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September 27, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Smart & Final Buys Florida Distributor: Smart & Final Inc., the Los Angeles-based warehouse grocery chain, has reached an agreement to acquire 90% interest in Henry Lee Co., a Miami-based distributor of grocery items. The warehouse retailer, which also owns and operates a food distributor company in Stockton, will pay $18 million in cash and notes for Henry Lee. Smart & Final plans to enter the Florida market by opening six stores in the state in 1995.
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September 27, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Smart & Final Buys Florida Distributor: Smart & Final Inc., the Los Angeles-based warehouse grocery chain, has reached an agreement to acquire 90% interest in Henry Lee Co., a Miami-based distributor of grocery items. The warehouse retailer, which also owns and operates a food distributor company in Stockton, will pay $18 million in cash and notes for Henry Lee. Smart & Final plans to enter the Florida market by opening six stores in the state in 1995.
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July 12, 2010 | By Sandra M. Jones
Baby boomers were the first American generation to grow up in blue jeans. And they're not ready to give them up. As the youngest boomer turns 46 this year, demand for hip jeans with a bit more give is on the rise. With roughly 76 million baby boomers accounting for half of consumer spending, denim makers are waking up to the fact that there is money to be made in women's jeans that fit middle-age hips and thighs while still looking cool. Unfortunately, shopping for a pair of jeans for most women ranks on par with shopping for a swimsuit, a constant reminder that they're not Jennifer Aniston.
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January 25, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While grocery stores have been battered by the proliferation of huge warehouse clubs such as Costco and Wal-Mart's Sam's Club, the pint-size warehouses of Smart & Final have flourished in their shadow, siphoning away business from customers who have become disenchanted by the long lines and parking lot congestion.
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