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April 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Spelling Entertainment Names Huizenga Chairman: Spelling Entertainment Group Inc. said it selected Wayne Huizenga, chairman and chief executive of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., as its new chairman. Steven Berrard, Blockbuster vice chairman, president and chief operating officer, was named Spelling president and chief executive. Aaron Spelling, chairman and chief executive of Spelling Television, was named vice chairman of the company.
May 22, 1997
Jeffrey Yapp, 38, was named to oversee all of Twentieth Century Fox's worldwide home video operations. Yapp, who previously ran the international video operations, was named to the new post of worldwide president of Fox's home entertainment division by studio chief Bill Mechanic. Before the announcement, Fox's domestic and international home video operations were run separately under different executives. * Peter H. Bachmann was named president of Spelling Entertainment Group Inc.
March 22, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Blockbuster Offers a Credit Card: With Paramount Studios as a backdrop, Blockbuster Entertainment, NationsBank and Visa U.S.A. executives unveiled a card that will give users credit toward entertainment purchases. Consumers who use the card to buy something will earn "Blockbuster Bucks," which in turn can be used as cash at Blockbuster Video, Blockbuster Music, Discovery Zone FunCenters and Paramount Parks locations nationwide, said Blockbuster Entertainment Group President Steven R. Berrard.
August 3, 1999 | Times Wire Services
AutoNation Inc. plans to separate its lackluster rental car business, which includes the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-a-Car chains, from its growing auto sales operations as Chairman H. Wayne Huizenga moves to boost the firm's lagging stock price. The nation's largest car retailer also said its president and chief operating officer, John H.
March 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Steven Berrard, the former chief executive of Blockbuster Inc. and co-founder of AutoNation Inc., on Monday announced his latest business venture -- leading a group that is buying the fast-growing smoothie chain Jamba Juice Co. Berrard-led Services Acquisition Corp. International said it was paying $265 million for the privately held Jamba Juice, which is based in San Francisco.
In the midst of its search for a new chief executive, car retailing behemoth AutoNation Inc. is keeping up its blistering growth pace. The company said Thursday it has agreed to buy 16 new-car dealerships in four states for $200 million, including the nine-franchise York Automotive Group in Valencia. The purchases would give AutoNation, the country's largest independent auto retailer, 394 new-car franchises in 276 dealerships nationwide.
September 25, 1999 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Automotive retailing giant AutoNation Inc. has hired Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. President Michael J. Jackson as its new chief executive in a move intended to bolster the company's management as it tries to build a national brand and shift its emphasis from selling used cars to new ones. Jackson, 50, will join Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based AutoNation Oct. 11.
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