SAFEWAY DECIDES TO KEEP AILING DOMINICK'S AFTER ALL

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here has decided Chicago is its kind of town after all.After trying to sell Dominick's Finer Foods for 11 months, Safeway said last week it has taken the 113-unit Chicago-area chain off the market and installed as president Randall Onstead, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Randalls Food Markets, Houston, which Safeway acquired in 1998.Industry analysts

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here has decided Chicago is its kind of town after all.

After trying to sell Dominick's Finer Foods for 11 months, Safeway said last week it has taken the 113-unit Chicago-area chain off the market and installed as president Randall Onstead, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Randalls Food Markets, Houston, which Safeway acquired in 1998.

Industry analysts told SN that Onstead faces some serious challenges at the beleaguered c

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