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April 7, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Supermarket Workers Strike in Northern California: United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 870 spokesman Len Konecny said 15,000 meat cutters, food clerks and baggers walked off their jobs at more than 200 Safeway stores shortly after midnight Wednesday. Pickets went up at Safeway stores from Fresno to the Oregon border.
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April 7, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Supermarket Workers Strike in Northern California: United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 870 spokesman Len Konecny said 15,000 meat cutters, food clerks and baggers walked off their jobs at more than 200 Safeway stores shortly after midnight Wednesday. Pickets went up at Safeway stores from Fresno to the Oregon border.
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BUSINESS
August 8, 1991
Richard E. Goodspeed, 54, president of Lucky supermarkets' Northern California stores, has been named to a new position in charge of the chain's outlets throughout the state. The move was precipitated by the departure of William E. Yingling, president of Lucky's Southern California division. Yingling has been named chairman and chief executive of Thrifty Corp. Richard E. Fredericksen, 51, has been named executive vice president and general manager for Lucky's Northern California division.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1995 | From Reuters
The Lucky Stores supermarket chain began locking out its workers in Northern California as a labor dispute spread to more than 400 stores. Lucky began locking out its union employees in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday night, company spokeswoman Roberta Wong said. By midnight Friday, she said, all 180 Lucky stores in Northern California, as well as 17 Save Marts in the Bay Area, were to have locked out their workers.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1997 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Oregon retail giant will acquire the Utah-based Smith's Food & Drug Centers in a merger that is expected to boost the fortunes of Yucaipa Cos., the Los Angeles investment firm that controls Ralphs Grocery Co. Yucaipa owns a minority stake in Smith's, and the merger was engineered by Ron Burkle, who is both head of the investment firm and chief executive of Smith's. Under the deal announced Monday, the Portland-based Fred Meyer Inc. will buy Smith's for $720 million in stock.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1992
A small tortilla manufacturer in Newport Beach announced Friday that it has signed agreements with two supermarket chains that will allow it to expand its market into Northern California and Illinois. Catalina Foods Corp., which makes tortillas under the Familia de Sonora brand, said it will sell its tortillas at Jewel Food Stores' 227 supermarkets in the Chicago area and 67 Raley's Supermarkets in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1992 | MARTHA GROVES
The last few months have been enlightening for Sat Santokh Singh Khalsa. After nearly three decades of peace, civil rights and environmental activism, Khalsa--an ex-New Yorker who sports the flowing beard and white turban of a Sikh--is finding out that it's possible to actually make some money while trying to save the Earth. With four children in college, he said, the timing couldn't be better. Khalsa, 52, and his partner, Steve Bogoff, run Rainforest Products Inc.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Stores said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with the state Attorney General's Office that will allow the company to merge its Alpha Beta and Lucky supermarkets in Northern California. Salt Lake City-based American Stores will sell about 13 of its 36 Alpha Beta stores in Northern California. The 23 other stores north of San Luis Obispo, Kern and San Bernardino counties will immediately be renamed Lucky and put under the management of that chain.
NEWS
March 12, 1986 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
State and federal agricultural officials have reached a stalemate over a recent Sacramento decision to bar Mexican citrus fruit from entering California. The ban was imposed Feb. 24 after larvae of the dreaded Mexican fruit fly turned up in a box of oranges at a border inspection station in Blythe, state Department of Food and Agriculture officials said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1987 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
Green and white signs are sprouting among the mounds of fresh fruits and vegetables that are the signature of Irvine Ranch Farmers Markets. The new signs, reporting "actual test results" from an outside laboratory, tout the nutritional value of the upscale supermarket's produce. One sign at the Beverly Center store called shoppers' attention to large nectarines that contain "29% more Vitamin A than the government reported average."
NEWS
July 23, 1989 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
Bob Cantisano is an organic farmer with a pony tail that reaches the small of his back. Everyone calls him Amigo Bob. Jack Pandol Sr. is an agribusinessman with thousands of acres of San Joaquin Valley farmland and an export operation that sells fruits and vegetables to more than 40 countries. He is a prominent Kern County Republican. In the past, the two men had little respect for each other's methods of farming.
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