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October 27, 1988 | TYLER L. CHIN, Times Staff Writer
Insta Graphic Systems did its best last week to live up to its name. Barely 1 1/2 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Oakland Athletics to claim professional baseball's top prize, the Cerritos company was stamping out Dodger T-shirts and sweat shirts by the bushel. Insta Graphic began gearing up when the Dodgers needed to but one victory to win the World Seires last Thursday. The company is one of a dozen licensed by major league baseball to produce baseball garments.
August 16, 1986 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN and JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writers
Officials of J. C. Penney Co. Inc., The Broadway and Nordstrom said Friday that they are re-evaluating their commitments to Burbank's long-awaited Towncenter shopping mall because of the likely withdrawal of Robinson's. May Co., which has proposed merging with Associated Dry Goods, the parent company for Robinson's stores, this week disclosed that it would remove Robinson's as one of four anchor retailers at the 150-store mall, which has been planned since 1971. Jim Abrams, a May Co.
October 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. management looked around 3 1/2 years ago and realized that women in senior positions were few, even though the company caters mostly to women. So, responding to a management request, Gale Duff-Bloom, associate director of merchandising, assembled a Women's Advisory Committee that included employees from all areas of the company. Now Penney has four additional women in senior positions, and the retailer has implemented diversity training for store managers and executives.
September 17, 2010 | By Sandra M. Jones
The department store industry, coming off its worst year in three decades of market share decline, is mounting an all-out battle for the next generation of shoppers. After years of looking the other way as Forever 21, H&M, Zara and an ever-expanding array of online retailers captured the under-25 market, department stores are pouring money and effort into winning them back. The tactics range from convening online advisory panels of teenagers to establishing in-house, fast-fashion lines to setting up self-service cosmetic stands.
October 13, 1985 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
The Duke and Duchess of Kent are expected to become honorary citizens of Orange County on Thursday, when they are due to dedicate Marina Hills, a 2400-home community in Laguna Niguel of Taylor Woodrow Homes California Ltd., a member of the London-based Taylor Woodrow Group. (Taylor Woodrow just celebrated 50 years of operations in the United States.
May 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The nation's major retailers Thursday said sales picked up moderately in April, but not enough to imply consumers have forgotten about credit costs and inflation creeping up. Store executives and industry analysts said better weather in parts of the country in late April helped stir shoppers' interest in seasonal clothing and merchandise, partially compensating for a weak first half. One big general merchandise retailer that reported a negative impact on business from early April's unfavorable weather was K mart Corp.
February 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Major U.S. retailers today reported fair sales gains in January, with some having better luck than others at clearing out leftover holiday merchandise. Sales at stores open at least a year rose around 5% industrywide from a year earlier, according to estimates by retail analysts. Chains specializing in apparel had the best growth, while mass merchandisers, including the nation's two largest retailers--Sears, Roebuck & Co. and K mart--tallied increases below the industry average.
Despite the apparent sluggish kick-off of the traditional holiday shopping season, several of the nation's largest retailers said Sunday that Thanksgiving weekend business had met their admittedly conservative expectations. "We're not disappointed," said a spokesman for Dayton-Hudson Corp., the operator of Mervyn's, Target stores and two Midwestern department store chains. "But we planned conservatively. We weren't expecting gangbuster business." J. C. Penney Co., Sears, Roebuck & Co.
May 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Apparel stores, benefiting from a burst of Easter shopping, were again the standouts as several big retailers announced their April sales results today. Clothing is "the key item that's continuing sales growth," said Karen Sack, a retail industry analyst with Standard & Poor's Corp. Limited Inc., the nation's largest specialty apparel retailer, posted a 16% gain at stores open at least a year and an 18% overall increase.
March 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
Several big specialty apparel retailers and department store chains today reported strong February sales growth in a sign that consumers are responding favorably to new spring fashions. Mass merchandiser K mart Corp. said its overall results also benefited from good gains in women's, men's and children's clothing lines. Industry analysts said the February tallies from the nation's major retailers suggest consumers haven't turned their backs on shopping despite a lukewarm economy.
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