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Unionized Supermarket and Grocery Store Chains in the U.S. Retail Industry

All Retail Employee United Food and Commercial Workers Unions (UFCW)
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The largest retail chains in the U.S. have historically fought against the unionization efforts of its employees very aggressively. Despite the active efforts of the biggest U.S. retailers to thwart union organizations in their workplaces, however, there are tens of thousands of retail employees who are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union.

Most of the retail workplaces with unionized employees in the U.S. are supermarkets and retail food operations.

Efforts to organize employees behind unionization in other types of retail stores have not had widespread success, but news about retail employee efforts to organize unions in their retail workplaces is starting to be more common.

What follows is a complete list of stores and retail chains that have employee union representation with the UFCW. Retail chains are generally organized as union workplaces one store at a time, and sometimes not the entire workforce is unionized, but only certain departments or classes of employees. This list of unionized U.S. retailers includes both chains and individual stores which have some type and size of employee union group.

In this list, if employee unions exist only at certain locations, the city and state of that location is listed.

U.S. Supermarket Chains and Grocery Stores with United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCM) Employee Union Representation:

A&P (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company)
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Acme

Ahold USA

Albertson's
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All Fresh Foods Products
Evanston, IL

B&J Brooks Supermarket
Albuquerque, NM

Boya Foods
Seacaucus, NJ

Brown's Superstores
Westville, NJ

Brunos

Carrs

Caseys
Cedartown, GA

Coffy's Supermarket
Cadiz, OH

Cohens Foods
Granite City, IL

Cortland Sparkle Market Champion Sparkle Market
Warren, OH

Cub Foods
Itasca, IL

Cub Foods Monticello
Stillwater, MN

Daves Supermarkets
Bedford Heights, OH

Dominick's

Eatmor Market
Rosenhayn, NJ

Eveleth Country Foods
Eveleth, MN

Find Fare Supermarket
Long Branch, NJ

Food Basics

Food World
Bridgeport, CT

Fred Meyer

Freds of Haswauk
Nashwauk, MN

Fry's

George Weston Ltd

Giant Eagle Markets

  • - Bedfored Heights, OH
    - Geneva, OH
    - Landover, MD
    - McDonald, PA
    - North Versailles, PA
    - Pittsburgh, PA

Henderson Avenue Foodfresh
Washington, PA

Hollywood Supermarket Meat Department
Troy, MI

IGA

  • Billings, MT
  • Bozeman, MT
  • Dayton, OH
  • Plymoouth OH
  • Vienna, IL
  • Youngstown, OH

Jerrys Cub Foods Elk River
Edina MN

Jewel

John Brooks Supermarket
Albuquerque, NM

Kessel Market
Novi, MI

King's County Market - St Francis
Andover, MN

King Soopers

Kittanning Foodland
Kittanning, PA

Knowlan's Supermarket
Vadnais Heights, MN

Kroger

Licari Supermarket Big M
Saint Johnsville, NY

Unionization is a hot topic in the U.S. retail industry where employees feel overworked and underpaid, and retail employers fear that the costs associated with a unionized workforce would take away their ability to compete.  The one retailing niche where retail employees are unionized, however, is in supermarket and grocery store chains.  

Retail grocers like Meijer, Ralphs, and Safeway are just a few of the many supermarket chains small and large that survive and thrive despite the presence of union representation in their employee ranks. What follows is a roundup list of retail grocery and supermarket chains in which employees are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW).  

This ls a continuation of the complete list.  Click here to see more retail grocery chains with UFCW presence in their workplaces >>

Unionized Supermarket and Grocery Store Chains in the U.S. Retail Industry (continued):

Loblaw

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Logli Supermarkets
St. Louis MO

Lucky

Lund Food Holdings
Edina, MN

Mega Marts
Hales Corners, WI

Meijer
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Metropolitan Market

  • - Bellevue, WA
    - Seattle, WA

Mr. Z. Supermarket
Lombard, IL

Olesons Food Stores Meat Division
Traverse City, MI

Pathmark

Peoples Food Cooperative
Lacrosse, WI

Piggly Wiggly

  • - Fond Du Lac, WI
    - Lake Geneva, WI
    - Waukesha, WI

Porter Super Center
Merriville, IN

Priced Right Foods
Mascoutah, IL

Quality Food Centers (QFC)

Ralphs

Real Canadian Superstore

Red Shell Foods
City of Industry, CA

Risoldi's Thriftway
Mercerville, NJ

Roundy's dba Rainbow Roods
Milsaukee, WI

Ruebens County Market
Hartford, WI

Saars Market Place
Bellevue, WA

Safeway


Sahara Bellevue, WA

Sav Mart
Wenatchee, WA

Save Warehouse Foods
South Milwaukee, WI

Schnucks


Schuette Stores Super Valu
Breese, IL

Sentry Foods
Walworth, WI​

Shaw's


Shop & Stop


Shop 'n Save

  • Fairmont, WV
  • McKeesport, PA
  • Newton Falls, OH
  • Pittsburgh, PA

ShopRite Supermarket

  • Freehold, NJ
  • Milford, CT
  • West Haven, CT
  • Bonninos Shoprite
  • Bridgeton, NJ

Smiths

Stadium Thriftway
Bellevue, WA

Stater Brothers Markets

Ste Genevieve Country Mart
Ste Genevieve, MO

Stop & Shop Supermarket

  • Quincy, MA
  • St. John, IN

Super Fresh

Supermarkets of Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ

Swain's General Store
Port Angeles, WA

Tatsuda's Supermarket
Ketchikan, AK

The Fresh Grocer

  • Drexel Hill, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA

Toms Supermarket

  • Freeburg, IL
  • Mascoutah, IL

Top Food and Drug
Bellingham, WA

Tops

Town & Country Markets
Seattle, WA

Ultra Foods
Highland, In

ValueWorld
Westland, MI

Village Supermarket
Springfield, NJ

Vons

Waldbaum's

Washington State Grocery Store

Woodman's Food Market

  • Appleton, WI
  • Onalaska, WI
  • Janesville, WI

Zehrs Markets

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