APPAREL / RETAILRecent and archived news stories on: Action Sports, Autos, Clothing, Cosmetics, Malls, Online Shopping, Stores/Retailers, Surf/Sportswear...
Sales at Orange County auto dealers rose 9.1% to 43,745 vehicles in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, according to Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.
Cypress-based Vans Inc. will benefit from parent V.F. Corp.’s announcement Monday that the action-sports apparel and footwear brand will get a chunk of $30 million worth of marketing planned for this quarter.
Oversees 340 Stores, 119,400 Employees, Effort to Develop Female Execs
It’s personal for Kim Sentovich.
Grocer ‘Considering Options’ on 74 Acres in Spectrum
Grocery store chain Albertsons is weighing the possibility of vacating a 1-million-square-foot distribution center
MINT Produces ‘Super Luxury’ in Costa Mesa, Markets to World
Alex Palanjian is the first to say no one needs a custom set of wheels.
Earth Friendly Started OC Production in 1977, Seeks Bigger Factory
It’s a good problem for a manufacturing company when its 90,000-square-foot facility starts to look too small.
Old-Style Cobbler Keeps Father’s Vision of Factory Alive As He Hand-Makes Shoes
Alex Aldana makes shoes by hand, using the same methods his father brought to Orange County decades ago.
A Hong Kong investor group has emerged as the likely buyer of Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive Inc.'s Department of Energy loan, reports say.
Foothill Ranch-based teen and contemporary retailer Wet Seal Inc. lowered its guidance for the current quarter as retailers ramp up promotions going into the holiday selling season to boost slower sales.
Local restaurant industry veterans caught on quick to the growth potential of Anaheim-based gourmet waffle sandwich chain Bruxie.
Think of a cross between IKEA, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond shoppers.
DINING: John’s Incredible founder eyes fast-casual
Parlet Puts Priority on Programmers
Solid data management skills back John’s Incredible Pizza and now Burrissimo.
Other items of interest in the Orange County Business Journal
Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.’s performance in the quarter ended Sept. 7 was called out as a “bright spot” for its parent in a conference call with analysts Wednesday morning, which also included praise for the fast-food chain’s chief executive.