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Tilly’s Inc. in Irvine has appointed Edmond Thomas, former chief executive of Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal LLC, its president and chief executive, effective Oct. 12.
Hurley International LLC Chief Executive and Founder Bob Hurley is retiring from the company, according to parent company Nike Inc.
Taco Bell Corp.’s sales rose 7% in its most recent quarter, leading the way for parent Yum Brands Inc.’s fast food chains and outpacing Yum's overall results.
An investor in Switzerland has bought a majority stake in one of the largest franchisee groups for Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley plans to recall about 470,000 Sonatas over a condition that might cause engines to stall, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., a British automaker that has its Americas region headquarters in Irvine, hired Laura Schwab to run its operations here.
Two of the four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in September, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.
Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. said three franchisees will open 27 locations in central California. The company didn’t give a time frame for the expansion.
Del Taco Restaurants Inc. board member Ari Levy and four investors bought the Wieners Circle hot dog stand in Chicago and are likely to expand the concept.
RETAIL: Nonprofit gets room to do strategic merchandising
Goodwill of Orange County plans to reshape the merchandising and logistics behind its retail business with a move to a 154,040-square-foot distribution center in Tustin by year’s end.
About 415 people celebrated innovation and the people who create it at the Business Journal’s inaugural Innovator of the Year awards last week at the Hotel Irvine.
Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group will open its first Johnny’s Burger Factory fast-casual location in Buffalo, N.Y. this week.
The Mazda Foundation announced a $500,000 grant to Irvine-based Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
Asics America Corp. in Irvine hired Gene McCarthy as its new chief executive, effective Oct. 1, to replace Kevin Wulff, who will retire at the end of the year.