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June 12, 1992 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early 1980s, Limited Express, the hip little sister of The Limited retail chain, pioneered a new experience in mall shopping: an in-your-face frenzy for kids trying to live up to the Cyndi Lauper song, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Neon dance clothes screamed at shoppers halfway across the mall. Non-stop rock soundtracks--then considered an innovation in chain stores--seduced MTV addicts from Indianapolis to Marina del Rey.
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BUSINESS
September 28, 2010 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
With plans to operate 600 temporary toy shops for the holidays, Toys R Us Inc. said Monday that it would bulk up its workforce by hiring about 45,000 seasonal workers nationwide, more than it has hired during each of the last three Christmas seasons. Toys R Us said the temporary employees would double its domestic workforce. In previous years, the company added about 35,000 employees during the Christmas season. The Wayne, N.J., retailer said that 35,000 of this year's seasonal hires would staff the company's 587 traditional Toys R Us stores and that 10,000 of the temporary employees would work at the Toys R Us Express pop-up locations.
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NEWS
December 28, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER
From the props, you might think you had happened onto the back lot of a Madonna video: Giant gold cherubs. A fake French mantel clock the size of a refrigerator. Humongous crystal chandeliers. Sleek, ultra-modern Philippe Starck tables. And a dressmaker's mannequin studded with hundreds of dried red roses. But this is not the stuff of a Madonna takeoff on Marie Antoinette. Rather, it's a few of the latest trappings at Express, one of the most familiar names in retailing.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2006 | Juliet Chung, Times Staff Writer
Another British invasion is coming -- and this time it's targeting your neighborhood convenience store. Supermarket giant Tesco, which has dominated Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other competitors to maintain its standing as Britain's largest retailer, announced Thursday that it would enter the U.S. market next year by opening convenience stores on the West Coast. Tesco said it would spend as much as $435 million a year to build stores in the U.S. based on its Tesco Express format.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Vons has decided to go after a bite of the $40-billion-a-year convenience store business by opening an experimental store-within-a-store geared to customers on the go. Last week, the grocery chain opened a 1,000-square-foot prototype called Vons Express Store inside its Redondo Beach supermarket.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1987 | Mary Ann Galante, Times Staff Writer
R.H. Macy isn't even here yet, but it already has a competitor. Home Express, a chain of home accessories stores, made its grand entree into Southern California Friday by opening 55,000-square-foot stores in Buena Park and Huntington Beach. The chain's stores feature an art deco look and operate as a kind of combination discount house and specialty shop--or sort of warehouse chic. "We're like five specialty shops mixed into one," said Don Phillips, vice president of operations.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to increase its share of the California market, Carl Karcher Enterprises said Wednesday that it plans to test downsized "express store" versions of its Carl's Jr. restaurants in urban areas, including downtown Los Angeles. The company also plans to open some prototype units on college campuses in the Southland, President Donald Karcher said at the company's annual meeting in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2006 | Juliet Chung, Times Staff Writer
Another British invasion is coming -- and this time it's targeting your neighborhood convenience store. Supermarket giant Tesco, which has dominated Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other competitors to maintain its standing as Britain's largest retailer, announced Thursday that it would enter the U.S. market next year by opening convenience stores on the West Coast. Tesco said it would spend as much as $435 million a year to build stores in the U.S. based on its Tesco Express format.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2010 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
With plans to operate 600 temporary toy shops for the holidays, Toys R Us Inc. said Monday that it would bulk up its workforce by hiring about 45,000 seasonal workers nationwide, more than it has hired during each of the last three Christmas seasons. Toys R Us said the temporary employees would double its domestic workforce. In previous years, the company added about 35,000 employees during the Christmas season. The Wayne, N.J., retailer said that 35,000 of this year's seasonal hires would staff the company's 587 traditional Toys R Us stores and that 10,000 of the temporary employees would work at the Toys R Us Express pop-up locations.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
Open Sesame Street: A new Sesame Street store, offering playthings based on the popular and long-running children's television show, will open at Brea Mall in October. The first Sesame Street store in the nation opened at South Coast Plaza last year. Brea Mall is the site of a new Guess? by Georges Marciano store that opened last month. A Compagnie Internationale Express store opens in November. They are among 12 new stores planned for the mall through next spring.
NEWS
June 12, 1992 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early 1980s, Limited Express, the hip little sister of The Limited retail chain, pioneered a new experience in mall shopping: an in-your-face frenzy for kids trying to live up to the Cyndi Lauper song, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Neon dance clothes screamed at shoppers halfway across the mall. Non-stop rock soundtracks--then considered an innovation in chain stores--seduced MTV addicts from Indianapolis to Marina del Rey.
NEWS
December 28, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER
From the props, you might think you had happened onto the back lot of a Madonna video: Giant gold cherubs. A fake French mantel clock the size of a refrigerator. Humongous crystal chandeliers. Sleek, ultra-modern Philippe Starck tables. And a dressmaker's mannequin studded with hundreds of dried red roses. But this is not the stuff of a Madonna takeoff on Marie Antoinette. Rather, it's a few of the latest trappings at Express, one of the most familiar names in retailing.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Vons has decided to go after a bite of the $40-billion-a-year convenience store business by opening an experimental store-within-a-store geared to customers on the go. Last week, the grocery chain opened a 1,000-square-foot prototype called Vons Express Store inside its Redondo Beach supermarket.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1987 | Mary Ann Galante, Times Staff Writer
R.H. Macy isn't even here yet, but it already has a competitor. Home Express, a chain of home accessories stores, made its grand entree into Southern California Friday by opening 55,000-square-foot stores in Buena Park and Huntington Beach. The chain's stores feature an art deco look and operate as a kind of combination discount house and specialty shop--or sort of warehouse chic. "We're like five specialty shops mixed into one," said Don Phillips, vice president of operations.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to increase its share of the California market, Carl Karcher Enterprises said Wednesday that it plans to test downsized "express store" versions of its Carl's Jr. restaurants in urban areas, including downtown Los Angeles. The company also plans to open some prototype units on college campuses in the Southland, President Donald Karcher said at the company's annual meeting in Anaheim.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2003 | Michael Quintanilla, Times Staff Writer
For the longest time, John Gregory had a denim dilemma. Gregory favors ultra-low-slung, dangerously tight, rock-glam jeans, but most men's brands are just too baggy or look too blah for the self-described "skinny dude." So at the suggestion of his wife, Brandie, the 32-year-old musician tried on a pair of women's jeans. He now regularly dons women's size-12 denims because, he says, such brands as Seven and Lucky work wonders on his lanky 6-foot physique.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2006 | From the Associated Press
To attract more shoppers, online auctioneer EBay Inc. on Monday launched EBay Express, an online store to sell new items including cookware, books and electronics -- all with no bidding involved. The new store will feature a subset of items from merchants that already hawk new products at fixed prices on EBay.
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