Building an Empire

1982: Ron Burkle forms Yucaipa Capital Group; tries to acquire Stater Bros. Markets, where his father had been president, but is unsuccessful. 1986: Yucaipa acquires Jurgensen's Grocery Co., an old-line Southern California retailer. 1987: Yucaipa sells Jurgensen's and buys Falley's, Topeka, Kan.; also invests in Almacs Supermarkets, East Providence, R.I. 1988: Yucaipa buys Cala Foods, a small Northern

1982: Ron Burkle forms Yucaipa Capital Group; tries to acquire Stater Bros. Markets, where his father had been president, but is unsuccessful.

1986: Yucaipa acquires Jurgensen's Grocery Co., an old-line Southern California retailer.

1987: Yucaipa sells Jurgensen's and buys Falley's, Topeka, Kan.; also invests in Almacs Supermarkets, East Providence, R.I.

1988: Yucaipa buys Cala Foods, a small Northern California chain.

1989: Yucaipa buys Bell Markets in Norther

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