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Levi Strauss to close 11 plants, slash 5,900 jobs

NEW YORK -- Levi Strauss, the company that put baby boomers in jeans but has been shunned...said John Ermatinger, president of the Americas division for Levi Strauss. "We need to get better at getting intimate with our consumer and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/23/bus_254175.shtml
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Teens losing interest in Levis

To understand why Levi Strauss & Co. has begun to falter, look...6 billion last year. Monday, Levi Strauss, which began making blue jeans...tumbled to No. 8. The seeds of Levi Strauss' troubles were planted earlier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/24/bus_254289.shtml
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Levis will lay off 871 workers in Valdosta

...VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Major restructuring aimed at making Levi Strauss & Co. more competitive and profitable will cost 871...Brad Williams, a Levi spokesman. Overall sales at Levi Strauss fell 13 percent last year to $6 billion. It was the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/24/bus_254293.shtml
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Casual days flourish in workplace

...least occasionally, according to Levi Strauss & Co.'s 1997 National Businesswear...work in an impeccable suit. The Levi Strauss survey found that 61 percent of...casual businesswear division of Levi Strauss, said Levi is taking advantage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/06/bus_246639.shtml
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Faded glory: Gap, Levi seek youth formula

...youth, be sure to tell executives at Gap Inc. and Levi Strauss & Co. These twin icons of San Francisco fashion have...Levi's troubles stem from its glorious past. In 1873, Levi Strauss and his fellow immigrant Jacob Davis began fastening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/30/bus_341324.shtml
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Levi's struggles to recapture youth market

...preeminent jeans manufacturer, Levi Strauss & Co. The denim market is raging, but Levi Strauss has been losing ground to designers...great-great-grand-nephew of Levi Strauss -- that prides itself on its dedication...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/16/bus_226160.shtml
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...cut production. Levi's president retires SAN FRANCISCO -- Peter Jacobi, president and chief operating officer of Levi Strauss & Co., announced his retirement Monday in the wake of sagging sales in the youth market. In 1997, Levi's sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/11/bus_249853.shtml
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Additional business news

...cut production. Levi's president retires SAN FRANCISCO -- Peter Jacobi, president and chief operating officer of Levi Strauss & Co., announced his retirement Monday in the wake of sagging sales in the youth market. In 1997, Levi's sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/12/bus_249939.shtml
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Apparel retailers and manufacturers chase after hassle-free apparel

...garments come out of the washer and dryer. Stain-resistant and wrinkle-free shirts, pioneered by companies like Levi Strauss & Co.'s Dockers brand and Liz Claiborne Inc., are being marketed by a growing number of retailers ranging from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/05/liv_417921.shtml
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Business briefs

...promote talking as an alternative to typing or moving a mouse. Levi stops selling on own Web sites SAN FRANCISCO -- Levi Strauss & Co. will stop selling its products online through its own Web sites. The announcement, which was made Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/30/bus_275677.shtml
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