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November 30, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early-bird specials, balmy weather and increased consumer confidence helped fill Southern California shopping centers Friday, raising retailers' hopes that this holiday season will surpass last year's dismal sales.
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November 30, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early-bird specials, balmy weather and increased consumer confidence helped fill Southern California shopping centers Friday, raising retailers' hopes that this holiday season will surpass last year's dismal sales.
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BUSINESS
November 15, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California retailers may have "lots of shoppers" at the top of their Christmas wish lists, but economic indicators and polls suggest that Southland merchants will be disappointed again this year. Yes, local retailers will lure buyers. And compared to last year, there may even be a slight increase in the number of shoppers. However, there are indications that Southland consumers will not spend enough to bring cheer to the local retail industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five years of economic turmoil capped by the Northridge earthquake, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan assured business leaders Friday that the San Fernando Valley is "back on track" and on the verge of returning to its past boom era. Citing a growing optimism and his Administration's efforts to retain jobs and reduce bureaucratic red tape, Riordan said the Valley and the city as a whole have rebounded from the quake and the lingering recession.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
After a year of ho-hum sales, Orange County shopping malls generally experienced a respectable Christmas season--although only two major malls said that all their wishes were granted. As usual, Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza reported more holiday business than anybody else. For county-based retailers as a whole--a group that includes automobile dealers--projected taxable sales for 1986 are a comparatively sparse 3.3% above 1985's $20.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1996 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adding to evidence that retailing is finally starting to rebound, several major chains Tuesday posted better-than-expected earnings as apparel sales grew industrywide. Kmart Corp. and Dayton Hudson Corp. were the latest chains to show improvement following signs of an industry rebound last month. A number of retailers have reported gains in same-store sales (sales at stores open at least a year). May Department Stores, Sears, Roebuck & Co.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1999 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retailers, buoyed by the late burst of post-holiday buying, braced themselves for a suspenseful week of reckoning as bargain hunters flooded Southland malls and discount centers on the final weekend of the Christmas shopping season. Today, the nation's largest shopping mall association will release Christmas sales figures, and on Thursday several major retailers report their December performance.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Robinson's has an identity problem. The department store chain's big downtown location, once a handsome flagship with designs on being a mecca for downtown workers, looks like a clearance center. Yet the spiffy Beverly Hills store, befitting its location, sports attractive Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani boutiques. In Northridge, the newest addition to the chain comes off as a moderately priced store with upscale aspirations but numerous sale racks.
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