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September 26, 1989 | JOHN MEDEARIS, Times Staff Writer
Don't tell Susan Terry that a whole-wheat Linzer torte sweetened with fruit juice tastes as good as the white-flour-and-refined-sugar version. Like others shopping recently at the Mrs. Gooch's natural food store in Sherman Oaks, Terry knows what she likes--the sugary one--but she also knows what's good for her. Terry says of Mrs. Gooch herself: "She's done a fantastic job of upgrading the world of health food stores." Actually, plenty of Mrs.
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March 21, 1996 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sandy Gooch looks out her Mulholland Drive window and sees opportunity. No longer in the grocery business, having sold her chain of Mrs. Gooch's health food stores, she isn't thinking about cash registers these days, but she's still thinking about food. Gooch has become the moving force behind a nonprofit group called the Healthy Meals Team, which is dedicated to improving local school lunch programs.
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September 1, 1995 | HENRY CHU
Encouraged by samplings of vegetarian hors d'oeuvres made by well-known local chefs, Los Angeles school officials have agreed to work with health-food maven Sandy Gooch to revamp the cafeteria menu at a Westside high school in a pilot program to improve meals at city schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1995 | HENRY CHU
Encouraged by samplings of vegetarian hors d'oeuvres made by well-known local chefs, Los Angeles school officials have agreed to work with health-food maven Sandy Gooch to revamp the cafeteria menu at a Westside high school in a pilot program to improve meals at city schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over, Tater Tots. Powdered doughnuts? Take a hike. Fiddlesticks to fish sticks. Mrs. Gooch is on a new mission: to develop tastier, more nutritious food for high school students. And Sandy Gooch, the Sherman Oaks health-food maven whose name graces high-end grocery stores in Los Angeles County, is counting on a little help from her friends--Campanile co-owner Nancy Silverton and chef-to-the-stars Wolfgang Puck, to name just two of the region's culinary experts.
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April 20, 1989 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Environmental Writer
Apples purchased at four upscale Southern California markets, including Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods Market, were found in independent tests to contain Alar, a potentially hazardous chemical that the federal government says is now rarely used. The tests, performed by a laboratory hired by The Times, found Alar traces in some varieties of red apples sold at Mrs. Gooch's in Beverly Hills, Gelson's Markets in Century City, Bristol Farms in South Pasadena and Farmers Market in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1996 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sandy Gooch looks out her Mulholland Drive window and sees opportunity. No longer in the grocery business, having sold her chain of Mrs. Gooch's health food stores, she isn't thinking about cash registers these days, but she's still thinking about food. Gooch has become the moving force behind a nonprofit group called the Healthy Meals Team, which is dedicated to improving local school lunch programs.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Name, Layoffs Planned for Mrs. Gooch's: Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas, said it is revamping the Southern California health food store subsidiary because of lower-than-expected sales and earnings growth. Founder Sandy Gooch sold the chain in 1993. Executives said the nine Mrs. Gooch's stores in the region will be renamed Whole Foods Market within three to six months. In addition, half of Mrs.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1993 | JILL BETTNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, based in Sherman Oaks, said Wednesday that it agreed to be acquired by Whole Foods Market Inc. in a $56-million stock deal that merges the nation's two biggest natural-food supermarket chains. Whole Foods, based in Austin, Tex., has 22 stores in Texas and five other states. In fiscal 1992, it reportedly earned $3.1 million on sales of about $120 million. Privately owned Mrs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over, Tater Tots. Powdered doughnuts? Take a hike. Fiddlesticks to fish sticks. Mrs. Gooch is on a new mission: to develop tastier, more nutritious food for high school students. And Sandy Gooch, the Sherman Oaks health-food maven whose name graces high-end grocery stores in Los Angeles County, is counting on a little help from her friends--Campanile co-owner Nancy Silverton and chef-to-the-stars Wolfgang Puck, to name just two of the region's culinary experts.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1989 | JOHN MEDEARIS, Times Staff Writer
Don't tell Susan Terry that a whole-wheat Linzer torte sweetened with fruit juice tastes as good as the white-flour-and-refined-sugar version. Like others shopping recently at the Mrs. Gooch's natural food store in Sherman Oaks, Terry knows what she likes--the sugary one--but she also knows what's good for her. Terry says of Mrs. Gooch herself: "She's done a fantastic job of upgrading the world of health food stores." Actually, plenty of Mrs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1989 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Environmental Writer
Apples purchased at four upscale Southern California markets, including Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods Market, were found in independent tests to contain Alar, a potentially hazardous chemical that the federal government says is now rarely used. The tests, performed by a laboratory hired by The Times, found Alar traces in some varieties of red apples sold at Mrs. Gooch's in Beverly Hills, Gelson's Markets in Century City, Bristol Farms in South Pasadena and Farmers Market in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1993 | JILL BETTNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, based in Sherman Oaks, said Wednesday that it agreed to be acquired by Whole Foods Market Inc. in a $56-million stock deal that merges the nation's two biggest natural-food supermarket chains. Whole Foods, based in Austin, Tex., has 22 stores in Texas and five other states. In fiscal 1992, it reported sales of about $120 million. Privately owned Mrs. Gooch's, with seven stores in the Los Angeles area, had about $85 million in sales last year.
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