Jewel-Osco Acquires MORE Stores!
New Alberstons, Inc. has purchased four Dominick's stores in the Chicago area and will convert them to the Jewel-Osco banner in the coming months. Dominick's was a family run chain purchased by Safeway back in 1998 and essentially destroyed just like Philadelphia based Genuardi's, which Safeway picked up in 2000. All 72 Dominick's stores are closing. Wikipedia has an interesting write-up on the chain which is well worth the read. "Dominick's was one of the first to experiment with exposed ceiling sales areas, exposed structural elements such as piping and HVAC ducts, large scale state of the art telephone systems and POS systems, video departments, one hour photo, bulk foods, and many other 'new' 1980s concepts." Jump over to Dominick's Wikipedia page to read more by clicking here. You can read more about the Jewel deal over at NBC Chicago by clicking here. The article lists the exact address of each store that Jewel is acquiring. Thanks to Geno for sharing this news on the Runnemede post from last Friday.