April 27, 2000 |
Nibbling tentatively at the online grocery business, Stater Bros. Markets announced a partnership with a home-delivery service that will allow residents in south Orange County to order items from its supermarkets over the Internet. Colton-based Stater Bros. plans to begin the service next month with partner Whyrunout.com, an Aliso Viejo company that also delivers dry-cleaning, processed film and other goods. Stater Bros. will pay Whyrunout.com an undisclosed fee to make the deliveries.
June 23, 1999 |
Stater Bros. Inc. said Tuesday that it will nearly double its presence in Orange County by acquiring 14 supermarkets as Albertson's Inc. unloads 145 stores in the West to win approval of its $9.8-billion acquisition of American Stores Co. In all, 20 Albertsons, Lucky or Max Grocery stores in Orange County are changing hands. Commerce-based Certified Grocers of California will buy four stores, while Vons Cos. and Ralphs Grocery Co. will get one each. The deal will give Colton-based Stater Bros.
January 22, 1989
The Stater Brothers market chain recalled some of its house-brand ice cream because of possible exposure to ammonia from a refrigerant leak during manufacture. Staters spokesman Tom Reingrover said the half-gallon packages affected contain golden vanilla and chocolate ice cream and are marked with the code number 092289. "It's strictly a precautionary thing," he said. "We found very little product affected."
May 14, 1987
Chief Executive Jack H. Brown said the company's two principal stockholder groups, which own 92.2% of the supermarket chain, want to buy the remaining stock and take the company private. If the deal is approved, he said, the two stockholder groups--La Cadena Investments and Craig Corp.--would each own 50% of the Colton-based company. A three-member committee of directors will meet to determine what a fair price would be for the remaining stock.
September 12, 2003 |
Driving through an Albertsons parking lot in San Bernardino, Stater Bros. owner and Chief Executive Jack Brown counted cars and declared victory. One of his grocery stores a couple of blocks away was more crowded that afternoon, as, Brown claimed, it usually is. "They can't touch us," he laughed, wheeling his Cadillac out of the half-empty shopping center.
February 6, 2001
* El Segundo-based Infonet Services Inc. reported fiscal third-quarter operating profit of $700,000, or a penny a share, compared with a loss of $24 million, or 5 cents, a year ago. Sales rose 34% to $162 million. * Colton-based supermarket operator Stater Bros. Holdings Inc. reported a 5% decrease in fiscal first-quarter profit, earning $1.8 million for the period ended Dec. 24, compared with $1.9 million a year ago. Sales rose 5% to a record $624.8 million.