Hooray for Chicago grocery shoppers! Jewel has just announced the purchase of five more former Dominick's stores, with two locations being in the city. Jewel will be taking over and renovating the former Dominick's locations in Rogers Park and Old Town. Under pressure to compete with quickly growing Mariano's and expanding Whole Foods, Jewel is keeping pace with its nine total acquisitions of old Dominick's stores. Only one empty Chicago store remains, located at 2101 East 71st Street in the South Shore. No word yet from Jewel on when the new stores will be opened, however during their previous round of acquisitions, the closed Dominick's stores were reopened within a week.
· Jewel-Osco names new president, buying 5 more Dominick's [Tribune]
· Previous Dominick's coverage [Curbed Chicago]