The American SAFEWAY chain established a Canadian branch in 1929. CANADA SAFEWAY was based in Calgary. Stores were operated in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Dominating the western province grocery store scene by the 1970s and '80s, the chain lost market share to competitors such as IGA and LOBLAWS REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE.


Scrolling onward, you'll find in-depth exhibits covering 4 of Canada's early mall-type shopping centres. Note: Canadian spellings are used.