Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Albertsons Nashville Area Complete Store List (1998-2002)


This is an auxiliary post of the full Albertsons Mid-South Division (4700 Series) Complete Store List. For more information on that, and to view the table in its entirety, please click this link.

The image shown below is an excerpt from the full Albertsons 4700 Series table featuring exclusively the Nashville area Albertsons stores that the company operated between 1998 and 2002. Albertsons entered the Nashville metropolitan area (as well as that of Chattanooga) in August 1998 with the purchase of 15 stores from supermarket operator Bruno's (several of which were operated as FoodMax stores rather than Bruno's, and one of which was still under construction at the time). Albertsons converted each of the existing stores to their own nameplate, resetting and remodeling them. But if Albertsons was hoping to use the Bruno's purchase as a catalyst to opening even more new stores in the market, they would quickly find themselves disappointed. Besides seeing out the completion of that one partially-constructed store, Albertsons went on to build only one new store in the Nashville area during their tenure there.

Bruno's agreed to sell the 15 stores to Albertsons in conjunction with their 1998 bankruptcy filing. Unfortunately, as it turned out, Albertsons wasn't doing all that much better themselves at that point in time. In 2001, under new leadership, Albertsons quickly shed 165 underperforming stores. Not much later, the exodus hit the Mid-South. Albertsons announced in April 2002 that they would soon close down their entire Mid-South division, including all of the Nashville stores. By June of that same year, Albertsons in Nashville was no more, and the former stores were left to seek new operators. Eight of the stores wound up being sold to rival supermarket chain Publix, marking their entrance into the Nashville area.

Again, below is a screenshot of the full Albertsons Mid-South Division table compiled by Albertsons Florida Blog and myself, edited to include only the Nashville area stores. Information on each store includes its store number, its address, and a detailed history of the location. Click the image to enlarge, and be sure to view the full table and its accompanying blog post at the link provided at the top of this post.

If you are on the desktop version of the MSRB, you may wish to open the image in a new tab instead in order to enlarge it.

To view the Memphis (Seessel's) excerpt of the full table, please click here. To view the Chattanooga excerpt of the full table, please click here. To view the full table over at the Albertsons Florida Blog, please click here.

If you have any information you'd like to share on the history of these stores, please feel free to do so in the comments below or by email at midsouthretailblog [at] gmail [dot] com!

Have fun exploring the retail world wherever you are!

Retail Retell


  1. 4734 was quite a nice store, apparently, as it was one of the stores with "J.A.'s Kitchen", and included (though I'm not sure if this was part of the concept) a specialty coffee shop and an ice cream counter.


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