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March 19, 2006 | [By Riley Ray Chiorando]
In this town, where people live and die by who's hot and who's not, the tabloids and blogs aren't the only arbiters. Spotted recently on shelves at 99 Cents Only Stores and Big Lots locations: Donald Rumsfeld talking doll * Official beanie of the "American Chopper" reality show * Jack Osbourne key chain * "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" retrospective calendar * Thalia "Hot and Spicy" Jolly Rancher lollipops
October 12, 2012 | By Shan Li
Discount chain 99 Cents Only Stores Inc. is shopping on Rodeo Drive. The City of Commerce retailer, which has thrived in the economic downturn, announced that it was scouting real estate on the iconic street in Beverly Hills to open its flagship store, said Eric Schiffer, the company's chief executive. "We know many customers are driving from Beverly Hills to shop at 99, and they have been saying 'Please open a location in Beverly Hills,'" he said. Schiffer said the posh customers expected to shop at a new Rodeo Drive store are now driving to the 99 Cents store on Wilshire Boulevard near Beverly Hills.
March 10, 2005 | Andrew Wang, Times Staff Writer
Discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores said that its chief financial officer and two company directors resigned. Shares dropped nearly 7%. James Ritter, who took the post of finance chief Dec. 16, told the retailer that he was resigning for personal reasons, 99 Cents Only Stores said in a statement released late Tuesday, one day after it had warned that it might have to restate financial results.
April 25, 2001 | Bloomberg News
The state's power crisis is driving some Wall Street analysts to sour on retailers dependent on California consumers. Merrill Lynch & Co. analyst Daniel Barry, in a report Tuesday, warned that Costco Wholesale might not be the last retailer to cut earnings projections because of power-related woes. "As customer spending slows as a result of rising utility prices, we expect demand to weaken, which may result in lower sales" for California retailers, Barry said.
One day in 1984, when crowds poured into Los Angeles for the Summer Olympics, David Gold and Thomas Hale made a $185,000 buy that would launch their 99 Cents Only Stores into the mainstream and foreshadow the future of their quirky off-priced outlets. Gold and Hale, president and vice president of 99 Cents Only Stores, had bought 500,000 authentic Olympic souvenir hats at a special low price--37 cents each--days before the games commenced.
August 6, 2006 | Riley Ray Chiorando
In L.A., the tabloids and blogs aren't the only arbiters of who's hot and who's not. Spotted recently on the shelves of a 99 Cents Only Stores location in the greater metro area: "The Magical World of Harry Potter: The Unauthorized Story of J.K.
July 2, 2006 | Riley Ray Chiorando
In L.A., the tabloids and blogs aren't the only arbiters of who's hot and who's not.
Don't expect much change for your dollar when Oxnard's newest store opens this week. Then again, a dollar may be all you'll need. The 99 Cents Only Stores chain, a 70-store retail operation based in Commerce, is scheduled to open its first Ventura County store Thursday. The 23,900-square-foot outlet, which will employ about 40 workers, will be located at North Ventura Road and Channel Islands Boulevard, the former site of a Ralphs supermarket.
December 5, 2003 | Rob Kendt, Special to The Times
How to describe Ken Roht's new dance/design extravaganza, "Splendor: A 99 Cents Only Stores Wonderama"? Well, if Busby Berkeley had dropped acid while watching "The Powerpuff Girls" ... or if Howard Crabtree and Pina Bausch staged a discount retail trade show ... or if Cirque du Soleil and the Smurfs staged an avant-garde "Nutcracker" at a strip mall ... You get the idea.
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