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Former Asics Boss Looks to Future With Nostalgia Brand

APPAREL: Wulff, private equity team up for deal with adidasKevin Wulff is back in the game.

By Mediha DiMartino July 25, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Johnny Rockets Names New CEO

Lake Forest-based restaurant franchisor Johnny Rockets Group Inc. named John Maguire president and chief executive officer.

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Volcom Down in First 6 Months

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. posted $121.8 million in revenue for the first half of 2016, a 14.9% decrease compared to the same period last year, according to Kering, its Paris-based parent.

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Taco Bell CEO to Harley Board

Taco Bell Chief Executive Brian Niccol has joined the board of directors at Harley-Davidson Inc., the maker of motorcycles in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Vans Sales Jump Headlines Parent’s Quarter

Vans Inc. revenue was up 4% in July quarter, according to its Greenboro, N.C.-based parent, VF Corp.

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TIAA Takes Pacific City Stake

Huntington Beach’s Pacific City shopping center has seen a change in ownership.

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Apparel Company Buys Firm

Contravisual Brands Group LLC acquired Los Alamitos-based Sullen Clothing Inc. on undisclosed terms.

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El Pollo Loco Debuts Design in Dallas

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will debut new design elements for its restaurants when it enters the Dallas-Fort Worth market in August with two franchised locations.

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Bravo Buys Skateboard Co.

Bravo Sports Corp. in Santa Fe Springs bought Sector 9 in La Jolla on undisclosed terms.

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Most OC Auto Brands Below U.S. Pace

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

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Drybar Sells Stake to Atlanta PE Firm

Drybar Holdings LLC in Irvine sold a minority stake to Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, for an undisclosed amount.

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NB Firm in $10B VW Settlement

Newport Beach-based law firm MLG Automotive Law reached a $10 billion settlement from Volkswagen Tuesday on behalf of clients in a national, class-action lawsuit, according to lead attorney Jonathan Michaels.

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Kodiak to Buy Into OC Brewery

Kodiak Capital Group LLC in Newport Beach has agreed to buy up to $1 million in common stock of Evans Brewing Co. in Irvine.

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Slapfish Plans 50 Sites

Slapfish LLC plans franchised locations in six states.

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Incipio Bids $177M for Skullcandy

Incipio LLC, an Irvine-based maker of cell phone cases and other mobile device accessories, has bid $177M for Skullcandy Inc.

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Pieology Buys Competitor

Rancho Santa Margarita-based Pieology Pizzeria bought competitor Carlsbad-based Project Pie.