Orange County Business Journal


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Hyundai Launches Luxury Brand

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. today launched a standalone brand of premium vehicles named after its Genesis luxury sedan.

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Most OC Carmakers Best US Pace in October

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

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PennySaver Expected Back Online

PennySaver will resurface as an online-only entity in the near future, according to the officials from MonetizeMore, a Victoria, Canada-based company that purchased the PennySaverUSA domains and other intellectual property in a bankruptcy auction held on Sept. 23.

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El Pollo Loco Maps North Texas

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. has chosen the first six sites to start its expansion into North Texas next year, a news report said.

OC-Bound Sports Gear Maker Adds Brand to Fold

MARKETING: Will consolidate Philadelphia-based operation here

United Sports Brands will make its move from the Midwest to Orange County with one more brand in tow.

Quiksilver Seeks Sale of Shoe Brand

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach asked a bankruptcy court to approve the sale of its Ampla running shoe brand to a pair of former executives for $200,000.

Recent Restaurant Closing No Surprise, Another Sad

Tamarind Dashed Hopes, Scott’s Ends on High Note

Double bombshells hit diners in the past month with the sudden closing of Tamarind of London at Newport Coast and news that Scott’s would be closing at the end of the year.

Ad Agency Sets Upcoming Shopping Center Apart

Spots Show HB Affords ‘Real’ Vibe to Pacific City

Pacific City in Huntington Beach is scheduled to open to the public on Nov. 7, according to its developer, DJM Capital Partners in San Jose.

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Paul’s TV Shuts Down

Irvine-based home electronics retail chain Paul’s TV is out of business, according to an announcement on the company’s website.

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Sanuk’s Q2 Revenue Down

Irvine-based sandal maker Sanuk USA LLC’s revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 decreased 9% to $17.3 million compared to $19 million in the same period last year, according to parent company Deckers Outdoor Corp. in Goleta.

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Kia Nets NBA All-Star Deal

Kia Motors Corp.’s logo will appear on player jerseys during the National Basketball Association’s next two All-Star games—in Toronto in 2016 and Charlotte, N.C. in 2017.

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First Johnny Rockets Express in India

The India franchisee for Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group opened its first express location in that country, according to news reports.

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Quiksilver Seeks to Sell Shoe Brand

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach is asking a bankruptcy court to approve the sale of its Ampla running shoe brand to a pair of former executives for $200,000.

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Irvine Software Maker Gets $85M

Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. has raised $85 million in a venture capital round led by Iconiq Capital in San Francisco and prior backer Insight Venture Partners in New York.

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Private Equity Seeks Del Taco Exit

Three investors that owned the privately held forerunner of Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. will sell up to 3.87 million shares in a secondary offering, the fast food chain said.