Supermarket sweep: Chicago grocery stores battle for customers

Supermarket sweep: Chicago grocery stores battle for customers
Supermarket sweep: Chicago grocery stores battle for customers

Supermarket sweep: Chicago grocery stores battle for customers

With the news that Dominick’s will soon be closing its doors, we explore the past and future of the grocery business. Historian John Schmidt looks back at the history of supermarkets in Chicago, including how the local chains became part of larger corporations. Jon Hauptman, an analyst with supermarket consultancy Willard Bishop, tells us what to expect after Dominick’s closes and how other stores are trying to stand out for consumers. Photo: Flickr/swanksalot