Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited
The first Safeway grocery stores in Manitoba were constructed in mid-1929. In August 1935, Safeway Stores acquired the assets of Piggly Wiggly Canadian Limited and converted some its stores to the Safeway banner.
Manitoba Stores (1930s)
“Big system of chain groceries is coming here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 November 1928, page 3.
“Safeway stores receive four building permits,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 July 1929, page 3.
“Safeway Stores to locate here,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 11 July 1929, page 1.
“Dramatic developments in Winnipeg herald important changes in retail business,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 October 1929, page 5.
“Safeway chain to build four stores in city,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 September 1932, page 3.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
“Probe hears of Piggly Wiggly stores setup,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 October 1935, page 3.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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