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Vans’ Revenue Tops for VF Corp.

Annual revenue at Vans Inc. climbed 6% to $2.3 billion in 2016, making it the largest and fastest growing brand for parent VF Corp.

February 20, 2017 9:52 a.m. share »
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New GM for Element Skateboards

Element Skateboards Inc. in Irvine named David Brooks its new global general manager, the brand’s top executive position.

By Mediha DiMartino February 16, 2017 5:13 p.m. share »
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Volcom Down in 2016

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. posted $256.8 million in 2016 revenue, a 13.5% decrease from the prior year, according to Kering S.A., its Paris-based parent.

By Mediha DiMartino February 10, 2017 1:23 p.m. share »
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Rakuten to Exit Aliso Viejo Shopping is moving from Aliso Viejo to San Mateo in the Silicon Valley in March.

By Mediha DiMartino February 7, 2017 9:47 a.m. share »
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Rossignol Buys Irvine Bike Maker

Skis Rossignol S.A. in Grenoble, France, bought Felt Racing LLC in Irvine on undisclosed terms.

By Paul Hughes February 3, 2017 6 a.m. share »
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Wet Seal Files for BK Again

Wet Seal LLC in Irvine filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, and is taking steps to liquidate its assets.

By Mediha DiMartino February 2, 2017 4:33 p.m. share »
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January Auto Sales Mixed

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

By Mediha DiMartino February 1, 2017 3:21 p.m. share »
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Nekter Expands to 3 New States

Nekter Juice Bar Inc. in Santa Ana has signed multi-unit franchise agreements to bring the food-and-smoothie chain into Utah, Washington and Florida—all new states for the chain.

By Paul Hughes January 31, 2017 5:16 p.m. share »
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Boot Barn Misses on Revenue

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. reported mixed results for its December quarter, meeting Wall Street expectations on earnings but delivering below forecasts on revenue.

By Mediha DiMartino January 31, 2017 2:34 p.m. share »
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Post-Recession Car Sales Boom Winds Down

Sales of new vehicles at Orange County auto dealers plateaued at 191,910 last year after notching considerable gains for the previous six years, according to the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

By Mediha DiMartino January 31, 2017 12:50 p.m. share »
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Surfing Magazine Shut Down

TEN, short for The Enthusiast Network, has shut down Surfing Magazine to focus on its other surf publication, Surfer, according to news reports.

By Deirdre Newman January 26, 2017 4:36 p.m. share »
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Executive Changes at Mazda

Mazda North American Operations has set the stage for a new generation of executives to join its senior management in Irvine.

By Mediha DiMartino January 26, 2017 10:37 a.m. share »
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Retailer to Cut 148 Jobs

Irvine-based Wet Seal notified the state Employment Development Department that it plans to lay off 148 local workers by March 21. It listed a permanent closure as the reason.

By Mediha DiMartino January 26, 2017 9:30 a.m. share »
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Swimwear Maker CEO Dies

Susan Crank, chief executive of Lunada Bay Corp. in Anaheim, died on Jan. 23 after a battle with cancer.

By Mediha DiMartino January 25, 2017 5:59 p.m. share »
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Reports: Wet Seal Exploring Sale

Wet Seal LLC is exploring liquidation or a sale, according to news reports.

By Mediha DiMartino January 19, 2017 4:22 p.m. share »