Magruder's is a grocery store chain in and around the Washington, D.C. area. The chain is owned by a family who themselves were born and grew up in the Washington area. Magruder's is known for offering low prices on produce and other groceries. The stores are much smaller than those of a larger chain like Giant Food or Safeway; therefore, the variety and availability of some products sometimes does not equal that of these larger chains. On the other hand, the store has greater flexibility in ordering and carries items like organic grape juice year round. As of 2006, Magruder's no longer uses loyalty cards that allow the holder to save money on purchases. In January 2013 Magruder's sold its Connecticut Avenue, DC store (which will continue to operate under the Magruder's name) and began liquidation sales at its other four stores.
More than a century ago, Commodore John Magruder owned two stores in the Washington area. He imported products to sell to Washingtonians, foreign dignitaries, and those who bought goods while travelling in carriages.
- Magruder’s Supermarkets in talks to sell chain Jonathan O'Connell, Washington Post, January 16, 2013