September 25, 2004 |
Kroger Co.'s Food 4 Less said Friday that it had reached a tentative labor agreement with the union representing 5,700 workers at 101 Southern and Central California stores. The agreement would affect employees represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 135, 324, 770, 1036, 1167, 1428 and 1442 who work in stores serving Los Angeles, Kern, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, the company said.
October 2, 1993 |
Food 4 Less Supermarkets Inc., owner of the Alpha Beta and Viva grocery chains, said Friday it lost $1.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 1994, compared to an $8.7-million loss in the same period a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 18 was $616.6 million, down 5.7% from $653.6 million in the 1993 first quarter.
February 16, 1994
Food 4 Less Supermarkets Inc.: The La Habra chain of warehouse grocery stores reported a profit of $100,000 for its latest quarter. That contrasted with a loss of $10.4 million for the same period a year earlier. Sales for the company's second fiscal quarter, which ended Jan. 8, were down 5% to $800 million from $845 million. The company attributed the revenue decline to continued weakness in the Southern California economy and competitive factors.
June 18, 1991 |
The owner of Viva and Boys markets said Monday that it has completed the acquisition of 142 Alpha Beta supermarkets for $251 million and the lease of the chain's warehouse and office complex in La Habra. The sale by American Stores, of Salt Lake City, marks another twist in the history of one of Orange County's oldest businesses, which derived its name from the alphabetizing of items on a grocer's shelves in Pomona.
August 27, 1993
Food 4 Less Supermarkets Inc., the La Habra supermarket operator, generated sales of $2.7 billion for its fiscal year ended June 26. That was down 7% from sales of $2.9 billion for the previous 12 months. The privately held company reported that operating cash flow for the year totaled $100 million, up 2% from $98.1 million.
November 28, 1991 |
Food 4 Less Supermarkets, parent company of the Alpha Beta and Viva grocery chains, said it will begin laying off about 300 people Friday in an effort to streamline its operations in Southern California. The idling of mostly part-time workers comes just five months after the company acquired 142 Alpha Beta stores in a $251-million deal.