Supermarket

Club Card?

# of stores

State(s)

Link to Info & Applications

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Rainbow Foods

(Owned by Fleming)

unknown

47

MN, WI

Info unknown

Raisin Rack unknown 2 OH 7/21/2002
A reader writes: "Its card program has been around as long as the store, about 20 years."

Raley's

(Privately Owned; also owns Bel Air, Nob Hill, and Food Source stores)

unknownunknown

97

CA, NM, NV

Readers of Consumer Reports named Raley's the #1 supermarket chain in the US. (source)

For a list of all locations, click here

Ralphs Grocery Company

(Owned by Kroger)

Ralphs Grocery Company operates 420 stores under the Ralphs (304), Food 4 Less (84), Cala/Bell (20), and FoodsCo (7) banners in California and the Price Rite banner in Nevada(5).

unknown

320

CA

 Apply unknown

Ralphs Red Apple Market

(Locally owned and operated Associated Grocer Member Stores)

unknown

41

AK, OR, WA

 

Ramey/PriceCutter

unknown

26

MO

Ramey's purchased 8 Albertson's stores in the southwestern MO area in April 2002.

Randalls

(also owns Simon David and Tom Thumb. "Merged" with Safeway 8/99)

unknown

54

TX

Was XX --used to require ID and/or SSN.

Info Apply unknown

Ray's Food Place and Ray's Shop Smart

(Family-owned by C&K Markets stores)

unknown

48

CA, OR

 

Real Canadian Superstore

(Owned by Loblaw)

unknown

44

Canada

The largest food wholesaler and retailer in Canada. (Had domain dispute, no website up yet)

9/8/2002
According to one shopper, the stores in western Canada do NOT require loyalty cards.

Ream's Food Stores unknownunknown 10 UT 2/23/2003
A reader writes: "Reams' is anti-card, and has consumer comments on their website saying such."
Red & White unknown 1 Durham, NC small independent grocer

Redner's Warehouse

(employee owned)

unknownunknownunknown

Bravo!

31

NY, PA

Redner's Quick Shoppe

(Owned by Redner's)

unknown

11

NY, PA

They "Get rid of the gimmicks and games"

Remke's Market

(Employees own the majority of Remke's stock)

unknown

8

KY, OH

Apply unknown

Rice Epicurean Market

(Family owned since 1937)

unknownunknown

6

Texas

Info Apply unknown

Richfood Holdings, Inc.

(Bought by SuperValu, Inc.) Owned Farm Fresh, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Metro

 

 

 

 

Rite-Aid

Publicly traded.

unknown

may be

unknownunknown

3,864

30 states and D.C.

Info unknown

USA.'s 3rd largest drug chain.

Riverside/Bi-Lo

(Independently owned and operated; Supplied by Penn Traffic Co.)

unknownunknown

27

PA

12/12/2002
A reader writes: "They post the fact they do not want their customers purchases tracked. They want us to have lower prices."

Roche Bros. Supermarkets

unknown

13

MA

 

Ro-Jack's

VP

12

RI

 

Rosauers

(Employee owned)

(Of these 19 stores, one is called Shop'n Kart, four are Super 1 Foods, and 1 is Huckleberry's Natural Market)

unknownunknown

19

ID, MT, OR, WA

No card by design

Roth's IGA Foodliner

unknownorunknownunknown

12

 OR

Where do you think they get these stats?

Kid's card

Roundy's

(Confusing because they have "member stores" and own some others - many seem independent)

unknownunknown

many

locations, many cards.

Roundy's says it's a "leader in the advancements in technology, from the early days of retailer scanning, electronic shelf tags, and self-scanning check out lanes, to today's use of target marketing and Roundy's frequent shopper card"

Royal Ahold

(Owns Bi-Lo, Tops Markets, Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, and more)

unknown

3,600 stores on 4 continents

Based in the Netherlands, these guys are all over the world

Read here about the threat Ahold poses to supermarket competition in the U.S.

Royal Farms

(Family owned by the Kemp family; also owns Cloverland Dairy)

unknownunknown

99

DE, MD, NY, VA

 

Rozier's Food Centre

unknown

1

Perryville, MO

The website seems to have vanished

(was at http://www.rozie
rs.com/food.html
)

unknown

Russ's Market IGA

(Owned by B&R Stores, Inc. Also owns Super Saver)

unknown

7

NE

Info Apply unknown

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$ave-On-Food$

(See Brown & Cole)

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Saar's Market Place unknown 10 WA 9/4/2002
A shopper writes "They consistently have lower prices. Not as glitzy, but generally clean and well taken care of. They get my $'s all the time."

Sack 'n' Save Supermarket

(Owned by Fresh Encounter, Inc.)

unknown

2?

OH

 

Sack 'n Save Warehouse Food Stores

(Owned by Minyards)

unknown 20 TX From a reader: "None of the Minyards family requires a card."

Safeway

(Has swallowed up Dominick's, Randalls, Carr Gottstein Foods, and Vons/Pavillions)

unknown

1,659

165,000 employees

 

 Info Apply unknown

Safran's Supermarket unknown 1 Sewickley, PA (Pittsburgh area) 12/21/2002
A reader tells us they are "a great family run store"

Sam's Club

(A division of Wal-Mart)

unknownunknown

445+

48 U.S. states

(All but VT and OR)

Apply

Save-a-Lot Food Stores

(Each store independently owned and operated)

unknownunknown

900+

36 States

One store rep writes:

"Save-a-Lot will never have a frequent shopper card."

His store's website

Save Mart (Info)

Its supermarkets and warehouse stores operate under the S-Mart, Save Mart, and Food Maxx banners.

(Privately owned)

unknownunknown

101

CA

1/27/2003
A reader writes "Save Mart chain brags in their ads that you don't need a card to shop at their store."

Save 'n Pack

(Owned by Kash n' Karry, which is owned by multinational giant Delhaize-Le Lion SA)

unknown

16

FL

Please drop me a line if you know the card status of this market

Save-On-Foods

(Owned by Overwaitea Food Group)

unknown

53

British Columbia and Alberta, Canada

Info

Save Rite

(Owned by Winn-Dixie)

unknown

?

FL, GA

No-card status reader-confirmed on 10/17/01

A reader writes: "Winn-Dixie has converted all of its Atlanta area stores to Save Rite format. Save Rites will not have shopper cards unless Winn-Dixie expands its card program to its Atlanta Divison... "

Sav-On Drugs

(Owned by Albertson's)

was

unknown

is now

unknown

328

 

From old website:

unknown

Schnuck Markets

(Family owned)

unknownunknown

but, VP

103

MO, IL, IN, MI, MS, TN

Bought Seessel's 12-store chain in May 2002

Scolari's Food and Drug Co.

unknown

16

CA, NV

unknown

Scott's Food Stores

unknown

?

IN

 

Seaway Food Town

(Swallowed up by Spartan Stores, Inc. 3/00)

Was
unknownunknown

Now unknown

47

OH, MI

There is no longer any reference to a card program on the site.

Sedano's Supermarket

unknown

23

FL

 

Seessel's

(purchased by Schnuck Markets)

Was
unknownunknown

 

12

TN

Officially taking the Schnuck's name in June 2002

Sentry Foods

(Owned by Fleming)

unknown

15

WI

Info Apply

Shaw's

(Owned by J. Sainsbury, UK; also owns Star Market and 18 Grand Union supermarkets.)

unknown

185

CO, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

Info Apply unknown

"Shaw's Rewards Card" program introduced (inflicted!) on October 15, 2000.

Addresses to complain here

Shop'n Kart

(Employee owned by Rosauers)

unknown

1

Hermiston, OR

 

Shop 'n Save

(Part of Hannaford, which was bought in 1999 by Delhaize Food Lion. Delhaize heavily promotes cards in its other stores.)

unknown

?

ME, NH, NH, others?

Please let me know if you have info on these stores

Shop 'n Save

(Owned by SuperValu located in Minneapolis, MN)

unknown

34

IL, MO

Sister division of SHOP 'n SAVE

SHOP 'n SAVE

unknown

50+

OH, PA, WV

Info Apply unknown

Their "Rewards Card" is tied to S&H greenpoints

Sister division of Shop 'n Save

Shoppers Fair Supermarkets

(owned by Jamaica's Mechala Group)

unknown

8

Jamaica

 

Shoppers Food Warehouse

(owned by Richfood)

unknownunknown

38

DC, MD

"No cards to carry, No coupons to clip, No gimmicks..."

ShopRite

(There are 43 independent retailer/owners who operate 190 stores under the Shop Rite banner; ShopRite owns/is affiliated with Wakefern food corp.)

unknown

43

 

CT, DE, NJ, NY, PA

Baby "Club" Info

Shop-Rite

(Independent chain unrelated to ShopRite above)

unknown

~ 6

TN

 

Simon David

(Owned by Randalls, which is owned by Safeway)

unknown

2

TX

From a reader: "Simon David is the specialty grocery arm of Tom Thumb, which was bought by Randall's, which was bought by Safeway. In D/FW, all the Tom Thumb/Simon David stores kept their identity -- nobody ever mentions the name "Randall's", and I don't know if anyone even knows they're owned by Safeway. Anyway, all of them require the card..."

Skagway

(locally owned, family oriented store)

unknown 2 Grand Island, NE Info Apply

Sloan's

(Owned by Gristede's)

unknown

?

NY

 

Slone's Signature Markets

(Owned by Foodtown Supermarkets of Kentucky, Inc. who also owns BigValu)

unknown

7 Slone's Markets

5 BigValu Markets

KY

"When I started in Lexington, there were 40 or 50 independent grocers; today, Slone's is the only one left. There are people out there that like to trade with a local merchant." - Bob Slone

(Amen!)

Smart & Final Iris Corporation

(Controlled by French Groupe Casino; Owns Cash & Carry)

unknownunknown

218

CA, AZ, NV, WA, OR, ID, FL, Mexico

unknown

Smith's Food and Drug Center

(Owned by Kroger)

unknown

(Was unknownunknown)

?

AZ, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY

Info unknown(They removed their application from the web)

Baby Club

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Sobeys

unknown

120

 "stores in six Canadian provinces, from Newfoundland to Ontario"

Info Apply unknown

So-Lo

(Owned by Furr's)

unknown

?

 NM, TX

 

Soucy's Market

(Local, independent)

unknown

1

Nashua, NH

 

Sparkle Market

(Locally owned: Sparkle owners comprise a six-member Board of Directors led by President Charles Zander, owner of the Union Square Sparkle Market.)

unknownunknown

17

OH

Advertising circulars mention "no card required"

Bravo!!

Spartan Stores, Inc.

(Wholesalers supplying 450 member retail stores.)

(Retailers: Owns Ashcraft's Markets, Family Fare, Food Town, Great Day Foods, Prevo's Family Markets, and Glen's Markets.)

unknown

450 markets supplied

126 markets owned

 MI, OH

Offers "loyalty" services to its member retail stores including "sourcing for card/key tag manufacturing [and] support of third party programs such as Catalina Marketing programs."

Star Market

(Owned by J. Sainsbury, UK; also owns Shaw's and 18 Grand Union supermarkets.)

unknown

47

MA

"In October, 1995 Star Market was the first supermarket chain in Boston area to introduce this new concept in supermarket shopping." Uggh.

Info Apply unknown

Old Star Card:unknown

Old Kid's Card: unknown

Stater Brothers

(Locally owned)

unknown

155

CA

 

Stauffers of Kissel Hill

(Family owned)

unknown

7

PA

 

Stew Leonard's

(Family owned)

unknown

3

CT, NY

 

Strack and Van Til

VP

unknown?

16

IN

Their anti-shoplifting technology is mentioned in this article

Stop & Shop

(Owned by Royal Ahold)

unknown

275

41,000 employees

CT, MA, NJ, NY, RI

 The largest food

retailer in New England

Info Apply unknown

Sun Mart

(Owned by Nash Finch)

unknown

(May be XX)

13

ND, MN, NE

Does this market require ID?

Sunset Foods

(Family owned)

unknown

4

IL

 

Sunshine Grocery

(See Wild Oats)

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-

-

 

Super 1 Foods

(Employee owned by Rosauers)

unknownunknown

4

WA

 

Super One Foods unknown ? Kalispell, MT Please advise

Super Fresh

(Owned by A&P)

unknownunknown

106

DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, DC

 Info & Apply unknown

Super KMart unknown ? OH (others?) Please advise

Super Saver

(Owned by B&R Stores, Inc.)

unknown

8

NE

 

SuPeRSaVeR

(Owned by Fleming)

unknown

23

WI

I am not sure what has happened to these markets. Fleming no longer mentions them on their site.

SuperTarget unknown Unknown ?  

SUPERVALU

(Publicly traded. Owns Bigg's, Bigg's Foods, County Market, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbachers, Metro, Save-A-Lot, Scott's Foods, Shop 'n Save, Shopper's Warehouse, Tidyman's, closed Laneco stores.)

unknownunknown

1,059

AL, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, OH, PA, RI, WA, WI, WV

Hooray!

SuperValu has just implemented a "No Coupon and No Card Needed" program. (Starts 11/4/01)

SUPERVALU is the 10th largest food retailer and the nation's leading food distributor.

 

 

Sure Save Supermarkets

unknown

2

HI

 

Sutton Place Gourmet, Inc.

unknown

12

DC, MD, VA, NY, CT

 

Sykes Grocery

unknown

1

Kalispell, MT

 

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Tesco Stores

(This company is buying up Europe)

unknown

782

UK, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ireland, France

unknown

Claims to have "the most popular card in Europe"

Clubcard Linked with Utilities (!)

Thompson Food Basket

(Owned by Fleming)

unknown

10

IL, IA

 

Thriftway, "Washington's Food Store"

unknown

28

WA

 

Thriftway

(owned by Winn-Dixie)

Was unknown

Now unknown

?

OH, KY

11/6/2002
A reader in West Seattle, WA writes that the Thriftway there has begun doing "touch payment"...you use your thumbprint to pay. YIKES!

11/30/2002
According to a reader in the Cincinnati area, "Thriftway is going the route of Krogers, it now has the card."

Thrifty Foods

unknown

17

Vancouver, Canada

 

Tidyman's

(Merged with Supervalu; now owns Tidyman's, Tidyman's Northwest Fresh Marketplace, County Market, and Dissmore's Food Court IGA )

(Over 50% employee-owned according to NCEO)

unknown

75

WA, ID, MT

 Info Apply unknown

Tom Thumb

(Owned by Randall's which is owned by Safeway)

unknown

53

TX, MN (others?)

 Info Apply unknown

Top Food & Drug

(Operated by family-owned Haggen)

VP

unknown

16

WA, OR

1/23/2003
A reader writes "No card needed...they are the only big chain without one in the Seattle area."

Tops Friendly Markets

(Owned by Royal Ahold; also runs Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores)

Was unknownunknown

Now unknown

124

NY, PA, OH

 Info Apply FAQ unknown

Trader Joe's

(Privately owned)

unknownunknown

177

AZ, CA, CT, IL, IN, MA, MD, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, VA, WA,

 

Trucchi's Supermarkets

unknown

5

MA

 

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Ukrop's Super Markets

unknown

27

VA

Info Apply unknown

Sign up your baby, too...

Ultra Mart, Inc.

unknownunknown

7

 WI

All traces of this market have vanished from the net. Do you know why? Please fill me in.

United Grocery Outlet

(Family owned. Also owns Bargain Barn.)

unknown

18

AL, GA, NC, TN

 

United Markets

unknownunknown

2

CA

 

United Supermarkets of Oklahoma, Inc.

(Family owned and operated)

unknown

26

 OK

 

United Supermarkets (of Texas)

(Family owned and operated)

unknown

43

 TX

 

Universal Stores Limited

(Owned by the Mechala Group)

unknown

8

 Jamaica

 Info

Used to say: "Putting in place technology to facilitate the effective operation of a 'frequent customer programme' with tangible benefits to customers, e.g. prizes, discounts." Now that is gone.

Uptown Whole Foods

(See Wild Oats)

-

-

-

 ?

Urban Fare

(Owned by Overwaitea Food Group)

unknown 2 British Columbia and Alberta, Canada Info

U-Save Supermarkets

(Also owns 29 Handy Food Stores. Owned by B&B Corporate Holdings, Inc.)

unknown

21

FL

 

Uwajimaya, Inc.

unknown

3

OR, WA

 

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V. Richards Market, Inc.

unknown

1

WI

 

Vallerga's Markets

unknown

3

CA (Napa)

 

Varadero Supermarket

unknown

2

Miami, FL

 

VG's unknown 14 MI A reader writes "VG's has no card for any purpose"

Victory Supermarkets

(Owned by the DeGeronimo Family)

VP

20

MA, NH

 

Village Market

(Owned by Roundy's)

unknown

 

?

8/31/2002
A reader writes that there is a store in Pataskala OH called "Village Market" that was formerly called Cardinal Foods, which also had a card program.

 

Village Super Market, Inc (info)

Operates 22 ShopRite supermarkets and one Village Market

(Publicly traded, but founding family owns 70% of voting stock)

unknown

23

NJ, PA

 

Vincent's Market

(Owned by Bruno's)

unknown

1

Birmingham, AL

Please drop me a line if you know the card status of this market

Vons/Pavillions

(owned by Safeway)

unknown

238

 CA, NV

Info Apply unknown

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Wade's Foods

(Local, independent, family owned)

unknown

5

VA

Their website appears to be a work in progress.

Walt's Food Centers

(Local, independently owned)

unknown

5

Chicago, IL

Their website appears to be a work in progress but here's more information

Waitrose

(Owned by John Lewis Partnership)

unknownunknown

136

England, Wales

Committed to no "loyalty" program

But... has a credit card and "self scanning service" for checkout

Waldbaum's

(Owned by A & P)

unknown

VP

75

 NY

Apply unknown

Baby Club

Walker's Superfoods

(Independently owned)

unknown

4

IL

 

Wally's Supermarkets

unknown

3

ND, MN

 

Wal-Mart

(Also owns Sam's Club)

unknown

2,454

World's largest retailer

800,000 employees in U.S.

All 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Argentina and South Korea.

Wal-Mart is one of the key sponsors of the Auto-ID product identification and tracking technology. Click here to read more about it.

Wayfield Foods

unknown

10

GA

 

Wawa Food Market

Privately-held convenience store chain

unknown

500

PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA

 

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

(Privately held; also owns Chase Pitkin home improvement stores. Same card for both)

unknown

58

 NY, PA

(One of first store in nation to introduce barcode scanners, then later "electronic savings cards" in 1990)

Asks for driver's license, date of birth, and social security number but now this information is "optional." (It was mandatory before)

Info Apply unknown

Weis Markets

(Owns Weis, King's, and Mr. Z's. Publicly traded; 41% owned by company directors and heirs who want to sell out)

unknown

163

PA, MD, NJ, NY, VA,WV

Info unknown

Wellspring Grocery

(See Whole Foods)

-

-

-

 

Western Supermarkets

unknownunknown

9

Birmingham, AL

 

West Point Market

(Family owned)

unknown

1

Akron, OH

 

Western Beef

unknown

24

NY, NJ

"Primarily in inner-city neighborhoods abandoned by ... other supermarket chains."

White's Fresh Foods

(Family owned)

unknown

20

TN

For locations click here

Whole Foods Market

(Has founded or purchased Bread & Circus, Food for Thought, Fresh Fields, Wellspring Grocery, Merchant of Vino, Nature's Heartland, and Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets)

Was unknown

Now mostly unknown!

123

AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA,IL, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NM, NY, NC, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, DC, WI

According to reports, Whole foods has been slowly discontinuing its card program around the country. Hooray!

Here is their old card: unknown

11/21/2002:
A reader writes: "Wholefoods stores in the Southern Pacific area (the states California, Arizona, and Nevada) do not use discount cards. "

Wholesale Food Outlet

(Owned by Nash Finch)

unknown

1

Greeley, CO

 

Wild Oats Market

(Includes Alfalfa's Markets, Capers Markets, Oasis Fine Foods, Nature's Northwest, Sunshine Grocery, Uptown Whole Foods, and Beans, Grains & Things)

unknownunknown

105

AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NV, OH, OR, TN, TX, UT, Canada

Wild Oats had a program which they cancelled due to customer complaints. Hooray!

Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores

(Mimi-markets run by Top's, owned by Royal Ahold)

unknown

110

NY

Please Confirm

WinCo Foods

(Over 50% employee-owned according to NCEO)

unknown

30+

CA, ID, NV, OR, WA

Warehouse type food markets

(info)

Windfall Market unknown 1 Falmouth, MA  

-- ALERT! -- IMPORTANT!

Winn-Dixie

(Owns Winn-Dixie Marketplace, SaveRite, Thriftway Marketplace, and Jitney Jungle. Kroger tried unsuccessfully to buy this chain in 2000)

-- ALERT! -- IMPORTANT!

VP

unknown!!!

1,150

FL, GA, NC, SC, AL, MS, LA, KY, OH, TN, IN, VA, Bahamas

Announced plans to begin test-marketing cards in Florida and southeastern on March 7, 2002. Weep over their press release here.

Be sure you're on the CASPIAN mailing list to follow our response and fight back.

1/2/2003
A reader writes "All Winn-Dixie stores except for Save Rite has the Customer Reward Card."

Woodman's Food Markets

(100% Employee Owned)

unknownunknown

unknown

IL, WI

A reader writes: "They have the best selection and prices of any grocery store I have ever shopped at"

An employee writes "Phil Woodman (CEO) has vowed the only way we would ever do a customer registration program is after he's in the ground "

Woodlands Market

unknown

1

CA

 

Wrigley's Supermarket

unknown

3

 CA

Does this chain still have a card?

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Yes!Less

(Owned by Fleming)

unknown

17

LA, TX

A reader writes "...extremely no frills grocery shopping. No baggers or package carryout...they do not accept manufacturers coupons."

Yoke's

(Employee owned)

unknown

10

 ID, WA

As far as I can tell, this store has no card.

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Zanotto's Family Markets

(Locally and privately owned)

unknownunknown

4

CA

Discontinued a card program

Zehr's

(Owned by Loblaw)

unknown

58

Ontario, Canada

Appear not to have a program, let me know

Zupan's Markets

unknown

5

Portland, OR

Appear not to have a program, let me know

 

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