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March 25, 1994 | By Bridget Mount, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Manny, Moe and Jack will be motoring down West Chester Pike to a new location late this year or early next. The Pep Boys on the 1100 block of West Chester Pike in Havertown will move to a Broomall location at the southwest corner of West Chester Pike and Springfield Road. The Marple Board of Commissioners approved the final land development plans for the new facility last week. The move will enable Pep Boys to open 11 service bays, which it cannot do at the Havertown location, said Al Meloro, national director of site development.
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June 23, 2015 | By Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lester Rosenfeld, 89, of Blue Bell, the son of a Pep Boys cofounder and an avid Philadelphia philanthropist, died Thursday, June 18, of lung cancer at home. Mr. Rosenfeld worked his way up in the automotive business from storing used auto parts in the back room to eventually following his father, Emanuel "Manny" Rosenfeld, into the East Falls corporate office. His father was one of the famed Pep Boys - Manny, Moe, and Jack - who in 1921 founded the auto supply and repair business in Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1987 | The Inquirer Staff
Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, the Philadelphia-based auto parts retailer, reported strongly higher earnings for the second quarter. The total number of stores reached 185 at the end of the quarter, and the company expects to open 31 new stores in the remainder of the fiscal year, 22 of them in the current quarter. PEP BOYS - MANNY, MOE & JACK (NYSE) 2 QTR. '87 2 QTR. '86 PCT. END 8/1 END 8/2 CHG. Sales (millions) $141.5 $125.3 +13 Net income (millions)
BUSINESS
May 21, 1994 | By Karl Stark and Susan Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack notched record sales and profits before adopting a change in accounting principles for the first quarter. Even with the one-time $4.3 million charge against earnings, profits and sales nearly equaled those of last year's first quarter. Pep Boys, which operates 387 stores in 29 states, opened a supercenter store in the first quarter in Columbus, Ohio, the first in that state, and another in Redlands, Calif. The firm expects to open 48 more supercenters during this fiscal year.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
Pep Boys' sales received a strong boost in the first quarter from the continued expansion of the Philadelphia-based chain of auto-parts stores. Most of the 21 percent increase in sales over the first quarter of 1988 came from new stores. Sales in stores open more than one year rose 7 percent, the company reported. Although the quarter's $7.63 million in net earnings were lower than those of a year ago, the $10 million in net earnings from the first quarter of 1988 were boosted by $5.34 million from an accounting change for tax purposes.
NEWS
October 25, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Benjamin Strauss, 71, the dashingly handsome scion and chairman of the Philadelphia-based Pep Boys auto-parts firm, known coast to coast for its timeless caricatures of Manny, Moe and Jack, died of prostate cancer Sunday at home in Haverford. The son of Maurice "Moe" Strauss, the ringleader of the original trio, Mr. Strauss joined Pep Boys in 1964 after practicing law in California. He was named president in 1975 and was chairman from 1978 until retiring in 1992. Mr. Strauss was not only successful in business, but he also was passionate about his family, the outdoors, philanthropy, the arts, and sports, particularly the Philadelphia Eagles.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1993 | By Susan Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack yesterday reported record sales and earnings for the first quarter. Sales at stores open for more than a year were up 3 percent during the quarter. The company opened three warehouse supercenters in the quarter and in April opened its first store in New England. Pep Boys, which operates 359 stores in 21 states, said it anticipated opening as many as 37 additional automotive supercenters this year, including its first stores in Arkansas, Rhode Island, Missouri and Illinois.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2008 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pep Boy mechanics aren't paid by commission. That ruling by a federal appellate panel earlier this month may make the Philadelphia-based auto-parts and service company liable for millions of dollars of overtime pay for 140 to 200 current and former mechanics. And that would be the other shoe to fall in the six-year-old overtime pay case that has already cost the company millions of dollars involving pay for 5,600 Pep Boys employees. The May 15 ruling sends the case back to district court in Nashville for further action.
NEWS
September 18, 1995 | By Rena Singer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Though the owners of the plots charred by the borough's March 7 fire still hope for a knight in shining armor to buy up their ashen properties, their greatest hope - Pep Boys - has its mind set on another borough site, local officials said. Days after the fire, Pep Boys representatives had given property owners hope in meetings with borough officials. But Jayne Musoyne-Whitney, the borough's planning director, said the company was now interested in a property just west of the scene of the fire, in the first block of East Main Street near the courthouse.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1992 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, the Philadelphia-based auto-store chain, yesterday reported record revenues for the fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended Feb. 2. The company also posted a substantial increase in quarterly profits over the same period a year earlier. While the big fourth-quarter earnings helped bring profits for the year to a record, Pep Boys officials were not completely happy with the relatively mild profit increase over the previous fiscal year. During the year, the company opened 27 automotive centers and closed three older outlets, leaving it with 337 stores in 18 states as of Feb. 1. Without the new stores, the company said, its sales for the year grew just 5 percent in stores that also were operating the previous year.
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June 23, 2015 | By Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lester Rosenfeld, 89, of Blue Bell, the son of a Pep Boys cofounder and an avid Philadelphia philanthropist, died Thursday, June 18, of lung cancer at home. Mr. Rosenfeld worked his way up in the automotive business from storing used auto parts in the back room to eventually following his father, Emanuel "Manny" Rosenfeld, into the East Falls corporate office. His father was one of the famed Pep Boys - Manny, Moe, and Jack - who in 1921 founded the auto supply and repair business in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
"How dry I am, how wet I'll be, if I don't find the bathroom key. " NOT SO very long ago, the urge to go was the first clue that we'd had too much to drink at a bar, party or concert. Other telltale signs? The inability to walk a straight line or finish a thought. And irrepressible laughter when watching an Adam Sandler movie. Then there were the really glum signals - being arrested for DUI or, by far the worst, getting into an accident. That could leave you with a lifetime of regret, expensive legal fees, a suspended license or even jail time.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
FROM THE coolest cars to the sexiest TVs, helpful health nudgers to smart playthings for your little ones, this year's International CES had something for every gadgeteer. Gizmo Guy is still coming down from the rush and overload - Five days! 20,000 products! - but rarin' to share my personal best discoveries at the show. TOYOTA MIRAI: While self-driving cars garnered media attention, Toyota's hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered Mirai sedan was the real world-changer. It manages 0 to 60 mph in 9 seconds, runs 300 miles on a tank of the air-extract, refuels in four minutes and is so pollution-free you can leave it running in the garage during a power outage to supply emergency power for up to a week!
BUSINESS
September 28, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a shake-up of its leadership, Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack announced Friday that chief executive officer Michael Odell had resigned, effective immediately. The familiar Philadelphia auto-parts and service company said director John Sweetwood, 66, would be interim CEO while the board searches for a permanent CEO from among internal and external candidates. Odell, 50, joined Pep Boys in September 2007 as chief operating officer. Before that, he had been executive vice president and general manager of Sears Retail & Specialty Stores.
SPORTS
September 3, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
A slight drizzle began falling, but the teenagers filling up two flatbed trucks in the Acme parking lot didn't appear bothered. This parade assembling in the lot in Newtown Square, Delaware County, was for them. "Everybody look over, there's Mrs. Mathes," a coach told the Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth baseball players on the two trucks. Suzanne Mathes, up on the sidewalk, focused her camera on both trucks. She had grandsons on each, and each were national champs. Sunday's parade was to honor the 15-year-old and 13-year-old teams from Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Golden Gate Capital , the San Francisco firm that has agreed to pay $2.1 billion for Darden Group's ailing Red Lobster restaurant chain, relies for most of its financing for the deal on property mogul Nicholas Schorsch , who has built a national real estate finance business since moving his base from Jenkintown to New York during the last recession. Schorsch's American Realty Capital Properties Inc. agreed last week to pay $1.5 billion for more than 500 Red Lobster restaurants, which it plans to lease back to Golden Gate to try to fix. Golden Gate, which also owns Payless ShoeSource, Eddie Bauer , and California Pizza Kitchens , is borrowing from Deutsche Bank and other lenders to raise the remaining $600 million for an attempted turnaround of Red Lobster's business and brand, which has suffered as shrimp prices have soared and newer eating places have grabbed customers.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Ken Sylvester, the road to being a tire mogul started under the hood. Sylvester, president of United Tire & Service Co., began his career as an auto mechanic. A switch to tires, and a quarter-century later, Sylvester finds himself leading a David vs. Goliath effort to keep local dealers like himself on equal footing against the Pep Boys and Mr. Tires of the world. "There are a lot of large tire chains coming into the market and buying up as many of the mom-and-pop shops as they can," said Sylvester, who started in the business, with a partner, by owning stores in Ambler and Bustleton.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2014
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers , a nonprofit professional association in Exton, has hired Lindsay Johnston as senior vice president, operations. Johnston, who played a leading role in the post-merger transition of Comcast Programming Properties employees to NBCUniversal, has been senior vice president, human resources, for Comcast Programming Properties. Prior to Comcast, she served as deputy general counsel and later as vice president, human resources, with PJM Interconnection.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jane Scaccetti, a certified public accountant, the well-connected chair of Temple Health System , a director of Pep Boys , and ex-wife of State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo , dances in front of City Hall. Ronald Drucker , CPA and law school grad, steps lively in a video montage of bopping tax partners. Associates and interns bop out of cubicles, shimmy in hallways, and spill through the Market Street West skyscraper district, sort of in time. It's not Soul Train , or American Bandstand , or the smooth dancers-in-suits show over the elevator banks at Comcast headquarters.
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert P. Strauss, 82, a former Bryn Mawr resident and Pep Boys Auto Stores executive, died of causes related to aging Thursday, March 20, at his retirement home in Manalapan, Fla. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Merion, Mr. Strauss graduated from Episcopal Academy. A standout athlete, he led the school in varsity basketball and was chosen an All-Philadelphia player in 1948 and 1949. He went to Duke University on an athletic scholarship and was coached by the legendary Red Auerbach, who went on to fame as coach of the Boston Celtics.
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