Orange County Business Journal

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Vans Looks to Asia for Next Chapter of Growth

APPAREL: Expects to near $3 billion in sales by 2017

Kevin Bailey’s goals for Vans Inc. seem quite ambitious.

Pyott’s Victory Lap; New at Modo Mio; Just-Right Joyce

You heard it here first back in November, when the Insider picked up on vibes that Actavis PLC might take the Allergan name once it got its deal for the Irvine-based drugmaker done.

Pizza Chain Adds Fast-Casual Version

San Clemente-based Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. plans to mine the fast-casual trend as it also expands its full-service restaurants.

Raj Buys Basta Swim, Beachwear Brand

Raj Manufacturing LLC in Tustin acquired Basta Co., a New York-based swim and beachwear brand. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

New Oakley Obsession: Athletes Spreading Passion

Campaign Includes ‘Brand Hubs’ in Big Metro Areas

Oakley Inc.’s new agency of record, Eleven in San Francisco, has come up with a new brand campaign for the Foothill Ranch-based action-sports apparel company.

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Henry Segerstrom Passes

Henry Segerstrom has died at age 91, after a short illness, according to C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, owner and manager of South Coast Plaza.

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Oggi’s to Tap Fast Casual Trend

San Clemente-based Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. has opened an “express” location at the Village at Orange mall, marking the 23-year-old chain’s local entry into the fast-casual, build-your-own pizza arena.

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BJs Revenue, Income Up

Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. said its fourth-quarter and full-year revenues and profits increased compared with the same periods in 2013.

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Raj Buys NY Brand

Raj Manufacturing LLC in Tustin said it acquired Basta Co. LLC, a New York-based swim and beachwear brand.

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Vans Tops $2 Billion in Sales

Vans Inc. surpassed the $2 billion-mark in sales last year for the first time, according to its parent, VF Corp. in Greensboro, N.C.

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4 OC Mazda Dealerships Honored

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations announced the winners of its 2015 Mazda Gold Cup award—four of them based in Orange County.

New Life for Choice Threads

Former St. John Knits Exec Teams With Tailor to Wealthy

Michael Gray, a former president at family business St. John Knits International Inc. in Irvine, has a new venture on his plate: David August Inc.

Vizio Vaulter

CFO Helped Electronics Maker Hit $3.5B in Sales in Tough Market

Kurt Binder knew the books on Vizio Inc. well before he joined the company as vice president and corporate controller in April 2010.

Campaign Celebrates 25 Years of Quiksilver’s Roxy

Lauds ‘Iconic’ Surfers Who Inspired OC Brand

Quiksilver Inc.’s Roxy division is celebrating its silver anniversary by highlighting achievements of its “most iconic” athletes—Lisa Andersen, Kelia Moniz and Stephanie Gilmore—who have collectively won 12 world surfing titles.

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OC Firms Score at SIMA

Orange County brands dominated the Aliso Viejo-based Surf Industry Manufacturers Association’s 12th annual Image Awards Thursday evening, winning in the nine out of 13 categories.