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May 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors have filed the first lawsuit under a new state law that bars merchants from requiring consumers to show their credit card when buying items with a check. Dist. Atty. John Phillips said the suit, filed in San Joaquin County Superior Court, seeks $50,000 in civil penalties and a permanent injunction against Save-Mart Supermarkets. He said the unfair business practices action is based on photographs obtained by investigators.
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November 9, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Fleming Cos., the largest U.S. grocery distributor, is nearing an agreement to sell 28 of its California supermarkets to Save Mart Supermarkets for about $150 million in cash and long-term liabilities, according to sources familiar with the matter. Modesto-based Save Mart also agreed to make Fleming the primary supplier to the stores. Fleming is selling 110 Food 4 Less and Rainbow Foods supermarkets so it can invest more in its distribution business and reduce its $2.4 billion in debt.
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BUSINESS
November 9, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Fleming Cos., the largest U.S. grocery distributor, is nearing an agreement to sell 28 of its California supermarkets to Save Mart Supermarkets for about $150 million in cash and long-term liabilities, according to sources familiar with the matter. Modesto-based Save Mart also agreed to make Fleming the primary supplier to the stores. Fleming is selling 110 Food 4 Less and Rainbow Foods supermarkets so it can invest more in its distribution business and reduce its $2.4 billion in debt.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1995 | From Reuters
The Lucky Stores supermarket chain began locking out its workers in Northern California as a labor dispute spread to more than 400 stores. Lucky began locking out its union employees in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday night, company spokeswoman Roberta Wong said. By midnight Friday, she said, all 180 Lucky stores in Northern California, as well as 17 Save Marts in the Bay Area, were to have locked out their workers.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1995 | From Reuters
The Lucky Stores supermarket chain began locking out its workers in Northern California as a labor dispute spread to more than 400 stores. Lucky began locking out its union employees in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday night, company spokeswoman Roberta Wong said. By midnight Friday, she said, all 180 Lucky stores in Northern California, as well as 17 Save Marts in the Bay Area, were to have locked out their workers.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Grocery wholesale giant Fleming Cos. said it is the subject of what it calls an informal Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry. The Lewisville, Texas-based grocery distributor said the SEC was looking into Fleming's accounting and sales reporting. The Wednesday disclosure came hours after Fleming announced it was selling 26 Food4Less stores in California and two still under construction to Save Mart Supermarkets for $165 million. Fleming shares fell 89 cents to $5.11 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1999 | Times wire services
Bergen Brunswig Corp. said Monday that its drug company subsidiary has signed contracts to provide management services for a federal health agency and to provide pharmaceutical products for Save Mart Supermarkets. The company said in a press release that its Bergen Brunswig Drug Co. will provide logistics management and value-added services to help the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration improve its product procurement efficiency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Officials Wednesday released an expanded list of retail stores that carried the 5.7 million pounds of ground beef recalled last week because it may be contaminated with a potentially deadly form of E. coli. The fresh and frozen beef was sold at outlets of 18 firms in California, according to a list from the producer, Vernon-based United Food Group.
SPORTS
May 8, 2012 | By Mark Medina
This time, the Lakers won't have to worry about canceling preseason games because of an ongoing lockout. This time, the Lakers won't have to worry much about traveling either. The Lakers' 2012 preseason schedule will all feature games in relatively local venues, including two at Staples Center Oct. 13 against Utah and Oct. 21 against Sacramento. The rest of the Lakers' seven exhibition games will take place in various local spots. That includes games against Golden State (Oct. 7 at  Fresno's Save Mart Center)
SPORTS
May 8, 1995 | From Associated Press
Seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt won on a road course for the first time Sunday in the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Mark Martin, going for his second consecutive victory in the elite stock car series, led for most of the race in his Ford Thunderbird until Earnhardt, in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, stole the lead with only two laps to go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors have filed the first lawsuit under a new state law that bars merchants from requiring consumers to show their credit card when buying items with a check. Dist. Atty. John Phillips said the suit, filed in San Joaquin County Superior Court, seeks $50,000 in civil penalties and a permanent injunction against Save-Mart Supermarkets. He said the unfair business practices action is based on photographs obtained by investigators.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1996
Companies ranked by number of employees. -- Rank Company Sector City 1 Levi Strauss & Co. Clothing San Francisco 2 Ralphs Grocery Supermkts Los Angeles 3 Bechtel Construction San Francisco 4 Family Rests. Restaurants Irvine 5 Science Applics. Intl Technology R&D San Diego 6 Raley's Supermkts W. Sacramento 7 Parsons Corp. Engineering Pasadena 8 Stater Bros. Mkts Supermkts Colton 9 DHL Airways Inc. Air freight Redwood City 10 Am. Restaurant Gr.(2) Restaurants Newport Beach 11 Foster Farms Poultry processing Livingston 12 Freedom Comm.
SPORTS
May 7, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Andre Agassi set up a showdown with fellow American Michael Chang by defeating Magnus Larsson, 6-4, 6-4, Saturday in the semifinals of the AT&T Challenge tennis tournament in Atlanta. Second-seeded Chang downed fourth-seeded Todd Martin, 6-3, 6-0, earlier. Agassi and defending champion Chang have met 10 times with Agassi leading the series, 8-2. Agassi has won both their matches on clay, the surface in Atlanta.
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