The Chicago Tribune reports that "Jewel-Osco confirmed Wednesday that it will offer employment to some 450 workers at four Dominick’s stores it has acquired from the closing grocery chain. The stores are expected to become part of the Jewel chain and parent company New Albertson’s Inc. early next year."
- KC's View:
There appears to be a minor debate taking place here on MNB about whether Safeway undermined Dominick's through poor management and leadership, or whether employees there at the very least contributed to the chain's problems by being less than committed to the enterprise.
It will be interesting to see how the same employees, employed by Jewel-Osco instead of Safeway, respond to their new circumstances. Will they rise to the occasion? Or will they, in the long run, be part of the problem and not part of the solution?
This certainly is something of which Jewel-Osco has to be mindful.