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Vans Inc. revenue was up 7% in the third quarter, leading the Greensboro, N.C.-based parent, VF Corp.’s outdoor and action sports group that includes the North Face and Timberland brands and had $2.3 billion in revenue for the period.
Bravo Sports Corp. in Santa Fe Springs bought on undisclosed terms Nutcase Inc. in Portland, Ore., its third acquisition of a sports gear maker within the last 10 months.
Wet Seal LLC in Irvine plans to open 13 temporary stores during the upcoming holiday season.
Speedo USA in Cypress promoted John Graham to role of president.
San Juan Capistrano-based Emerald Expositions LLC acquired Digital Dealer Conference & Expo from Dealer Communications in Boca Raton, Fla. on undisclosed terms.
The brand value of Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. is up this year, according to Interbrand’s 17th annual Best Global Brands report
Irvine-based ThreeSixty Group Inc. acquired the FAO Schwarz brand from Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. in Wayne, N.J on undisclosed terms.
Three out of the four Orange County-based automakers fell behind the national sales pace on new-vehicle sales in September, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. in Costa Mesa has signed a franchise development deal with Listo Way Group LLC to enter the Louisiana market.
The chief creative officer of Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record, Garage Team Mazda in Costa Mesa, has “chosen to leave his position to pursue other interests,” according to the Irvine-based automaker.
This year’s Orange County International Auto Show will occupy 25% more room at the Anaheim Convention Center for its Oct. 6-9 run.
Irvine-based menswear company Combatant Gentlemen next month plans to open a pop-up store at Bloomingdale’s in South Coast Plaza that will remain open throughout the holiday season.
Charlie Zhang, founder of the Laguna Hills-based Pick Up Stix restaurant chain, has been named Entrepreneur-in-Residence by Concordia University Irvine’s business school.
Irvine-based BF Acquisition Holdings LLC, the parent company for Baja Fresh Mexican Grill and La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, will be acquired for $27 million by MTY Food Group Inc. in Montreal, Canada.
Karma Automotive LLC in Costa Mesa set the price for its Revero sports car at $130,000 but it was unclear when the car would be delivered to the 80 buyers who’ve placed initial orders.