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August 26, 1994
K.V. Mart Co., owner of 13-store grocery chain accused in a lawsuit of labor violations, responded Thursday by denying the allegations and criticizing the Buena Park-based union that helped prepare the lawsuit. Ty Hitt, chief financial officer of K.V. Mart in Long Beach, said his company pays "fair wages" to its 1,050 employees. A lawsuit filed Wednesday by six former employees contends that K.V.
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July 21, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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BUSINESS
August 25, 1994
Six former employees of Top Valu/Valu Plus grocery stores filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the company alleging that it violated overtime, minimum wage and other labor regulations. The suit and an accompanying statement allege 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.
BUSINESS
August 26, 1994
K.V. Mart Co., owner of 13-store grocery chain accused in a lawsuit of labor violations, responded Thursday by denying the allegations and criticizing the Buena Park-based union that helped prepare the lawsuit. Ty Hitt, chief financial officer of K.V. Mart in Long Beach, said his company pays "fair wages" to its 1,050 employees. A lawsuit filed Wednesday by six former employees contends that K.V.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
February 27, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
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.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
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 | LARRY B. STAMMER
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.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1994
Six former employees of Top Valu/Valu Plus grocery stores filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the company alleging that it violated overtime, minimum wage and other labor regulations. The suit and an accompanying statement allege 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.
FOOD
May 5, 1994 | LINDA BURUM
Top Valu Market No. 8, 1120 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, (714) 957- 2529. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. BRRrrrsptHummmmphfftzzzit . A loud speaker crackles on and a deep voice blares in Spanish: " Te informamos hoy en el produce: jicama, solamente tres libras por sesenta y ocho centavos; frijoles de Springfield, una libra por ochenta y cinco centavos; Charmin . . . " Here at Top Valu Market No. 8 in Santa Ana, daily specials blurb over the P.A.
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