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 Northern California and Boys ...
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