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Coffee Co. Taps Two

Retail Food Group USA in Santa Fe Springs has brought on two executives to boost its wholesale and retail coffee businesses.

By Paul Hughes May 4, 2017 11:27 a.m. share »
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Hybrid Apparel Adds Brand

Hybrid Apparel in Cypress launched Love Tribe brand, a Disney princess-themed line of clothing for young women that’s available only at Macy’s department stores.

By Mediha DiMartino May 4, 2017 10:37 a.m. share »
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Taco Bell Profit Up 19%

Core operating profit at Taco Bell Corp. in Irvine grew 19% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, topping the 9% overall growth at parent company Yum Brands Inc.

By Paul Hughes May 3, 2017 3:46 p.m. share »
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Habit Q1 Numbers Up

Habit Restaurants Inc. in Irvine said revenue, net income and same-store sales rose in the first quarter, compared with the same period a year ago.

By Paul Hughes May 3, 2017 3:30 p.m. share »
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April Auto Sales Mixed

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

By Mediha DiMartino May 2, 2017 5:33 p.m. share »
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Streetwear Apparel Co. Acquired

Lifted Research Group Inc. was bought by Mad Engine LLC in San Diego on undisclosed terms.

By Mediha DiMartino April 25, 2017 4:29 p.m. share »
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Volcom Sales Down

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. posted $60.1 million in revenue in the first quarter, a 3.5% decrease from the prior year period, according to Kering S.A., its Paris-based parent.

By Mediha DiMartino April 25, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »
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Del Taco Wants Tennessee Again

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. signed a franchisee to open seven units in Tennessee, a return to that market for the fast food chain, and in Georgia, where Del Taco has recently announced new franchise deals.

By Paul Hughes April 25, 2017 3:48 p.m. share »
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Mazda Hires CMO

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations hired Dino Bernacchi as its chief marketing officer, a new position.

By Mediha DiMartino April 20, 2017 9:02 a.m. share »
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Zhang to Launch Nonprofit

Pick Up Stix founder Charles Zhang created the non-profit O.C. Music & Dance to provide top quality musical arts education and training for children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, Zhang said.

By Deirdre Newman April 18, 2017 1:11 p.m. share »
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Habit Hires CDO

Habit Restaurants Inc. named Douglas Branigan chief development officer; he fills a role vacated by Russell Friend, who left the Irvine-based operator of fast-casual hamburger restaurants in August.

By Paul Hughes April 18, 2017 11:19 a.m. share »
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True Drinks Names CEO

True Drinks Holdings Inc. in Irvine named James Greco its chief executive.

By Paul Hughes April 18, 2017 9:22 a.m. share »
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AC Hotel Irvine Opens

The AC Hotel Irvine opened March 31.

By Paul Hughes April 13, 2017 4:24 p.m. share »
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El Pollo Loco Cuts Franchise Fees

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. in Costa Mesa will lower initial franchise fees and cut the royalty rates it charges franchisees to boost growth.

By Paul Hughes April 13, 2017 12:56 p.m. share »
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Brewer, Tasting Room Closes

Valiant Brewing Co. in Orange closed March 31.

By Paul Hughes April 13, 2017 12:10 p.m. share »