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February 5, 1994 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several of the state's major supermarket chains said Friday that for now they will not carry products from cows treated with a genetically engineered hormone that makes the animals give more milk. The grocers say they have not taken a stance on the synthetic bovine somatotropin, or BST, but that their suppliers--dairy cooperatives, creameries and processors--have told them they will not handle milk coming from dairy farms where BST will be used.
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June 7, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Grocery store chain Albertsons, a division of SuperValu Inc., is laying off as many as 2,500 workers at its supermarkets in Southern California and Nevada in an effort to slash costs amid slumping sales. The layoffs, which begin June 17, will affect a "small number" of employees at every Albertsons store in the two states, company spokeswoman Lilia Rodriguez said. The chain operates 213 supermarkets in California and 34 in Nevada. Rodriguez declined to comment on the number of lost jobs in Los Angeles, but said most payroll reductions will affect California.
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April 21, 1996 | Margo Kaufman, Margo Kaufman is the author of "This Damn House! (My Subcontract with America)," published in March by Villard. Her last article for the magazine was on voice-overs
I'm here at the new Ralphs in West Hollywood. I'm standing in front of a self-service Mediterranean olive bar, where, for $5.99 a pound, customers can load up on pimento, stuffed martini, black Greek, sun-dried black Greek, Nafplion, picholine, Nicoises, almond, garlic-stuffed, black garlic-stuffed . . . . I've got nothing against olives, but why do I have this Dorothy-in-Oz feeling?
BUSINESS
December 6, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
West Coast supermarket powerhouse Safeway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy closely held Genuardi's Family Markets Inc. for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its presence in the East. The purchase will give Safeway 36 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, 33 under the Genuardi's name and three under its Zagara's division. Genuardi's has about $1 billion in annual sales and employs about 7,000 people. Pleasanton, Calif.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
West Coast supermarket powerhouse Safeway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy closely held Genuardi's Family Markets Inc. for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its presence in the East. The purchase will give Safeway 36 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, 33 under the Genuardi's name and three under its Zagara's division. Genuardi's has about $1 billion in annual sales and employs about 7,000 people. Pleasanton, Calif.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Grocery store chain Albertsons, a division of SuperValu Inc., is laying off as many as 2,500 workers at its supermarkets in Southern California and Nevada in an effort to slash costs amid slumping sales. The layoffs, which begin June 17, will affect a "small number" of employees at every Albertsons store in the two states, company spokeswoman Lilia Rodriguez said. The chain operates 213 supermarkets in California and 34 in Nevada. Rodriguez declined to comment on the number of lost jobs in Los Angeles, but said most payroll reductions will affect California.
REAL ESTATE
September 20, 1987
Pacific Coast Plaza, an $11-million shopping center, is under construction in Pismo Beach, just off U.S. 101 at Oakpark Boulevard. The developer is Arnold-Pacific Properties. The new 15-acre, 158,000-square-foot center is expected to generate $50 million a year in gross sales, according to Kimberly Horovitz, vice president and director of leasing for Arnold-Pacific. The project will be anchored by the first Albertson's supermarket in California's central coast.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1992
Advantage Life Products Inc. in Laguna Hills says it has struck a deal with Albertson's Inc. to market test a new cholesterol management product in the supermarket chain's California and Arizona stores. Called CholestControl, the product will be displayed in Albertson's pharmacies beginning this month. More stores could get the nutrition supplement if the market test proves lucrative.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2006
I was delighted to read "Songs of Ourselves," [April 16], but I was surprised Christopher Reynolds didn't acknowledge Allen Ginsberg's wonderful poem "A Supermarket in California." In it, Ginsberg imagines trailing Walt Whitman through the aisles of a grocery store as the older poet eyes the shop boys and asks, "Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?" Toward the end of the poem, Ginsberg follows Whitman out into the night and addresses him as "dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage teacher."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
George Annino remembers delivering bags of groceries last holiday season to homes in upscale Agoura Hills neighborhoods, places you ordinarily wouldn't think would have such people in need. But such is life in suburbia these days, where for some the economic boom has faded, leaving breadwinners jobless and their families hungry. Annino, who organized last year's food delivery, is a retired businessman who has been involved in local charity work the past 14 years.
MAGAZINE
April 21, 1996 | Margo Kaufman, Margo Kaufman is the author of "This Damn House! (My Subcontract with America)," published in March by Villard. Her last article for the magazine was on voice-overs
I'm here at the new Ralphs in West Hollywood. I'm standing in front of a self-service Mediterranean olive bar, where, for $5.99 a pound, customers can load up on pimento, stuffed martini, black Greek, sun-dried black Greek, Nafplion, picholine, Nicoises, almond, garlic-stuffed, black garlic-stuffed . . . . I've got nothing against olives, but why do I have this Dorothy-in-Oz feeling?
BUSINESS
February 5, 1994 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several of the state's major supermarket chains said Friday that for now they will not carry products from cows treated with a genetically engineered hormone that makes the animals give more milk. The grocers say they have not taken a stance on the synthetic bovine somatotropin, or BST, but that their suppliers--dairy cooperatives, creameries and processors--have told them they will not handle milk coming from dairy farms where BST will be used.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1996 | GEORGE WHITE
Safeway is high on several Times 100 charts, and it has led the employment chart for several years. It operates 1,057 stores in the United States and Canada. But the prospects for future employment growth for the Oakland-based grocery company dimmed when a union representing 18,000 clerks, baggers and butchers launched a strike against the company's California Safeway stores in April 1995. A prolonged strike could have put a far-reaching financial strain on Safeway.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
China's booming economy has spelled trouble for many U.S. farmers who have lost market share to low-cost Chinese imports. But some California growers are cashing in on China's increasing wealth and growing hunger for table grapes, almonds and other high-quality fruits and nuts that don't grow as well in the Asian nation. Such high-priced commodities helped drive the value of U.S. agricultural exports to China from less than $1.9 billion in 2001 to nearly $6.7 billion last year.
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