Orange County Business Journal


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Anna’s Linens Files for Chapter 11

Anna’s Linens Inc. in Costa Mesa filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 14 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

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Advantage Buy Expands Global Reach

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC said it has made an investment in Smollan Group in Johannesburg, South Africa, on undisclosed terms.

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El Pollo Loco Plans Six More in Utah

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc.’s signed its system’s largest franchisee to open six restaurants in Utah by 2018.

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Quiksilver Down on Quarterly

Shares of Quiksilver Inc. fell 38% to 77 cents and a market value of $131 million Tuesday, after it reported a dip in revenue for the second quarter and pulled guidance for the rest of fiscal 2015.

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Incipio Adds Tablet Keyboard Case Maker

Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine has acquired ClamCase LLC, a Michigan-based designer and manufacturer of keyboard cases for the iPad family of tablets.

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Anna’s Linens Said to be Near BK

Costa Mesa-based Anna’s Linens Inc. is preparing to file for bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Kia's Online Hola!

Automaker Hopes to Ride Telemundo’s Web Series to Sales Boost

Some 20% of new vehicles in the U.S. are sold to Latino-Americans, and Kia Motors America Inc. wants to be a household name in the fast-growing segment of the car market.

Vans to Put Brand on South Coast Metro

REAL ESTATE: 180,000-SF office comes with 15 extra acres

An affiliate of apparel company Vans Inc. is under contract to buy the 1588 South Coast Drive office building in Costa Mesa.

Healthy-Food Trend Sparks Small-Business Growth

FOOD: ‘Pythons,’ worms feed vertical vegetables

Orange County businesses are bringing locally grown fruits and vegetables to consumers who are showing growing desire to eat healthier food.

Irvine Co. Expands on Wellness Center Concept in NB

REAL ESTATE: Plans medical office, fitness center

The Irvine Company plans to build a fitness, wellness and healthcare facility in space it owns at the current site of a 24 Hour Fitness gym next to Fashion Island.

Quiksilver Director Out, Cites Exclusion

A director of Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. resigned from the apparel maker and retailer’s board, contending she was excluded from the body’s decision making.

Apparel Maker Bought by Korean Firm

Fountain Valley-based skate apparel and footwear maker One Distribution was acquired by K-Swiss Global Brands on undisclosed terms.

Boot Barn to Acquire Kansas Retailer

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. announced an agreement to buy western apparel and footwear retailer Sheplers Inc. for $147 million.

Volcom Goes For Rocker-Inspired Women’s Line

Pieces Conceived With Singer’s Wardrobe in Mind

Volcom Inc. in Costa Mesa has turned to the singer of indie rock band Grouplove to design its latest women’s collection.

CT Realty Buys Palm Terrace Offices in Lake Forest

3-Building Campus Holds Del Taco Headquarters

A three-building office complex in Lake Forest that holds the headquarters of Del Taco Holdings Inc. has been sold to a local investment group.