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July 14, 2001 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, as online grocers fed with huge amounts of money were sprouting up, a tiny Aliso Viejo service began taking grocery orders over the Internet and making deliveries to buyers in south Orange County. WhyRunOut.com seemed an unlikely rival to huge outfits such as HomeGrocer.com and WebVan Group, which bought fleets of trucks, built big warehouses and made bigger headlines. But WebVan, which took over HomeGrocer last year, posted losses of more than $1 billion before closing Monday.
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April 12, 2013 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Nestled on the windy plains at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains, once austere stretches of agricultural land have morphed into the country's most desirable industrial real estate market, and it is growing faster than any other industrial region in the U.S. Among the many merchants running large-scale operations now are such household names as Amazon.com Inc., Kohl's Corp., Skechers USA Inc., Mattel Inc. and Stater Bros. Markets. They come for vast warehouses - some are bigger than 30 football fields under one roof - where they can store, process and ship merchandise such as clothes, books and toys to ever more online shoppers and handle the rising flood of goods passing through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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BUSINESS
April 14, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
Stater Bros. Markets has ended a potential food fight, saying Monday that it would sell its Santee Dairies milk processing division to Dean Foods, owner of the Alta Dena and Horizon Organic brands. Rival grocery chains were starting to refuse to buy the milk processor's Knudsen brand and other products because they believed they were helping a competitor, leaving Santee with little opportunity for growth, said Jack Brown, chief executive and owner of Stater Bros. Holdings Inc.
SPORTS
February 21, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Not that there was any doubt, but Danica Patrick learned for herself Saturday that big league stock-car racing isn't easy. That was evident as Patrick, the IndyCar Series star who's trying her hand at NASCAR, clearly was perturbed after finishing 31st among 43 cars in the Stater Bros. 300, a race in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Patrick, 27, accomplished one goal by finishing the race, her second after her NASCAR debut a week ago at Daytona International Speedway was cut short when she was caught in a multi-car crash just past the halfway point.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
Southern California's supermarket price war found a new front Wednesday when Stater Bros. started filling a selection of antibiotic prescriptions for free. Albertsons said that it would match the offer at the Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacies in its stores, but that customers would have to ask for the deal. Vons said it had no plans to follow Stater Bros. Ralphs also said it would not match the offer but might introduce a similar program at a later date. Analysts said the move was part of a recession-fueled battle for customers among the large grocery chains.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
The owner of Stater Bros. Markets said Wednesday that its earnings fell 18% to $11.1 million in its second fiscal quarter ended March 29. Although Stater Bros. Holdings Inc., which owns the 166-store San Bernardino supermarket company, has seen an uptick in customers, they are spending less. Sales for the period rose a fraction of a percentage point to $931 million from $925 million in the same quarter a year earlier, said Jack Brown, chief executive of Stater Bros. Holdings.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch
Profit tripled at the Stater Bros. supermarket chain in the latest quarter, the Colton-based company said Wednesday. Stater Bros. Holdings Inc. said improved profit margins and declining expenses pushed its net income for its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 24 to $9.9 million from $3.3 million. With 162 stores, Stater Bros. is the largest privately held supermarket chain in Southern California. It discloses its earnings and sales because the company has public bonds. Sales rose 4.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Stater Bros. Holdings Inc. said fiscal third-quarter profit at the Colton-based supermarket chain jumped 174% to $15.6 million from $5.7 million a year earlier. The company posted record sales of $910.2 million, a 3% increase from a year earlier. Same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, grew almost 2% during the period. Stater Bros. has 163 stores in Southern California and is the region's largest independent chain.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1987 | Associated Press
About 96% of Stater Bros. Inc. shareholders have approved a $12-million buyout to take the Colton, Calif.-based supermarket chain private. The buyout still needs a fairness opinion from the California Department of Corporations, which could take up to two weeks, said the department's senior counsel, Wallace M. Wong. Chairman and President Jack H. Brown said he believed that there would be sufficient time for a decision by the Dec. 1 deadline. The plan has been challenged in court by Bernard R.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2005 | Melinda Fulmer, Times Staff Writer
Stater Bros. Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit tumbled 90% as the company lost much of the business it gained during last year's supermarket strike. Colton-based Stater Bros., which operates 160 Southland stores, reported net income for the quarter ended Dec. 26 of $3.4 million, compared with $34.6 million in 2003. Sales for the first quarter fell 18% to $839.1 million, down from $1.03 billion a year earlier.
SPORTS
February 20, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Danica Patrick naturally was at ease in front of the phalanx of cameras tracking her first day driving a NASCAR stock car at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Friday. Not so in the seat of her No. 7 Chevrolet. Patrick, the IndyCar series star making a highly publicized attempt at NASCAR racing, complained of still being uncomfortable in the car after two practice rounds for the Stater Bros. 300 on Saturday, her second race in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series. "I'm still not totally happy, that's for sure, I'm just not feeling really comfortable on entry into the corner," she said of driving around the two-mile oval track 50 miles east of Los Angeles.
SPORTS
February 18, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Danica Patrick is as curious as everyone else to see how well she performs in her second NASCAR stock car race Saturday. Patrick made her debut last weekend in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series, but her race ended after a car wreck just past the halfway point on the high-banked Daytona International Speedway. Her next race is the Stater Bros. 300 at the much flatter, two-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. "I don't know what to expect [at Fontana]," Patrick said in an interview, adding that she and her crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., "haven't really talked about it too much" ahead of her first practice here on Friday.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2010 | By Roger Vincent
Hillwood Investment Properties, a company owned by the Perot family, bought more than 1 million square feet of vacant new warehouse space near the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino as part of a strategy to take advantage of the depressed real estate market. The Plano, Texas, developer and landlord said Wednesday that it acquired two empty buildings from New York asset manager BlackRock in a deal valued at more than $20 million. The warehouses were built last year by a competitor of Hillwood's next to Hillwood's Alliance California development in San Bernardino, said John Magness, a senior vice president.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2009
Re: "Stater Bros. offering free antibiotics," Oct. 1: It's an established fact that physicians overprescribe antibiotics and as a result, certain antibiotics are losing their effectiveness. If Stater Bros. and other companies want to save their customers money, they should lower prices on other products or offer other medications for free, but not antibiotics. Dr. Arman Afagh Riverside
NEWS
October 2, 2009
Prescription giveaway: An article in Business on Thursday about supermarkets that are filling some antibiotic prescriptions free of charge said that Stater Bros. would not charge a co-payment to people with prescription coverage but would bill their insurance companies for reimbursement. The supermarket chain corrected itself Thursday, saying it would not seek reimbursement from insurers.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
Southern California's supermarket price war found a new front Wednesday when Stater Bros. started filling a selection of antibiotic prescriptions for free. Albertsons said that it would match the offer at the Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacies in its stores, but that customers would have to ask for the deal. Vons said it had no plans to follow Stater Bros. Ralphs also said it would not match the offer but might introduce a similar program at a later date. Analysts said the move was part of a recession-fueled battle for customers among the large grocery chains.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1986 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Jack H. Brown, the suspended president of Stater Bros., filed suit Thursday in San Bernardino County Superior Court in an effort to prevent the supermarket company from postponing its annual meeting. Refusing to issue an immediate order, Judge Ben Kayashima instead set a hearing for next Tuesday at which Stater must say why it should not proceed with the meeting on March 20, as originally planned. The suit marks a further escalation of the battle between Brown and Chairman Bernard R.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2008
Stater Bros. Holdings Inc., the owner of the San Bernardino-based Stater Bros. Markets supermarket chain, said second-quarter earnings were unchanged at $13.5 million. Sales rose 7% to $925 million compared with the same quarter a year earlier.
TRAVEL
September 13, 2009 | Jay Jones
Dottie Martin has a kinship with Route 66. Her junior and senior high schools in Edwardsville, Ill., were right on the Mother Road. So when it was time for her to drive back to Seattle after her high school reunion, Martin took the long way home, traveling along what's left of America's first transcontinental highway. In San Bernardino County, a longtime wish came true as Martin pulled into the Wigwam Motel for a night in a tepee. "I had never slept in a wigwam," she said of her desire to soak up the nostalgia and kitsch of decades past.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
A price war between Southern California's big supermarket chains is heating up. The region's big grocers, already having trimmed prices for much of the year, are gearing up for a new round as they seek to win back budget-minded customers who have migrated to discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. Vons will announce Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of about 5,000 items -- about 15% of the store -- at its 274 stores in the region. Ralphs is also launching what it calls a "significant" reduction in produce prices and other often-purchased goods.
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