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Boot Barn Misses on Q4

Shares of Boot Barn Holdings Inc. were down 15% to $6.30 during Friday morning trading after the company reported revenue and adjusted profits for the April quarter that missed the Wall Street expectations.

By Mediha DiMartino June 2, 2017 11:30 a.m. share »
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5 Fast-Growing Chains Hit List

Five OC-based restaurant chains and two of the companies’ chief executives made the 2017 Fast Casual Top 100 list for fast-growing food offerings.

By Paul Hughes June 2, 2017 10:02 a.m. share »
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May Auto Sales Mixed

Three of the four largest Orange County-based automakers trailed the national sales pace for new vehicles in May, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

By Mediha DiMartino June 1, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »
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Big Plans at Taco Bell

Taco Bell Corp. again updated mid-range goals at its annual investor and analyst day this week with big plans for annual revenue, international expansion and unit totals.

By Paul Hughes May 26, 2017 9:44 a.m. share »
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Tilly’s Up in Q1

Tilly’s Inc. reported sales that beat Wall Street expectations for the April quarter, sending its shares up 14% to a $279 million market cap in recent trading.

By Mediha DiMartino May 23, 2017 3:06 p.m. share »
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E-tailer to Close Irvine Operation

Australian online retailer SurfStitch Group Ltd. said it will close its North American operations based in Irvine this year and shift its SWELL ecommerce business there to Australia.

By Mediha DiMartino May 22, 2017 11:10 a.m. share »
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Brea Food Maker Names COO

Ventura Foods LLC promoted John Buckles to chief operating officer, a new position at the Brea-based maker of branded butter, margarine, mayonnaise, dressings and dips.

By Paul Hughes May 19, 2017 10:53 a.m. share »
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Juice It Up Adds in Inland Empire

Juice It Up plans in June to open a new franchised location in San Bernardino County, purchased by a husband-and-wife team that also franchises three Wienerschnitzel locations in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

By Paul Hughes May 19, 2017 10:25 a.m. share »
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Revero Hits the Road

The first batch of Karma Automotive LLC’s Revero luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles is on its way to 10 dealer showrooms in the U.S. and Canada.

By Mediha DiMartino May 15, 2017 12:02 p.m. share »
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Yogurtland's Texas Two-Step

Yogurtland Franchising Inc. added two locations in Houston under separate owners.

By Paul Hughes May 15, 2017 6:01 a.m. share »
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Apparel Maker Cuts Jobs

St. John Knits International Inc. next month plans to cut 130 jobs at its facility in Irvine, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification it filed with the state Employment Development Department.

By Mediha DiMartino May 12, 2017 9:25 a.m. share »
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Pieology Gets a President

Pieology Pizzeria in Rancho Santa Margarita named Michael Nolan president.

By Paul Hughes May 11, 2017 9:28 a.m. share »
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ASICS Down in Q1

ASICS America Corp.’s sales in the March quarter declined 5.3%, according to its parent, Japan-based ASICS Corp.

By Mediha DiMartino May 9, 2017 3:36 p.m. share »
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Mechanics Taps New Auto Chief

Mechanics Bank in Walnut Creek, Calif., named Bill Katafias chief executive of its Irvine-based CRB Auto division.

By Peter J. Brennan May 8, 2017 11:59 a.m. share »
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Autobytel Exceeds Q1 Forecasts

Autobytel Inc. reported March quarter revenue and adjusted profits that beat Wall Street expectations.

By Mediha DiMartino May 4, 2017 4:34 p.m. share »