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December 24, 1998 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has antique-looking wood shutters, chandeliers and gooseneck lamps. Not what you'd expect to find in a supermarket. Ralphs Grocery Co. unveiled the new look last month when it opened its first Fresh Fare store at Wilshire Boulevard and Bundy Drive in Brentwood. Since then, Compton-based Ralphs has converted four other Ralphs to upscale Fresh Fare stores in a bid to lure customers with gourmet tastes.
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December 24, 1998 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has antique-looking wood shutters, chandeliers and gooseneck lamps. Not what you'd expect to find in a supermarket. Ralphs Grocery Co. unveiled the new look last month when it opened its first Fresh Fare store at Wilshire Boulevard and Bundy Drive in Brentwood. Since then, Compton-based Ralphs has converted four other Ralphs to upscale Fresh Fare stores in a bid to lure customers with gourmet tastes.
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BUSINESS
March 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Albertson's Inc. Plans Expansion: The Boise-based supermarket operator said it plans to open 35 to 40 new stores in Southern California over the next five years--including six this year. Currently, Albertson's has 101 stores in Southern California. The company said it will spend $3.37 billion to open 351 stores in the United States under a five-year expansion plan. The company currently operates 720 stores in 19 states.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Albertson's Inc. Plans Expansion: The Boise-based supermarket operator said it plans to open 35 to 40 new stores in Southern California over the next five years--including six this year. Currently, Albertson's has 101 stores in Southern California. The company said it will spend $3.37 billion to open 351 stores in the United States under a five-year expansion plan. The company currently operates 720 stores in 19 states.
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March 2, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ and MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writers
Boys Markets--the 54-store Los Angeles supermarket chain built on catering to Southern California's burgeoning minority communities--said Tuesday that it has received a $130.7-million takeover offer, reportedly from a wealthy Mexican family. The announcement comes as the Los Angeles supermarket industry is being shaken by a round of takeovers and mergers.
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January 26, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
The gig: Miguel Gonzalez Reynoso, 63, is co-president of Northgate Gonzalez Markets, a chain of family-owned supermarkets in Southern California. Its first store was small, a 2,500-square-foot market that opened in Anaheim in 1980. Recognize a good name: That store on Anaheim Boulevard took over space formerly occupied by a market called Northgate. The family couldn't afford to change the sign, so it kept the name. Now, he's happy they did. "We came to think of Northgate as the door of opportunity for us, coming from the south," said Gonzalez Reynoso, whose large family, with 13 brothers and sisters, hails from Mexico's Jalisco state.
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July 20, 1999
Arden Group Inc., Los Angeles, announced that its subsidiary, Gelson's Markets, has leased the former site of a Hughes Market at 4520 Van Nuys Blvd. in Sherman Oaks and plans to open a Gelson's Market at that location in August. The company currently operates 13 Gelson's and Mayfair supermarkets in Southern California.
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September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federated, Allied Want More Time to File Plan: Federated Department Stores and Allied Stores will ask for more time to file a plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, lawyers for the companies said. The retailers, which own Ralphs supermarkets in Southern California, had intended to file the plan and a financial disclosure statement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week.
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