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.
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October 9, 1998 |
The Los Angeles City Council approved a new Lucky store in Tujunga--"the first major project on Foothill Boulevard" in nearly three years, said Tom Henry, planning deputy for area City Councilman Joel Wachs. The 65,000-square-foot Lucky will replace an existing one at 624 Foothill Blvd., as well as a deserted restaurant and strip mall. The existing Lucky is expected to remain open during construction.
August 21, 1998 |
Seventy-two Lucky Stores workers over the age of 40 are suing to stop the chain from transferring them from a recently closed Fullerton warehouse to warehouses in Irvine and Buena Park. The suit, filed in Santa Ana Superior Court, does not list any dollar damages. The employees allege that they would lose their seniority and be forced to accept jobs that are too physically demanding.
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.