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March 22, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Vons and Ralphs supermarkets are offering a new incentive for hungry insomniacs and any others who find it difficult to get to the grocery before midnight: around-the-clock shopping chainwide. Lucky Stores, too, has been testing a policy of staying open 24 hours a day in six stores since February and might extend the strategy throughout its Southland locations.
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January 14, 1994 | TERESA ANN WILLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of insufficient public notice, the County Board of Supervisors on Thursday was forced to schedule a second hearing on a plan to grant a liquor license to a proposed Ralphs grocery store in Acton. Dave Vannatta, planning deputy for Supervisor Mike Antonovich, estimated that approximately half of the residents living within 500 feet of where the supermarket is to be built were not notified of the hearing.
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BUSINESS
March 7, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
With no word on a buyer for Ralphs Grocery Co., employees of the Southern California chain say they are growing anxious and uncertain about their jobs. Union officials representing Ralphs employees dispatched letters of concern over the weekend to the current owner of the supermarket chain--Federated Department Stores--and to the two firms competing to acquire the Cincinnati company.
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July 15, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ralphs Supermarkets Inc., the grocery store chain controlled by billionaire Edward J. DeBartolo, Tuesday canceled an initial public offering of about 6 million shares, citing a weak market for new stock issues. The Compton-based supermarket giant had planned to make the offering, which would have constituted a stake of about 20% of the company, this week. Ralphs had hoped to sell the stock in the $15- to $17-per-share range.
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December 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Creditors Approve Campeau Plan: Campeau Corp.'s two big U.S. retail companies--Federated Department Stores and Allied Stores--said they won approval from creditors for a plan to emerge from bankruptcy two years after they were forced to seek relief from crushing debts. The companies said a preliminary tally showed that creditors backed the plan to cut debt from $8.2 billion to $5 billion and go public with a $2-billion issue of common stock.
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February 25, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
The fate of the Ralphs supermarket chain is expected to be decided today at a board meeting of the parent company, Federated Department Stores. Speculation was rampant late Wednesday that Federated management had found a buyer for its 129-store food operation as part of a reorganization. The lead bidders reportedly are Lucky Stores and Ralphs management, which has been seeking financing of about $1 billion for a buyout.
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April 5, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
The sale of Ralphs Grocery, once a certainty, appears to be in question now that Robert Campeau has won his battle for Federated Department Stores. The Toronto developer, who has agreed to pay $6.6 billion for Federated, surprised Wall Street by saying he might not sell Federated's 129-store Ralphs unit after all, despite earlier indications to the contrary. When he launched his pursuit of Federated on Jan.
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March 8, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Campeau Corp. has charged Federated Department Stores with failing to seek the highest price for Ralphs Grocery unit and instead favoring a sale to Ralphs management at a price lower than competing bids. Ralphs management has submitted a bid of $955 million, according to a document filed Monday by Campeau with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
The just-opened Ralphs supermarket in Rancho Santa Margarita has a new feature for Orange County grocery chains--its very own chef. The chef is stationed in Chef Express, the full-service deli in the 45,000-square-foot store on Santa Margarita Parkway. In addition to the usual hot and cold entrees, the chef will prepare ready-to-serve items such as pasta salads and items with no cholesterol or salt, said a spokeswoman for Ralphs Grocery Co.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Creditors Approve Campeau Plan: Campeau Corp.'s two big U.S. retail companies--Federated Department Stores and Allied Stores--said they won approval from creditors for a plan to emerge from bankruptcy two years after they were forced to seek relief from crushing debts. The companies said a preliminary tally showed that creditors backed the plan to cut debt from $8.2 billion to $5 billion and go public with a $2-billion issue of common stock.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS
A yearlong test program to reward loyal grocery shoppers with rebates or merchandise is being discontinued by the Ralphs and Lucky supermarket chains. Two Eastern supermarket chains are also ending limited testing of frequent-shopper programs run by Catalina Marketing Corp. of Anaheim.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1989 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Less than a year after beginning around-the-clock operation of its supermarkets to attract hungry insomniacs, Vons has quietly cut back hours at 15 of its 350 stores because of poor sales. "We still have a firm commitment to operating 24-hour stores," said Mary McAboy, director of corporate communications at Vons. "We've just taken this step . . . at some of our stores that have experienced falling volume."
BUSINESS
February 24, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
The just-opened Ralphs supermarket in Rancho Santa Margarita has a new feature for Orange County grocery chains--its very own chef. The chef is stationed in Chef Express, the full-service deli in the 45,000-square-foot store on Santa Margarita Parkway. In addition to the usual hot and cold entrees, the chef will prepare ready-to-serve items such as pasta salads and items with no cholesterol or salt, said a spokeswoman for Ralphs Grocery Co.
BUSINESS
February 15, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Ralphs Grocery is calling it quits on the Giant food warehouse concept. The Compton-based company said Tuesday that it will shrink the 15 Giant stores and rename them Ralphs. Much of the space in the outlets, which range from 70,000 to 100,000 square feet, will be leased to other retailers, Chairman Byron Allumbaugh said. Thrifty Drug Stores, which several months ago closed some small Thrifty jr.
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November 24, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Southern California supermarket rivals Vons Cos. and Ralphs Grocery Co. on Wednesday reported third-quarter losses while profit at American Stores dropped sharply--the fallout of a recent wave of industry mergers and major corporate changes. It was the first Vons quarterly report to include the impact of 162 Southern California Safeway stores acquired earlier this year. And it was also the first time in several years that Ralphs, a subsidiary of Campeau Corp.
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April 21, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Robert Campeau, the single-minded Toronto developer who has changed the face of U.S. retailing, got his first glimpse at a Ralphs supermarket Wednesday, liked what he saw and announced plans to expand the chain he will soon own. In a brief interview at Ralphs Grocery's Compton headquarters, where a giant American flag flapped under a stormy sky, the Canadian and Ralphs Chairman Byron Allumbaugh outlined plans to remodel 100 stores and open 20 new locations over the next 2 to 2 1/2 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined more than 60 United Farm Workers union supporters at a Ralphs supermarket in Boyle Heights on Monday to chastise growers who use agricultural pesticides and those stores that sell their produce. Jackson, flanked by Los Angeles City Councilmen Richard Alatorre and Robert Farrell, compared the growers' use of pesticides to "environmental violence" against farm laborers and consumers alike.
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