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Archive | Food

New Multi-Grain Pita Introduced with “How Do You Pita?” Contest from Kronos Foods

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL FRI DEC 12 2014 — Kronos Foods, manufacturer of premium Mediterranean foods, is launching its new multi-grain pita bread by giving Chicago area residents the opportunity to win cash and a catered party for 25 with its “How Do YOU Pita?” contest. Kronos’ ( “How Do YOU Pita?” contest gives local residents […]

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Portillo’s Sold to Boston Private Equity Firm Berkshire Partners

Oak Brook-based Portillo Restaurant Group Inc. confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that it has agreed to sell its restaurant chain to Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm in Boston — not to be confused with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., a holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska and controlled by Chairman, President and CEO Warren Buffett. Berkshire Partners […]

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Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market Open Today at Arlington Heights Rd and Palatine Rd

UPDATE: It was down to the wire as employees were still stocking shelves as the ribbon cutting ceremony was underway, but the new Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market grocery store at 325 East Palatine Road is open. … The new Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market grocery store showed signs it was getting close […]

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Farmers’ Market Begins Saturday June 7 Under Management of Arlington Heights Historical Society

The Farmers’ Market returns Saturday, June 7 with the Arlington Heights Historical Society as the new market manager. The Market will maintain the same balance of foods and products, and will be held in the parking lot right across the street from the Museum, at the corner of Vail Avenue and Fremont Street, every Saturday, […]

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The Growing Trend of Urban Farming in Chicagoland

In the Loop 307 – Urban Farming, the Governor’s race, celebrities nixing vaccinations, and cigarettes harder to find (March 20, 2014). At Urban farming at Iron Street Industrial Office complex, Tyres Walker, Urban Farmer, grows acres of spinach, tomatoes and more. For many being an urban farmer, like Devonjah Wallace, helps hims stay out of […]

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Caputo’s: Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market Taking Over Arlington Heights Former Dominick’s Space on Palatine Rd

The former corporate-owned Dominick’s store in Arlington Heights will soon have a new family-owned independent grocery store. Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA announced Saturday, January 25, 2014 that the grocer is taking over four former Dominick’s locations: Arlington Heights 325 East Palatine Road Anticipated opening Late March/Early April Elk Grove Village 980 Elk […]

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Grocery Lines Saturday Long and Steady at Jewel, Mariano’s, Target, Trader Joe’s

Mariano’s was remarkably well-stocked even though their lot was full and their aisles were filled with shoppers. Shoppers joked about the “run-on” and speculated whether people thought the freeze meant the world was ending or they just didn’t want to have to shop when temperatures drop well below zero for two or three days. Post […]

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Ultra Foods Grand Opening in Prospect Heights at Rand Rd and Olive St Is January 9, 2014

A brand new grocery store in Prospect Heights, 1241 North Rand Road, is scheduled for Grand Opening on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:00 a.m., according to Gerry Schroeder, Store Manager for Ultra Foods at the new location. Ultra Foods is working on the finishing touches and many of the shelves are stocked at the […]

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Arlington Heights Dominick’s: Grocers Prime Strategic Location, or High Risk — Market-Saturated Spot to Avoid?

So far no grocers have stepped forward publicly to claim an interest in the Arlington Heights Dominick’s at 325 East Palatine Road. The Arlington Heights store was one of the first Dominick’s stores that was upgraded with a new “Fresh Store” concept and new features under direction of Bob Mariano in the 1990s, Those features […]

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Prospect Heights Ultra Foods Looking Close To Opening on Rand Rd Near Hersey High School

Ultra Foods, 1241 North Rand Road, looks closer to completion with installation of the main sign at the front entrance to the new grocery store. The store is located just south of John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. Post by The Cardinal. The truck on the left looks hungry and ready to eat food […]

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Black Widow Spider Video from Brighton, Michigan Kroger Grocer; Capture in Wauwatosa (Milwaukee) Aldi

VIDEO: WXYZ-TV Detroit report of a Brighton, Michigan Kroger store Black Widow capture — a spider that appears to be the Black Widow spider also known as the Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans). Black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) sightings have been reported on grapes in the past few months in Missouri, Michigan and Minnesota, and […]

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As Dominick’s Announces Layoffs of 5,633 with Closings, Bob Mariano’s Talks About Purchasing Some Dominick’s Locations

WGN reported Friday that Mariano’s Fresh Market confirms that it may acquire some of the closing locations of Mariano’s Fresh Market. Safeway announced in October that it would be closing all of its Dominick’s stores. On October 30 Dominick’s notified the State of Illinois through the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) that […]

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