Omni Superstore

Omni Superstore

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Omni Superstore was a chain of supermarkets in the Chicago area and was owned by Dominick's. In the late 1990s Dominick's phased out Omni and converted the stores into Dominick's due to the purchase by Safeway.

History

Opening

<!-- Deleted image removed: -->In late 1986, Dominick's Finer Foods opened the first Omni Superstore in the Lake View Plaza in Orland Park, Illinois, at the corner of 159th Street and LaGrange Road.

Dominick's created Omni Superstore in order to compete with the introduction of Cub Foods into the Chicago grocery market in the mid 1980s. Dominick's and their developers referred to Omni Superstore as a Cub Foods with more pizazz. Omni Superstore was Dominick's reaction and answer to the low prices and warehouse/no frills attitude that Cub Foods possessed. (Cub Foods eventually left the Chicago Market in 2006 due to anti-trust regulations; its parent company Supervalu acquired the Jewel-Osco chain.)

17 more stores were to follow in the next 10 years in the Chicago metropolitan area. Omni would eventually be phased out by Dominick's and Safeway for various reasons ranging from consumer preference to responding to competition from new stores such as Meijer, Whole Foods and Wal-Mart entering the Chicago market. Some Omni Locations (see below for complete list) included Orland Park, Clybourn Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park,...
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