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March 15, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN
The Robinson's department store chain is getting a new No. 2 executive. May Department Stores, the corporate parent of Robinson's, announced Wednesday that Kenneth L. Wilkerson will become chairman of the Los Angeles-based division on April 1. Wilkerson, 50, currently holds the same title at May's Famous-Barr chain in St. Louis, where he has worked for 20 years. Wilkerson will replace Elden Rasmussen, 67, who is retiring. Analysts said they expect no major changes as a result of the appointment.
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October 17, 1992 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The blending of the Robinson's and May Co. department store chains will mean a bigger job for David P. Mullen, the president and chief executive of May Co. California who will take the top spot at the merged Robinsons-May stores next year. But for Robinson's President and Chief Executive Robert L. Mettler, who has become a fixture on the local retail and social scenes since his arrival five years ago, the future is a little less certain. Mettler and Kenneth L.
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October 17, 1992 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The blending of the Robinson's and May Co. department store chains will mean a bigger job for David P. Mullen, the president and chief executive of May Co. California who will take the top spot at the merged Robinsons-May stores next year. But for Robinson's President and Chief Executive Robert L. Mettler, who has become a fixture on the local retail and social scenes since his arrival five years ago, the future is a little less certain. Mettler and Kenneth L.
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March 15, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN
The Robinson's department store chain is getting a new No. 2 executive. May Department Stores, the corporate parent of Robinson's, announced Wednesday that Kenneth L. Wilkerson will become chairman of the Los Angeles-based division on April 1. Wilkerson, 50, currently holds the same title at May's Famous-Barr chain in St. Louis, where he has worked for 20 years. Wilkerson will replace Elden Rasmussen, 67, who is retiring. Analysts said they expect no major changes as a result of the appointment.
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February 20, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES
Continuing a purge at its troubled J. W. Robinson division, May Department Stores named Elden Rasmussen, a May veteran, to be chairman of the Southern California department store, replacing Alfonso Schettini, 58, who retired. The change, effective March 1, follows by three weeks the resignation of Tom L. Roach, who had held the titles of chairman and chief executive since March, 1986. His replacement was Robert L. Mettler, 46, who had spent one month as head of May's L. S.
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November 16, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robinson's said Wednesday that it plans to join May Co. California and Nordstrom as store anchors for the new Farmers Market Mall, a controversial retail development proposed for the Fairfax area of Los Angeles. The 150,000-square-foot store will be the first Robinson's to be located between downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. It will be part of a $300-million retail, business and residential development that will include the landmark Farmers Market.
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May 1, 2002 | Abigail Goldman
Macy's West department stores said Tuesday that its leader of two years, Chairman and Chief Executive Jeremiah J. Sullivan, 63, will retire and be replaced by the company's second in command. Robert L. Mettler, 61, the company's president and chief operating officer, will take over June 1 at Macy's West, a division of Federated Department Stores Inc. that manages Macy's stores in the Western U.S.
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May 22, 2004 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
The West Coast division of Macy's has agreed to pay $1.7 million and offer merchandise discounts to settle a lawsuit alleging that customers were overcharged at its department stores in California, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Friday. Checkout-counter scanners at Macy's West Inc. stores routinely charged prices higher than those marked on shelves or listed in ads, said Thomas Papageorge, head of the district attorney's consumer protection division.
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January 5, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
J. W. Robinson Co. announced a $105-million plan Monday to open four new stores and remodel a fifth. The move was viewed as an attempt to revitalize the venerable chain, which was acquired in 1986 by May Department Stores. Robinson's also announced that it will close its money-losing store at Anaheim Plaza on Jan. 23. The store's 76 full-time employees will be offered jobs within the chain.
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January 5, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
J.W. Robinson Co. said Monday that it will close its Anaheim Plaza store on Jan. 23. At the same time, the department store chain announced a $105-million plan to open four new stores in Southern California and remodel a fifth. Robert L. Mettler, Robinson's president and chief executive, said in a prepared statement that the Anaheim store "has been the smallest in volume and productivity of our 25 stores."
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