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 Jan. 25. Conversion of the Northbrook and Arlington Heights stores is expected to begin immediately with anticipated opening dates at the end of March or 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.
“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,” said Doug Fritsch, IGA senior vice president of retail and business development. “They are truly the premier independent retailer in the markets they serve.”
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.
Owners Nat and Vito Caputo said they are pleased to have the opportunity to expand their family-owned and operated stores into new communities in the Chicago area.
“We do things differently at Joe Caputo & Sons IGA,” Nat Caputo said. “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,” he added.