CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2013 |
Police detectives are looking for the person who gunned down a convenience store clerk in Victorville on Sunday night. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department officials said the shooting occurred about 11 p.m. at an AM/PM store in the 15700 block of Roy Rogers Drive, KTLA reported. The clerk was found dead at the scene, and an investigation is underway, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department at (909) 387-3589.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 |
Nearly three weeks after a statewide ban on plastic bags was rejected in Sacramento, the Los Angeles City Council is moving ahead with a similar measure to regulate carryout bags at supermarkets, pharmacies and some big retail chains. Council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday on the final draft of its grocery bag ordinance, which would impose fines of up to $500 for those who repeatedly distribute "single-use" plastic bags to customers. The proposed law, in the works for years, would apply to convenience stores, food marts and any large retailer that sells groceries, such as Target and Wal-Mart.
June 17, 2013 |
Federal agents raided 7-Eleven stores across the East Coast on Monday after prosecutors revealed felony indictments accusing franchise owners of operating an immigrant-exploitation scheme from at least 14 of their convenience stores for more than a decade. In an enterprise that one prosecutor likened to a "modern-day plantation system," nine New York and Virginia franchise owners were accused of employing immigrants who were in the country illegally at their stores, taking their pay and forcing the immigrants to pay rent in housing they owned.
January 17, 2013 |
The day after Dunkin' Donuts sent Angelenos salivating with news of its imminent return to Southern California, rival chain Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said it's growing as well. Krispy's physical presence “is substantially smaller than that of many other brands in the U.S.,” said Chief Executive James H. Morgan at the ICR XChange Conference in Miami on Thursday. But the 75-year-old Winston-Salem, N.C., business is looking for a growth spurt, he said. With more than 740 stores in 21 countries, Krispy Kreme plans to have 1,300 locations by 2017.
November 29, 2012 |
Stores in suburban Phoenix and Dearborn, Mo., celebrated their good fortune Thursday with the promise of bonuses for selling the winning tickets in the record Powerball jackpot. “Suddenly the phone can't stop ringing, people are coming in and it's pretty exciting,” Bob Chebat, the manager of a Four Sons convenience store in suburban Phoenix , said by telephone to the Los Angeles Times. “We've been bombarded by telephone calls.” Chebat said he had no idea who purchased the winning ticket, one of two that get to split the $587.5-million jackpot, a record for the Powerball and the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history.
November 11, 2012 |
If you're thinking of going into business for yourself, one option is to buy a franchise in a national or regional chain. Franchises are available for restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, cleaning companies and many other fields. It's not a decision to make lightly. Some things to consider: •Benefits: As a franchisee, the parent company will typically provide you with training, assistance in establishing your business, and help with marketing and advertising. Most franchisers will offer ongoing advice and support.