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Levi Strauss & Co.

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  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: May consumer credit, May JOLTS job openings, Redbook and ICSC-Goldman Sachs retail sales for period ending July 5 Local earnings: None Other earnings: Alcoa Inc., Bob Evans Farms Inc., Container Store Group, GenCorp Inc., General Mills Inc.,...
  • A Funky Concept: Don't Wash Your Jeans

    I don't think there is any question that jeans are the most complicated member of the pants world. Jeans come in so many different sizes, shapes, fits, styles and degrees of wear and tear — including pre-torn — that they actually require a...
  • Marketing mattresses: Behind the Sit 'n Sleep commercials [VIDEO]

    The commercials are a staple of Southern California culture: Sit 'n Sleep co-owner and co-founder Larry Miller promises to beat his competitors’ prices “or your mattress is freeeeeeee!” He goes on camera to squeal the slogan only...
  • Levi Strauss eliminating 800 jobs to cut costs

    Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco apparel company best known for its denim clothing, said it will remove 800 jobs as part of an effort to cut $175 million to $200 million in costs. The so-called global productivity initiative will roll out over...
  • March retail sales struggle to grow amid cool weather, later Easter

    Retailers had a middling March, watching their sales improve from a frigid February while struggling to beat their performance from the same month last year. Two main factors impeded growth last month, according to several reports released Thursday....
  • Piece of Mind: Letters from some read-in fans

    A large envelope addressed to me in cursive handwriting was delivered to our home mailbox last week. A quick glance at the return address suggested I was in for a special treat. La Caņada Elementary School teacher Sue Fuelling had earlier alerted me via...
  • Iconic can be affordable with these pieces

    Ever since I was a teenager, the occasional clothing purchase has prompted my mom to say, "I used to have that when I was your age!" If I recall, it started with colorful Lacoste polo shirts and the pairing of baby pink with kelly green, both of which...
  • How I Made It: Carisa Bianchi, president of ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day

    How I Made It: Carisa Bianchi, president of ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day
    The gig: Carisa Bianchi is president of TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles' largest advertising agency, which has about 520 employees and creates ads for Pepsi, Gatorade, Southwest Airlines, Adidas, Nissan, Jimmy Dean and Crate & Barrel. "Black sheep": Bianchi...
  • Deborah Aldrete Hoppe

    Deborah Aldrete Hoppe
    Deborah Aldrete Hoppe Deborah (Debbie) Aldrete Hoppe of Piedmont, CA, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 8, 2013.  Debbie’s motto was, “family and friends first.”  She was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt...
  • Chris Erskine faces up to his face and gives Botox a shot

    Chris Erskine faces up to his face and gives Botox a shot
    Not so much a typical candidate for Botox, except that I have a face like a garden glove — sun-baked and ripped by boot and fist. If Levi Strauss made faces, I'd be a 42 regular. And stone-washed. Don't mean to brag, that's just the face I have....
  • Apple hires Burberry CEO to head its retail division

    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. has hired Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts to run its retail division, hoping her background melding technology, fashion and commerce will be the right mix to navigate the future of the stores that have been a...