October 27, 1988 |
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.
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August 16, 1986 |
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 |
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.
October 13, 1985 |
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.
September 17, 2010 |
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.
May 17, 2012 |
Sears Holding Co. may be back from the brink, once again earning a profit in its first quarter. J.C. Penney, however, has been less blessed as consumers and investors roundly trounced its turnaround effort this week. On Thursday, Sears said it earned $189 million, or $1.78 per share in the quarter ended April 28, after losing $170 million, or $1.58 per share, during the same period a year earlier. Much of the gain came selling off some of its stores - which the struggling retail company announced in December after a disappointing holiday slump.
May 5, 1989 |
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 |
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.
December 2, 1991 |
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 |
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.