APPAREL / RETAIL

ASICS Replaces Creative Agency

ASICS Corp., the parent of Irvine-based ASICS America Corp., selected Saatchi & Saatchi as its global creative agency.

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$260M Laguna Hills Mall Project Stalled

Redevelopment of Five Lagunas, one of the largest retail projects underway in the region, has halted.

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Hyundai Connects With AutoGravity App

Hyundai Capital America, with operations in Newport Beach and Irvine, joined the AutoGravity car shopping and financing platform.

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Hyundai Appoints US Head

Hyundai Motor America Inc. named Kyung Soo Lee president and chief executive, effective today.

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Lazy Dog to Sacramento

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will open two locations in the Sacramento market.

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Yamaha Will Peddle eBikes Here

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA said it plans to enter the U.S. electric bicycle market in 2018.

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Advantage Buys in Fla.

Irvine-based Advantage Solutions acquired Data Council in Jacksonville, Fla., on undisclosed terms.

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BJ’s Enters S.C., to add Mich.

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. added a location in Columbia, S.C., its first in the state and eighth new restaurant this year. It plans two more new restaurants in 2017, including its first in Michigan.

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Automakers’ Sales Mixed

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

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Irvine Coffeehouse Grows

An Irvine seller of Vietnamese-style coffee has changed its name and plans three more locations in the next year.

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NorCal Tacos to OC

Jimboy’s Tacos plans three locations in OC—Huntington Beach. Brea, and Costa Mesa—as part of a 20-unit franchise plan for Southern California.

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In-N-Out to Add Houston

News reports from Houston last month said Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger bought a parcel of land in Harris County for its first location in the city.

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Real Mex Hires CFO

Real Mex Restaurants Inc. in Cypress named Judd Tirnauer executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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Leaf Plans Nestle U.S. Bid

Leaf Brands LLC in Newport Beach said it will bid for Switzerland-based Nestle SA’s U.S. candy business.

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Juice It Up Back in Florida

Juice It Up in Irvine will re-enter Florida with three locations franchised to CPB Investments LLC.

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