Major grocery chains that can be found widely throughout the United States, as of November 2014, include Kroger, Safeway, Albertsons and Publix. Some major general retailers that sell groceries at many locations include Walmart, Target and Costco.
Grocery chains in the United States tend to be regional, with brands having a very strong presence within certain limited geographical areas but almost unheard of outside of them. Some examples of larger regional grocery chains are Giant Eagle, A&P, Winn-Dixie, BJ's Wholesale Club, Foodland, Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Giant Food, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Piggly Wiggly, Raley's, Save Mart, Shop n' Save and WinCo Foods.
Deep-discount chains that sell a rotating inventory of low-priced items have also established a strong presence throughout the United States. Some examples of chains of this nature that sell groceries are 99 Cents Only, Grocery Outlet, Big Lots, Cash & Carry, Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Food 4 Less.
Certain specialty chains that focus on natural foods and healthier product lines can also be found throughout the country. Some of the more prominent are Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and The Fresh Market.
Certain common convenience store chains, such as 7-Eleven, also carry a range of grocery items such as milk, bread, eggs and canned foods.