APPAREL / RETAIL

Habit Revenue Up, Profit Down

Habit Restaurants Inc. for its most recent quarter reported revenue up about 18% but earnings were cut in half.

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Arbonne Boss Feted by Old Firm

Irvine-based Arbonne International LLC said today that Chief Executive Kay Zanotti has been awarded the 2017 Procter and Gamble Company Alumni Awards’ McElroy Award, recognizing her “significant contributions to the art and science of satisfying the consumer.”

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St. John Cuts Include Boutique

St. John Knits International Inc. will cut 72 jobs in Irvine effective December 11, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification it filed with the state Employment Development Department.

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BJ’s: Revenue Up, Earnings Down

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. in Huntington Beach reported revenue of $247 million in its most recent quarter, up about 6% year-over-year. Net income was $2.4 million—down two-thirds from the same period last year, when net income was $7.2 million.

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Bear Flag Owner to Lido Marina Village

Bear Flag Restaurant Group in Newport Beach plans to open a new restaurant at Lido Marina Village.

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Legacy Brander Launches Sites

MerchSource LLC launched retail websites for its FAO Schwartz and 5th Avenue Bergdorf Goodman brands.

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Hyundai Names Ex-Toyota Exec COO

Hyundai Motor America Inc. named Brian Smith its chief operating officer.

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Automotive App Cuts Lending Deal

AutoGravity Corp. has another lender on its car-shopping app.

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16 Franchisers Hit List

Several OC-based franchise systems made the 2017 Franchise Times 500 list, which ranks companies by 2016 systemwide sales.

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Del Taco Revises Full Year

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. in Lake Forest reported higher revenue and net income in its third quarter compared with the same period last year, but revised some projections downward for its full-year performance and shares fell about 20% in Friday trading to a $473 million market cap.

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Auto Industry’s Nordstrom

Worried you may not like your new ride the minute you park it in the garage? No problem, Hyundai Motor America Inc. will take it back within three days of purchase.

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Autobytel Rebrands

Autobytel Inc. in Irvine changed its name to AutoWeb Inc. and its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol to “AUTO.”

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Fashion Show Harvests $1M for Hunger

Anniversaries are good for giving. On the silver anniversary of South Coast Plaza’s Harvesters Fashion Show in the golden-anniversary year of the mall, the show took in more than $1 million.

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September Sales Mixed for OC Automakers

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

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Smart Camera Co. Gets $5.4M

Opkix Inc. in Costa Mesa said it raised $5.4 million in Series A funding, and it now has a value of $90 million.

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