Orange County Business Journal


Recent and archived news stories on: Action Sports, Autos, Clothing, Cosmetics, Malls, Online Shopping, Stores/Retailers, Surf/Sportswear...
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SJC Socks, Apparel Brand Bought

St. Louis-based said it acquired socks and apparel brand Richer Poorer Inc. in San Juan Capistrano on undisclosed terms.

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El Pollo Loco Cuts Outlook

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. reported mixed results in its most recent quarter and cut its full-year outlook on earnings and same-store sales.

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$20M Car Auction to Draw 20,000

A car auction at the Anaheim Convention Center that starts tomorrow expects to draw 20,000 attendees and several hundred sellers of classic and antique cars, generating sales of about $20 million by the time the last gavel drops.

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Yogurtland Retools, Hires Four

Yogurtland has hired four executives to lead corporate and regional operations, marketing and brand management following the summer departure of Craig Takiguchi, who led these areas as vice president of brand management.

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Habit Holders to Sell $137M in Shares

Shareholders of Habit Restaurants Inc. plan to sell up to 5.75 million shares for an estimated $137.7 million, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows.

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Habit Revenue, Earnings Up

Habit Restaurants Inc. in Irvine said after markets closed today that it earned $2.2 million on revenue of $58.6 million in its most recent quarter.

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Hyundai Launches Luxury Brand

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. today launched a standalone brand of premium vehicles named after its Genesis luxury sedan.

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Most OC Carmakers Best US Pace in October

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

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PennySaver Expected Back Online

PennySaver will resurface as an online-only entity in the near future, according to the officials from MonetizeMore, a Victoria, Canada-based company that purchased the PennySaverUSA domains and other intellectual property in a bankruptcy auction held on Sept. 23.

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El Pollo Loco Maps North Texas

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. has chosen the first six sites to start its expansion into North Texas next year, a news report said.

OC-Bound Sports Gear Maker Adds Brand to Fold

MARKETING: Will consolidate Philadelphia-based operation here

United Sports Brands will make its move from the Midwest to Orange County with one more brand in tow.

Quiksilver Seeks Sale of Shoe Brand

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach asked a bankruptcy court to approve the sale of its Ampla running shoe brand to a pair of former executives for $200,000.

Recent Restaurant Closing No Surprise, Another Sad

Tamarind Dashed Hopes, Scott’s Ends on High Note

Double bombshells hit diners in the past month with the sudden closing of Tamarind of London at Newport Coast and news that Scott’s would be closing at the end of the year.

Ad Agency Sets Upcoming Shopping Center Apart

Spots Show HB Affords ‘Real’ Vibe to Pacific City

Pacific City in Huntington Beach is scheduled to open to the public on Nov. 7, according to its developer, DJM Capital Partners in San Jose.

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Paul’s TV Shuts Down

Irvine-based home electronics retail chain Paul’s TV is out of business, according to an announcement on the company’s website.