July 21, 1999 |
Certified Grocers of California, a Commerce-based cooperative that supplies independent supermarket chains, said Tuesday it has found buyers for 26 of the 32 divested stores purchased from Albertson's following its merger with American Stores Co. The sale of the stores, which are located from San Diego County to Santa Barbara, will give a number of independent operators--all supplied by Certified--a foothold in new markets. It will also give one ethnic supermarket chain, Carson-based K.V.
August 25, 1994 |
Suit Filed Against Top Valu/Valu Plus: Six former employees of the grocery company filed a class action alleging violations of overtime, minimum wage and other labor regulations. The lawsuit and an accompanying statement claim that more than 1,000 current and past employees at 13 Top Valu/Valu Plus stores in Southern California were subjected to labor violations. The suit seeks back wages and penalties plus attorney fees and court costs. Top Valu/Valu Plus is owned by K. V. Mart Co.
February 27, 1994 |
Former employees of the JonSons Markets and members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are picketing the company that bought the buildings, accusing it of hiring new workers at lower wages and providing fewer benefits. JonSons closed its locations at 4831 and 3425 Whittier Blvd. on Jan. 7, giving 150 employees 30 days' notice that they would be out of their jobs. K. V. Mart Co.
August 18, 1999 |
Supermarket consolidation is feeding the growth of independent grocery chains in Southern California. The wave of mergers and consolidations that is transforming the supermarket business also has created an opportunity for these small chains to increase their store count and their reach into the ethnic and specialty-food niches. The large supermarket chains are filling their shelves with high-volume, mass-market items, analysts say, all but ceding niche markets to more nimble operators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 |
Carefully stitched plans for a cluster of stores that would form the foundation--both literally and figuratively--of Los Angeles' newest high school began unraveling Tuesday as a nonprofit organization key to the deal bristled at the proposed choice for an anchor grocery store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1999 |
Two international conventions--one to improve marriages and the other to chart a group's spiritual course into the next millennium--are expected to attract several thousand participants during the next two weeks in Los Angeles. Beginning Sunday, 3,500 people from 40 nations are expected to join in a week of lectures, discussions, meditation and prayer sponsored by the Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by the Indian-born spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda.