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February 6, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
Boskovich Farms, an Oxnard-based produce grower and distributor, has named a new advertising agency. It is Evans, Hardy & Young, a Santa Barbara firm whose clients include the California Strawberry Commission, Hughes markets and the Coco's restaurant chain. Evans will launch a national campaign to promote Boskovich-grown produce. "We'll be constantly reminding people to eat all their vegetables," says Dennis Hardy, the agency's executive vice president. The size of the account was not
April 29, 1993
Hughes Markets will open a supermarket southeast of Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road on the site of its former corporate offices, according to Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Hernandez. The new 37,000-square-foot market is expected to create 100 to 150 jobs in the area when it opens late this year. Hughes offices occupied the site from the early 1950s until November, 1992, when the company opened new corporate offices in Irwindale.
October 13, 1986
The troubled Los Angeles dairy said a federal bankruptcy court judge approved the $9.5-million sale of Knudsen milk plants in Lemoore and Hughson to Leprino Foods, a Denver-based company that is a major producer of mozzarella cheese. Knudsen, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in September, has already sold most of its California properties to Kraft and Hughes Markets for about $78 million.
July 28, 2000
Paul A. Hughes, 67, son of the late founder of Hughes Markets. The grocery chain, recently absorbed into the Ralph's chain, was started in 1952 by Joseph P. Hughes, who opened his first store in Studio City. The Hughes group grew to more than 40 markets in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. Paul Hughes, by choice, spent his career as personnel manager of the grocery chain rather than assuming any top management post.
February 1, 1990
Hughes Markets has pulled all Nissin Food products from its stores because a woman has charged in a lawsuit that she found part of a rat in a package of Cup O'Noodles she bought at a Canyon Country Hughes store. Harland Polk, vice president of sales for Hughes Markets, said the chain's shelves on Tuesday morning were stripped of nearly 1,000 cases of Nissin products--including Cup O'Noodles, Top Ramen and Ramen Classic--while the incident is being investigated.
March 2, 1992
Los Angeles police were searching Sunday for two men suspected in a string of armed holdups at supermarkets around the San Fernando Valley. The two are believed to have robbed four markets since Friday, stealing several thousand dollars in cash, Sgt. Lee Allen said. Armed with a shotgun and an automatic handgun, the men generally move customers to the front of the store, and steal cash from registers and floor safes, Allen said.
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