November 3, 1999 |
In this year's $12-billion marriage between supermarket chains Lucky and Albertson's, it's Lucky that won't be keeping its name. Beginning today, all 480 Lucky stores will be renamed as Albertsons, making the Boise, Idaho-based chain the largest in California. In Orange County, 46 Lucky stores will get a new name. In keeping with its long-standing policy, Albertson's also will discontinue Lucky's club card, replacing it, company officials say, with lower everyday prices.
September 3, 1999 |
Southern California's top three supermarket chains did not conspire to fix or raise the price of eggs, a jury in San Diego found Thursday. The 9-3 verdict in favor of Ralphs Grocery Co., Vons Cos. and Lucky Stores Inc., ended a six-week trial in San Diego County Superior Court in which consumers claimed the chains monitored one another's prices and conspired to keep them artificially high.
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October 10, 1998 |
The Los Angeles city attorney's office filed criminal charges on Friday against Lucky Stores Inc. for allegedly overcharging customers on discounted merchandise at San Fernando Valley supermarkets. Posing as customers, county Department of Weights and Measures inspectors conducted a series of undercover buys at five Lucky markets in the Valley from May 28 to June 17, said Deputy City Atty. Don Cocek, who is prosecuting the case in Van Nuys Municipal Court.
August 18, 1998 |
More than 70 warehouse workers filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Lucky Stores has engaged in unlawful practices involving sex, racial and age discrimination, their attorney said. At the heart of the lawsuit is the claim by workers that they were essentially edged out of their jobs when the Fullerton warehouse where they had been working closed.
August 4, 1998 |
Albertson's Inc. said Monday that it agreed to acquire American Stores Co., owner of the Lucky grocery and Sav-on drugstore chains, in the latest deal in a supermarket merger wave sparked by growing competition from discounters and a desire for greater cost savings. The $11.7-billion deal would enable Albertson's, founded 59 years ago with a single store in Boise, Idaho, to eclipse Kroger Co. as the nation's biggest supermarket operator measured by revenue.
April 29, 1998 |
Claiming that people living near supermarket distribution centers face an excessive cancer danger from breathing diesel truck fumes, California Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren and environmental groups sued four of the state's largest grocery chains Tuesday. The lawsuits target a Vons distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, a Ralphs facility in Los Angeles, Lucky Stores operations in Buena Park and San Leandro, and a Stater Bros. center in Colton.