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K-Swiss Buys FV-Based Brands

Fountain Valley-based skate apparel and footwear maker One Distribution has been acquired by K-Swiss Global Brands on undisclosed terms.

By Mediha DiMartino June 2, 2015 8:08 a.m.   Share
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Asics Licensee Could Shutter Stores

Asics America Corp. in Irvine said it ended its retail operating agreement with Windsor Financial Group LLC and that it anticipates the former licensee will shutter its 13 stores in response, including the Fashion Island location in Newport Beach.

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June Sales Up for OC Automakers

Two of the four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in June, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Avanti Moves HQ to Costa Mesa

Avanti Restaurant Solutions said it moved its corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Costa Mesa.

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Del Taco-Levy Combo OK’d

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Holdings Inc. will be acquired and become a public company today, after shareholders in Chicago-based Levy Acquisition Corp. voted in favor of Levy’s acquisition of the Mexican-style fast food chain.

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Hyundai to Sponsor NFL

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley said it has become an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League.

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Johnny Rockets to Poland

Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets said Warsaw-based HDS Polska Group plans to open 10 Johnny Rockets over the next 10 years in Poland.

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Franchisee Switch for Johnny Rockets in UAE

A Dubai-based private equity firm bought 14 Johnny Rockets franchised restaurants in the United Arab Emirates from the franchisee group that runs them.

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Quiksilver in Creative Shift

Quiksilver Inc. said it’s taking a new global creative direction that “echoes the fertile environment of Quiksilver and the surf community in the 70s and 80s.”

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Juice It Up to Add NM Units

Irvine-based Juice It Up said Albuquerque franchisee It Takes Two LLC plans to add two locations in New Mexico.

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Taco Bell Parent Pursues India Franchise Deal

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.’s parent company plans to sell franchise rights in parts of India to three private equity firms, a news report in that country said.

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Anna’s Linens to Liquidate Inventory

Anna’s Linens Inc. in Costa Mesa has started what it describes as a going-out-of-business sale at its 252 retail locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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OC Auto Sales Up in May

Orange County auto dealers sold 14,596 vehicles in May, a 10.7% increase from the same period last year, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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OC Auto Sales Up in May

Orange County auto dealers sold 14,596 vehicles in May, an 10.7% increase from the same period last year, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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Fisker to Open Moreno Valley Plant

Costa Mesa-based Fisker Automotive and Technology Group said in a press release that its first U.S manufacturing plant for the relaunch of the Karma hybrid electric car will be in Moreno Valley.

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Habit Readies First Florida Location

Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. plans to open its first restaurant in Florida on June 24 in Delray Beach.