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March 21, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Heidi's Frogen Yozurt was acquired by Steve's Homemade Ice Cream three years ago, founder Heidi Miller thought the arrangement was a sweet deal. Steve's--which had a line of high-quality ice-cream products and a network of 400 ice-cream parlors, including the Swensen's chain--would gain access to about 100 Heidi's yogurt stores nationwide and its yogurt offerings--favorites of health-conscious dessert eaters.
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March 21, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Heidi's Frogen Yozurt was acquired by Steve's Homemade Ice Cream three years ago, founder Heidi Miller thought the arrangement was a sweet deal. Steve's--which had a line of high-quality ice-cream products and a network of 400 ice-cream parlors, including the Swensen's chain--would gain access to about 100 Heidi's yogurt stores nationwide and its yogurt offerings--favorites of health-conscious dessert eaters.
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December 7, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
A former suitor of Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes has filed a lawsuit accusing the Laguna Hills chain of fraud and deceit and seeking damages of $5.6 million. The lawsuit by Johnston Foods, filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, follows the announcement last month that a planned merger of Heidi's and Johnston Foods had fallen apart. Since then, Heidi's has signed an agreement to be acquired by New York-based Steve's Homemade Ice Cream. That deal is still pending.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Steve's Homemade Ice Cream Inc. has completed its purchase of the majority interest in Laguna Hills-based Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes, a Steve's executive said Wednesday. The agreement adds about 90 Heidi's yogurt stores to Steve's expanding empire of more than 435 mostly franchised ice cream parlors, including the Swensen's Ice Cream chain. In California, there are two Steve's shops (one of them in Santa Ana) and about 90 Swensen's.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Several employees of embattled Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes said Wednesday that they are engaging in an indefinite sickout because they have been paid only sporadically since early November. All but two or three of the approximately 10 staffers at Heidi's headquarters in Laguna Hills called in sick Wednesday and will continue to do so until they are paid, several workers who requested anonymity said. Shortly before noon, the only people in the office were Heidi A.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Steve's Homemade Ice Cream, a fast-growing New York firm, plans to take its first dip into the yogurt business by acquiring Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes of Laguna Hills. A preliminary agreement announced Tuesday would add about 100 Heidi's yogurt shops to Steve's expanding empire of more than 400 mostly franchised ice-cream parlors--including the Swensen's Ice Cream chain. The acquisition will introduce Steve's to the takeout, frozen yogurt industry, which generated about $56 million last year.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
The founders of Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes are guaranteed only about $156,000 for their 86% stake in the troubled frozen-desert chain in a deal with Steve's Homemade Ice Cream, Steve's executives said Tuesday. In a telephone interview, Steve's Chairman Richard Smith and Vice Chairman Gary Stevens outlined their plans for Laguna Hills-based Heidi's. Among other things, they said they will offer Heidi's franchisees the chance to sell Steve's or Swensen's ice cream in addition to Heidi's yogurt.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Steve's Homemade Ice Cream Inc. has completed its purchase of the majority interest in Laguna Hills-based Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes, a Steve's executive said Wednesday. The agreement adds about 90 Heidi's yogurt stores to Steve's expanding empire of more than 435 mostly franchised ice cream parlors, including the Swensen's Ice Cream chain. In California, there are two Steve's shops (one of them in Santa Ana) and about 90 Swensen's.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes Inc. has quietly settled its differences with three creditors who last week filed papers to put the troubled chain into involuntary bankruptcy. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But at least one of the creditors, the Paper Co. of Anaheim, should eventually receive all of the $18,655 it is owed for bags, cups and other paper supplies, the company's president, Mike Madden, said Monday.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes Inc. has quietly settled its differences with three creditors who last week filed papers to put the troubled chain into involuntary bankruptcy. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But at least one of the creditors, the Paper Co. of Anaheim, should eventually receive all of the $18,655 it is owed for bags, cups and other paper supplies, the company's president, Mike Madden, said Monday.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Several employees of embattled Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes said Wednesday that they are engaging in an indefinite sickout because they have been paid only sporadically since early November. All but two or three of the approximately 10 staffers at Heidi's headquarters in Laguna Hills called in sick Wednesday and will continue to do so until they are paid, several workers who requested anonymity said. Shortly before noon, the only people in the office were Heidi A.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
The founders of Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes are guaranteed only about $156,000 for their 86% stake in the troubled frozen-desert chain in a deal with Steve's Homemade Ice Cream, Steve's executives said Tuesday. In a telephone interview, Steve's Chairman Richard Smith and Vice Chairman Gary Stevens outlined their plans for Laguna Hills-based Heidi's. Among other things, they said they will offer Heidi's franchisees the chance to sell Steve's or Swensen's ice cream in addition to Heidi's yogurt.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
A former suitor of Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes has filed a lawsuit accusing the Laguna Hills chain of fraud and deceit and seeking damages of $5.6 million. The lawsuit by Johnston Foods, filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, follows the announcement last month that a planned merger of Heidi's and Johnston Foods had fallen apart. Since then, Heidi's has signed an agreement to be acquired by New York-based Steve's Homemade Ice Cream. That deal is still pending.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Steve's Homemade Ice Cream, a fast-growing New York firm, plans to take its first dip into the yogurt business by acquiring Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes of Laguna Hills. A preliminary agreement announced Tuesday would add about 100 Heidi's yogurt shops to Steve's expanding empire of more than 400 mostly franchised ice-cream parlors--including the Swensen's Ice Cream chain. The acquisition will introduce Steve's to the takeout, frozen yogurt industry, which generated about $56 million last year.
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