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July 19, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bigger isn't always better, as executives at Albertson's Inc. supermarket chain have learned the hard way after its difficult and costly acquisition of food and drug rival American Stores. Now the nation's No. 2 food retailer is taking steps to trim down, closing or selling 165 of its 2,541 stores in 25 out of 36 states in which it operates and eliminating up to 20% of its administrative and management jobs.
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BUSINESS
November 28, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Food 4 Less Supermarkets, parent company of the Alpha Beta and Viva grocery chains, said it will begin laying off about 300 people Friday in an effort to streamline its operations in Southern California. The idling of mostly part-time workers comes just five months after the company acquired 142 Alpha Beta stores in a $251-million deal.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Food 4 Less Supermarkets, parent company of the Alpha Beta and Viva grocery chains, said it will begin laying off about 300 people Friday in an effort to streamline its operations in Southern California. The idling of mostly part-time workers comes just five months after the company acquired 142 Alpha Beta stores in a $251-million deal.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bigger isn't always better, as executives at Albertson's Inc. supermarket chain have learned the hard way after its difficult and costly acquisition of food and drug rival American Stores. Now the nation's No. 2 food retailer is taking steps to trim down, closing or selling 165 of its 2,541 stores in 25 out of 36 states in which it operates and eliminating up to 20% of its administrative and management jobs.
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