Key Food Stores were founded in 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. The company operates a chain of supermarkets in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
Key Food Stores are part of a supermarket co-operative which operates stores under the Key Food Marketplace, Key Fresh & Natural, Food Dynasty, Urban Market, Food World, Food Universe Marketplace, The Food Emporium, and Super Fresh names. The company expands mainly through acquisition, including the most recent one in 2015, where 23 A&P stores were acquired in a bankruptcy filing. Currently, including their latest acquisition, the company has 212 locations.
Key Food Stores is now the largest supermarket chain in New York City. Company headquarters are located in Staten Island, New York.