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Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA Stores Acquires Four Former Dominick’s Locations in Northwest Chicago Suburbs

Author: IGA News
January 28, 2014

(CHICAGO, IL) – IGA today announced that Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA, owner of three full-service IGA grocery stores in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, has acquired four former Dominick’s locations also in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The stores, located in Northbrook, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, and Elk Grove Village, were taken over by Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA on January 25. Conversion of the Northbrook and Arlington Heights stores is expected to begin immediately with anticipated opening dates at the end of March/early April. The Elk Grove Village location will open shortly thereafter, and the Des Plaines location will be up and running by the end of the year.

Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA has been a staple in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for almost 25 years. The three currently operating stores (located in Palatine, Des Plaines and Algonquin) are known for offering customers the freshest fruits and vegetables daily and the finest quality imported Italian specialties. Full-service delis that feature Boar’s Head meats and cheeses and authentic Italian bakeries with baked goods made from recipes handed down from the Joe Caputo family are standard in all Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA locations.

Owners Nat and Vito Caputo say they are pleased to have the opportunity to expand their family-owned and operated stores into new communities in the Chicagoland area. “We do things differently at Joe Caputo & Sons IGA,” Nat Caputo says.  “Either my brother Vito or I are down at the fruit and vegetable market every day hand picking the product that arrives at our stores each morning. Our master baker, Joe, is up before dawn each morning overseeing the baking of our Italian baked goods, including eight different kinds of butter cookies made with real butter. It’s those little things that make customers loyal to Joe Caputo & Sons IGA, even if they don’t live close to one of our stores. And it’s knowing that we have so many loyal customers that made us willing to make this kind of investment for them. We look forward to bringing our businesses closer to the people in the northwest suburbs who already know and love us and are traveling outside of their communities to reach us, and to building great new relationships with those people who don’t yet know all the wonderful things we have to offer at our stores.”

“IGA is extremely pleased that Joe Caputo & Sons has chosen to expand their footprint in Chicagoland with IGA with the acquisition of these four stores. They are truly the premier independent retailer in the markets they serve,” IGA Senior Vice President of Retail and Business Development Doug Fritsch said.

About Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA

Family-owned and operated, Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA currently has three operating locations in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, 2070 N. Rand Road, Palatine; 959 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines; 100 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin. For almost 25 years, Joe Caputo & Sons has been known for providing the freshest fruits and vegetables and finest quality Italian specialties. All locations include produce, deli, butcher shop and grocery departments in addition to breads and pastries, IGA brand private label products, dairy products, and a variety of ethnic specialties.

About IGA
IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $33 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 5,000 Hometown Proud Supermarkets worldwide, supported by 36 distribution centers and more than 55 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 30 countries, commonwealths and territories. For more information about IGA, visit the IGA consumer website at www.iga.com, or the business site at www.becomeiga.com


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