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March 3, 1988 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Ayds, the diet candy desperately in search of a new name, may have found a new one--Aydslim. That is the name being test-marketed for the appetite suppressant bedeviled by a name that sounds like the deadly AIDS virus. "We hope this takes the curse off of it," said Robert Berglass, chairman of Dep Corp., the Rancho Dominguez-based manufacturer that also makes such familiar consumer products as Lavoris mouthwash and Topol toothpaste.
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March 30, 1989 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
In 1986, Robert Berglass was a man with dreams in need of an investment bank to help fulfill them. Berglass, chairman and president of Dep Corp., a Rancho Dominguez-based manufacturer of cosmetics and other personal care products, wanted to enlarge his firm through acquisitions and internal expansion. But he needed cash. And various investment banks he interviewed for the job of raising cash said they needed three months to do the job and couldn't get to it right away.
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March 30, 1989 | BILL SING, Times Staff Writer
In 1986, Robert Berglass was a man with dreams in need of an investment bank to help fulfill them. Berglass, chairman and president of Dep Corp., a Rancho Dominguez-based manufacturer of cosmetics and other personal care products, wanted to enlarge his firm through acquisitions and internal expansion. But he needed cash. And various investment banks he interviewed for the job of raising cash said they needed three months to do the job and couldn't get to it right away.
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March 3, 1988 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Ayds, the diet candy desperately in search of a new name, may have found a new one--Aydslim. That is the name being test-marketed for the appetite suppressant bedeviled by a name that sounds like the deadly AIDS virus. "We hope this takes the curse off of it," said Robert Berglass, chairman of Dep Corp., the Rancho Dominguez-based manufacturer that also makes such familiar consumer products as Lavoris mouthwash and Topol toothpaste.
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December 27, 1988 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Ayds, the diet candy that cowers at its own name, is about to rechristen itself for the second time in less than a year. For 47 years, the chewable diet product was named Ayds. But after sales fell nearly 40%--as the deadly AIDS virus has continued to garner more and more public attention--Ayds was test marketed in the United Kingdom earlier this year under the name Aydslim. While it will still be called Aydslim there, after Jan. 1, it will be sold in the United States under the name Diet Ayds.
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April 2, 1996 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles-based Dep Corp., a troubled manufacturer of beauty products, filed for bankruptcy-court protection Monday, citing its ill-fated purchase of the Agree and Halsa hair-care brands from S.C. Johnson & Son. Dep listed liabilities of $77.3 million and assets of $83.9 million in its Chapter 11 petition filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.
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December 21, 1996 | KIMBERLY SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dep Corp., the Rancho Dominguez firm best known for its gooey hair gel, said Friday that it will receive $3.9 million from an out-of-court settlement of trademark litigation with S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. Dep, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November, said the agreement ends all fraud and libel claims between the companies. Dep filed suit over disputes involving its $45-million purchase of Johnson's Agree and Halsa shampoo brands in 1993.
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July 13, 1993 | From Bloomberg Business News
Dep Corp. said Monday that it will acquire the Agree and Halsa hair care brands from S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. for $45 million. The purchase price includes trademarks for the United States, Canada and most other foreign countries, together with related proprietary rights, inventory and equipment. The closing is scheduled to occur in early August. "This acquisition fits superbly with our strategic plan," said Robert Berglass, chairman and president of Rancho Dominguez-based Dep. "Our Dep and L.A.
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November 5, 1996 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dep Corp., a Los Angeles manufacturer of toiletries, emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Court protection on Monday with new financing, new stock and a handful of new beauty products aimed at making over the company's profit picture. "We'll be able now to put this behind us and regain our focus," said Robert Berglass, president and chairman of Dep. "It will take time with our existing products to build them back, but we have the knowledge and the know-how in this company to do this."
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May 26, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There should be a certain sense of achievement, a cachet, in ranking at the top of the list. But that distinction is a somewhat dubious one for Lewis B. Merrifield III, the former president of the Pic 'N' Save discount chain. Sure, Merrifield ranked No. 1 in a Times survey of executive salaries in the Long Beach and Southeast areas of Los Angeles County for publicly owned businesses.
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June 24, 1987 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
When Dep Corp., the hair gel maker, was looking to expand its product line earlier this year, it snatched a company that makes such big-name products as Lavoris mouthwash, Topol toothpaste and Porcelana Fade Cream. But as part of the $75-million deal to buy Jeffrey Martin Inc., Dep also inherited some other big-name products that it really didn't want and perhaps a big-name problem as well.
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April 16, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
When an advertiser starts losing business, it often hires a new agency. But when an agency starts losing business, what does it do? It hires a new creative top gun. The actual title may be chief creative officer. Or executive creative director. Whatever you call them, they are ultimately responsible for the look of each ad that leaves the agency. Hoping to stop an embarrassing client slide, the troubled New York agency Backer Spielvogel Bates last week named a new creative director.
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