona
> Supermarket: Sprouts Farmers Market
> Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona
> Year founded: 2002

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4. Arkansas
> Supermarket: Sam’s Club
> Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas
> Year founded: 1983

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5. California
> Supermarket: Trader Joe’s
> Headquarters: Monrovia, California
> Year founded: 1967

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6. Colorado
> Supermarket: King Soopers
> Headquarters: Denver, Colorado
> Year founded: 1947

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7. Connecticut
> Supermarket: Stop & Shop
> Headquarters: Quincy, Massachusetts
> Year founded: 1914

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8. Delaware
> Supermarket: BJ’s Wholesale Club
> Headquarters: Westborough, Massachusetts
> Year founded: 1984

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9. Florida
> Supermarket: Publix
> Headquarters: Lakeland, Florida
> Year founded: 1930

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10. Georgia
> Supermarket: Publix
> Headquarters: Lakeland, Florida
> Year founded: 1930

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11. Hawaii
> Supermarket: Costco
> Headquarters: Issaquah, Washington
> Year founded: 1983

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12. Idaho
> Supermarket: Albertsons
> Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
> Year founded: 1939

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13. Illinois
> Supermarket: Jewel
> Headquarters: Itasca, Illinois
> Year founded: 1899

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14. Indiana
> Supermarket: Kroger
> Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
> Year founded: 1883

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15. Iowa
> Supermarket: Hy-Vee
> Headquarters: West Des Moines
> Year founded: 1930

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16. Kansas
> Supermarket: Hy-Vee
> Headquarters: West Des Moines
> Year founded: 1930

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17. Kentucky
> Supermarket: Kroger
> Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
> Year founded: 1883

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18. Louisiana
> Supermarket: Rouses
> Headquarters: Thibodaux, Louisiana
> Year founded: 1960

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19. Maine
> Supermarket: Hannaford Brothers Company
> Headquarters: Scarborough, Maine
> Year founded: 1902

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20. Maryland
> Supermarket: Giant Food
> Headquarters: Landover, Maryland
> Year founded: 1936

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21. Massachusetts
> Supermarket: Market Basket
> Headquarters: Tewksbury, Massachusetts
> Year founded: 1917

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22. Michigan
> Supermarket: Meijer
> Headquarters: Grand Rapids, Michigan
> Year founded: 1934

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23. Minnesota
> Supermarket: Hy-Vee
> Headquarters: West Des Moines
> Year founded: 1930

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24. Mississippi
> Supermarket: Kroger
> Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
> Year founded: 1883

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25. Missouri
> Supermarket: Schnucks
> Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
> Year founded: 1939

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26. Montana
> Supermarket: Albertsons
> Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
> Year founded: 1939

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27. Nebraska
> Supermarket: Hy-Vee
> Headquarters: West Des Moines
> Year founded: 1930

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28. Nevada
> Supermarket: Smith’s Food and Drug
> Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah
> Year founded: 1911

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29. New Hampshire
> Supermarket: Hannaford Brothers Company
> Headquarters: Scarborough, Maine
> Year founded: 1902

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30. New Jersey
> Supermarket: ShopRite
> Headquarters: Keasbey, New Jersey
> Year founded: 1946

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31. New Mexico
> Supermarket: Sprouts Farmers Market
> Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona
> Year founded: 2002

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32. New York
> Supermarket: Trader Joe’s
> Headquarters: Monrovia, California
> Year founded: 1967

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33. North Carolina
> Supermarket: Food Lion
> Headquarters: Salisbury, North Carolina
> Year founded: 1957

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34. North Dakota
> Supermarket: Hornbacher’s
> Headquarters: Fargo, North Dakota
> Year founded: 1951

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35. Ohio
> Supermarket: Kroger
> Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
> Year founded: 1883

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36. Oklahoma
> Supermarket: Sam’s Club
> Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas
> Year founded: 1983

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37. Oregon
> Supermarket: Fred Meyer
> Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
> Year founded: 1922

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38. Pennsylvania
> Supermarket: ShopRite
> Headquarters: Keasbey, New Jersey
> Year founded: 1946

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39. Rhode Island
> Supermarket: Whole Foods Market
> Headquarters: Austin, Texas
> Year founded: 1980

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40. South Carolina
> Supermarket: Publix
> Headquarters: Lakeland, Florida
> Year founded: 1930

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41. South Dakota
> Supermarket: Hy-Vee
> Headquarters: West Des Moines
> Year founded: 1930

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42. Tennessee
> Supermarket: Kroger
> Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
> Year founded: 1883

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43. Texas
> Supermarket: H-E-B
> Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
> Year founded: 1905

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44. Utah
> Supermarket: Smith’s Food and Drug
> Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah
> Year founded: 1911

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45. Vermont
> Supermarket: Shaw’s Supermarkets
> Headquarters: West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
> Year founded: 1860

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46. Virginia
> Supermarket: Harris Teeter
> Headquarters: Matthews, North Carolina
> Year founded: 1960

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47. Washington
> Supermarket: Fred Meyer
> Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
> Year founded: 1922

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48. West Virginia
> Supermarket: Kroger
> Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio
> Year founded: 1883

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49. Wisconsin
> Supermarket: Woodman’s Markets
> Headquarters: Janesville, Wisconsin
> Year founded: 1919

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50. Wyoming
> Supermarket: Albertsons
> Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
> Year founded: 1939

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