DOMINICK'S TRACES ITS ORIGINS back to 1925, when Dominick DiMatteo Sr. opened a small delicatessen in Chicago.
When he acquired a second store for $500 in 1934, his 16-year-old son, Dominick DiMatteo Jr., ran it.
The company opened its first supermarket in 1950 — a store large enough that all 14 of its existing locations could have fit inside it, according to a company history. A second supermarket was added in 1956, and a third in 1959.
By 1968 the company — called Do