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Cosmetics Maker Stretches to New Zealand

Arbonne International LLC in Irvine said it expanded its skincare, cosmetics and nutrition business to New Zealand as “a natural extension of our growth and success with Arbonne Australia,” Chief Executive Kay Zanotti said in a statement.

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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.

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Karma Fills New Exec Post

Karma Automotive LLC, the Costa Mesa-based manufacturer of luxury electric hybrid plug-in vehicles, hired Dennis Dougherty as president and chief operations officer, a new position.

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SurfStitch Trims in Irvine

Australia-based SurfStitch Group Ltd. said it plans to eliminate 40 positions at Irvine-based subsidiary SurfStitch USA Inc.

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PacSun BK Auction Canceled

The bankruptcy auction for assets of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. in Anaheim has been canceled, with San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital now set to acquire all of the retailer’s assets.