Tom Thumb Food Market was founded in 1948 in Dallas, Texas, by J.R. Bost and Bob Cullum. The company operates a chain of supermarkets in the greater Dallas area.
The company more than tripled in size in the 1960’s, mostly through acquisitions. Online shopping and coupons began in 1997. In 2015, parent company AB Acquisition completed a sale of Tom Thumb stores to Safeway. Currently, the company has 57 stores that still retain the Tom Thumb name. Some stores acquired the Safeway Lifestyle brand. Safeway has since been acquired by Albertson’s in late 2015, but as of this writing, Tom Thumb stores are operating as a subsidiary.
Tom Thumb Food Market also offers a full service pharmacy, fueling stations, as well as a loyalty card.