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December 30, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Three Sears stores in California are among 79 stores nationwide slated to be closed after a dismal holiday season prompted Sears Holdings Corp. to retool its strategy. The Illinois retailer on Thursday posted a list of 41 Sears and 38 Kmart outlets targeted for closure, the first wave of the 100 to 120 stores the company plans to shut down. Two Sears stores in San Diego and one in El Monte will close at a date to be determined. No Kmart stores in the state are on the list.
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BUSINESS
July 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
There's a new kind of Starbucks coming to California: The coffee chain is planning to set up one of its Evolution Fresh Inc. juiceries in San Francisco this fall. The Seattle company already operates hundreds of coffee outlets around the Golden State. But the Evolution Fresh location in the Bay Area will be the first of its kind outside Washington. Starbucks on Friday opened its second juice store in downtown Seattle, a few months after launching the chain in Bellevue, Wash. The company is planning to open yet another in Seattle soon.
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BUSINESS
June 12, 2009 | Andrea Chang
Macy's Inc. plans to open two new stores in California this year in former Gottschalks locations. The stores are in the Central Valley: River Park in Fresno and Visalia Mall in Visalia, the company said Thursday. Both are expected to open in the fall before the holiday shopping season begins. Each store will offer apparel and accessories as well as a limited assortment of home merchandise. The two stores will employ about 250 people in all.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2012 | By Shan Li
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $2.1 million for not complying with a judgment against the chain for overcharging customers in California, the attorney general's office said. The 2008 judgment had directed the retailer to fix pricing errors discovered during a government investigation into its California stores. The 2005 investigation found that 164 Wal-Mart stores in the state had scanned some items at higher prices than advertised on shelves and signs.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
There's a new kind of Starbucks coming to California: The coffee chain is planning to set up one of its Evolution Fresh Inc. juiceries in San Francisco this fall. The Seattle company already operates hundreds of coffee outlets around the Golden State. But the Evolution Fresh location in the Bay Area will be the first of its kind outside Washington. Starbucks on Friday opened its second juice store in downtown Seattle, a few months after launching the chain in Bellevue, Wash. The company is planning to open yet another in Seattle soon.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Like the redcoats of yesteryear, British retail giant Tesco is finding America hard to win over. Seven California grocery stores are among 12 underperforming locations nationwide to be closed by Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in an effort to boost profitability. The stores in California — in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Baldwin Park, Fountain Valley, Fresno, Hemet and Ontario — will close within the next few weeks, along with four stores in Phoenix and one in Las Vegas, company spokesman Brendan Wonnacott said.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most of the nation's large retail chains on Thursday reported modest sales increases for August, but sales in California appeared to lag behind, in part because of the long state budget crisis. Nationwide retail sales rose an average of 4.7% compared to the same period last year despite a late Labor Day holiday, which delayed back-to-school shopping. Labor Day, which traditionally marks the end of summer vacation, falls a week later this year than in 1991.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1998 | Dow Jones
HomeBase Inc. said it plans to open three 110,000-square-foot home improvement retail stores in California and one in Phoenix. The Irvine home improvement retailer said it expects to open stores in Norco, Norwalk and Phoenix in the first half of next year, and a site in Los Angeles later in the year or early in 2000. Separately, HomeBase said it expects to open an Everett, Wash., outlet in October but delayed the opening of a second store in the same city until next year.
OPINION
May 25, 1997
In recent months, state legislators have heard countless hours of testimony about how the agency that regulates HMOs, the Department of Corporations, has been remiss in its oversight of the $34-billion-a-year industry. Earlier this month, for instance, consumer advocates described instances in which the department had failed to challenge some HMOs when they denied medical care that their own doctors deemed necessary. And earlier this year, Sen.
NEWS
June 11, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wal-Mart, the Bentonville, Ark.-based discounter with more than 1,400 stores nationwide, is now poised to invade California. The company plans to open 10 stores in California in 1990 and 1991, with most to be located in the interior sections of the state. This year, it will open stores in Lancaster, Victorville, El Centro, Madera, Modesto, Ridgecrest and Stockton. In 1991, it plans stores in Elk Grove, Hanford and Bakersfield.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Like the redcoats of yesteryear, British retail giant Tesco is finding America hard to win over. Seven California grocery stores are among 12 underperforming locations nationwide to be closed by Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in an effort to boost profitability. The stores in California — in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Baldwin Park, Fountain Valley, Fresno, Hemet and Ontario — will close within the next few weeks, along with four stores in Phoenix and one in Las Vegas, company spokesman Brendan Wonnacott said.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Three Sears stores in California are among 79 stores nationwide slated to be closed after a dismal holiday season prompted Sears Holdings Corp. to retool its strategy. The Illinois retailer on Thursday posted a list of 41 Sears and 38 Kmart outlets targeted for closure, the first wave of the 100 to 120 stores the company plans to shut down. Two Sears stores in San Diego and one in El Monte will close at a date to be determined. No Kmart stores in the state are on the list.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2010 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times
The nation's largest pharmacy chain will pay a record fine for illegally selling large amounts of a key methamphetamine ingredient to criminal traffickers, a problem that prosecutors say led to a surge in production of the widely abused drug in California. CVS Pharmacy Inc. agreed to pay a $75-million fine and forfeit $2.6 million in profits on the unlawful sales of pseudoephedrine in California and Nevada in 2007 and 2008, according to federal prosecutors based in Los Angeles. The penalty is the largest for a civil violation of the Controlled Substances Act, a 40-year-old law that is more often aimed at street dealers and narcotics traffickers.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2009 | Andrea Chang
Macy's Inc. plans to open two new stores in California this year in former Gottschalks locations. The stores are in the Central Valley: River Park in Fresno and Visalia Mall in Visalia, the company said Thursday. Both are expected to open in the fall before the holiday shopping season begins. Each store will offer apparel and accessories as well as a limited assortment of home merchandise. The two stores will employ about 250 people in all.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2003 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
A $10 gift card and lots of bargains trumped war fears and worries about the economy for thousands of Southern Californians as shoppers beat a path to 28 Kohl's stores on their grand opening Friday. "It's like the day after Thanksgiving, times two," said Paul Williams, a Paramount resident who bought a crock pot, blender, pillow and two bath towels at a Kohl's in Huntington Beach. "I got all that for $37. You can't beat that."
BUSINESS
January 15, 2003 | Abigail Goldman and Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writers
Nicole Williams of Westchester has long counted on her local Kmart for toys, clothes and bedding. Above everything, the 34-year-old mother always came back to the retailer's store in Inglewood because of the low-cost merchandise. Now, Williams says, she doesn't know where she'll go to shop. The Inglewood store was one of 19 in California -- and 326 across the country -- that Kmart Corp.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2003 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
A $10 gift card and lots of bargains trumped war fears and worries about the economy for thousands of Southern Californians as shoppers beat a path to 28 Kohl's stores on their grand opening Friday. "It's like the day after Thanksgiving, times two," said Paul Williams, a Paramount resident who bought a crock pot, blender, pillow and two bath towels at a Kohl's in Huntington Beach. "I got all that for $37. You can't beat that."
BUSINESS
July 5, 1998 | Dow Jones
HomeBase Inc. said it plans to open three 110,000-square-foot home improvement retail stores in California and one in Phoenix. The Irvine home improvement retailer said it expects to open stores in Norco, Norwalk and Phoenix in the first half of next year, and a site in Los Angeles later in the year or early in 2000. Separately, HomeBase said it expects to open an Everett, Wash., outlet in October but delayed the opening of a second store in the same city until next year.
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