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Billabong Posts Narrow Loss

The parent of Irvine-based action sports apparel maker and retailer Billabong USA saw global revenue of $400.63 million in the first half of its fiscal 2016, a 7.6% increase excluding the impact of exchange rates.

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Del Taco to Enter Pennsylvania

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. plans to enter a new market in 2018 with the first of six franchised stores in Pennsylvania.

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BJ’s Earns $11 Million in Quarter

Huntington Beach-based BJ’s Restaurants Inc. reported net income of about $11 million on revenue of $233 million for its quarter ended Dec. 31.

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Vans Revenue Up in Quarter, Year

Vans Inc. revenue was up 3% in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to its parent, Greenboro, N.C.-based VF Corp. The Cypress-based shoe and apparel division’s full-year sales totaled $2.2 billion, a 7% increase compared with 2014.

Hyundai Seeks New Connections to Consumers

AUTOS: Super Bowl image ad set stage for upcoming campaign

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc.’s advertising splash during Super Bowl 50 was a setup for a new branding campaign that’s scheduled to be in full swing come spring.

Lenders Buy Laptop Accessories Maker

Anaheim-based Targus Group International Inc. was acquired by its lenders for an undisclosed amount in a foreclosure sale on Feb. 1.

Tourism Group Names Directors, Chair

Visit Anaheim named two new directors and a new board chairman.

CareTrust Ups Credit, Pays Off Debt, Buys Properties

Wants to Focus on Buys Pipeline Without Equity

San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. is keeping itself busy as February unfolds by reworking its credit, paying off debt and making deals.

Opus Hires NY Firm to Fill Niche on Smaller Loans

On Deck To Help Bank Maximize Position

Opus Bank in Irvine signed a marketing and referral agreement with New York-based On Deck Capital Inc., whose financing products focus on small businesses.

Swell Move for Global E-Commerce Operation

RETAIL: OC-grown brand lends name to parent in strategic shift

Swell is about to hit the Asia-Pacific and European markets.

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Advantage Adds President

Advantage Solutions named Jeff Hansberry its president and chief commercial officer, a new position, effective March 21.

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New Faces on Visit Anaheim Board

Visit Anaheim named two new directors and a new board chairman.

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Laptop Accessories Supplier Acquired

Anaheim-based Targus Group International Inc. was acquired by its lenders for an undisclosed amount in a foreclosure sale on Feb. 1.

Deckers moves Sanuk to its Goleta HQ

Deckers Outdoor Corp. said it will move Irvine-based sandal maker Sanuk USA LLC to Deckers’ headquarters in Goleta to help “streamline brand operations and reduce infrastructure costs.”

Fox Head to Shift Workers from NorCal

Fox Head Inc. in Irvine said it plans to close its offices in Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County in June and relocate its finance, IT and sales operations to the motocross apparel and accessories manufacturer’s headquarters in Irvine.