Hannaford Supermarket was founded in 1883 in Portland, Maine, by Arthur Hannaford. Joined by his two brothers, Howard and Edward, in 1902, the trio quickly expanded the business, venturing into the wholesale market by 1920.
Today, there are 189 locations in 5 states. Delhaize America purchased the chain in 2000. Up until 2011, the chain marketed private labels on some of their food products, however, these labels now read Delahize America.
Most locations offer pharmacies, gift cards, Western Union, Red Box video rentals, and healthier eating through a program called Guiding Stars. This program is a navigational tool, used to help customers quickly find nutritional content and make healthier choices.