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Customers Encouraged to Share Theirs in Campaign
Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. released a two-minute video that encourages its customers to find their “Golden State of Mind” and share their experiences on social media.
Shares of Tilly’s Inc. fell 22% to about $8 and a market cap of about $233 million in after-hours trading Wednesday after the retailer posted a 74 % drop in earnings for the first quarter that ended May 3.
Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. said Tuesday its net sales for the quarter ended May 27 were $116.7 million, a 16.8% drop from the $140.4 million in the same period last year.
Orange County is emerging as an increasingly important part of Billabong International Ltd.’s operations as the action-sports apparel maker and retailer begins to find some footing on a turnaround.
Orange County auto dealers sold 13,771 new vehicles in April, a 10.5% increase from a year earlier.
Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. named President Brian Niccol to chief executive of the fast food chain.
Huntington Beach-based action sports apparel maker Quiksilver Inc. said Bernd Beetz joined its board of directors Tuesday.
Newcomers Reflect Growth of Services
Call it 10%—that’s about the turnover rate for this year’s OC 50, the Business Journal’s annual inventory of influence.
DINING: Headed for top job at parent by start of next year
It looks as though at least one member of this week’s OC 50 won’t qualify for consideration next year.
The private equity parent of Irvine-based Western wear retailer Boot Barn Inc. is looking to take the company public, according to a Reuters report.
Newport Beach-based activist investor Engaged Capital LLC agreed to drop its nominations for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s board of directors as the clothing retailer announced its own roster of four independent directors for election. Engaged Capital has a 0.5% stake in New Albany, Ohio-based Abercrombie & Fitch, which has a market capitalization of about $2.8 billion.
Chief executive of integrated healthcare network created in 2012 by St. Joseph Health System and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Affiliation intended to solve what Afable has called “pressing problems” of healthcare access, cost and quality.
18-Year-Old Easy Life Has 14 Stores, HQ
The companywide liquidation of Buena Park-based furniture chain Easy Life Furniture Inc. is likely to leave a sizable hole in retail space across Southern California, not to mention a vacant warehouse in the company’s hometown.
Foothill Ranch-based sunglasses and apparel maker Oakley Inc. opened a store and showroom on Fifth Avenue in New York.