Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Dom's Kitchen & Market
Mr. Donald Fitzgerald is currently the President of DOM’S Kitchen & Market, a start-up concept featuring well-crafted prepared foods and perishable market while ultimately serving as a neighborhood connection. DOM’S first location will open late Spring 2021 in Lincoln Park. Prior to leading DOM’S, Don served as Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer for Mariano’s/Roundy’s Supermarkets, a division of Kroger. He began his 43-year retail career on the parking lots of Chicago as a cart-collecting grocery clerk for legacy Dominick’s Supermarkets. Over the years, he has held numerous management positions, in Store Operations and the C-Suite. Don was accountable for all Merchandising and Marketing strategies around the Chicagoland entry and establishment of the Mariano’s brand experience. He and his team developed product assortment, devised pricing strategies, executed merchandising tactics, and crafted store design.
Don is an adjunct Marketing Professor at DePaul University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business. Subsequently, Don secured an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has a passion around food, specifically food insecurity and hunger issues in our community. Recently, he completed his second tour as a Board Member for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Don has been married to Karen for 34 enjoyable years, and they have been blessed with 3 wonderful daughters, Kelsey, Molly, and Cailey. When not working, you will likely find Don running, riding, reading, or reviewing wine labels with Karen.