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Stance Takes Growth Stance With New Cash

APPAREL: Sock maker gets $25.9M from steady investor

A San Clemente-based sock maker is looking to fortify its position in key global markets, backed by a recent investment from a long-standing financial backer.

Wienerschnitzel’s Millennial Out to Win Over Peers

MARKETING: Chain takes long view on younger customers

Monthly reports indicate that all is well at Irvine-based restaurant operator Galardi Group Inc.—sales are up at its Wienerschnitzel, The Original Hamburger Stand and Tastee Freez franchises throughout the nation.

Real Mex Restaurants CEO Leaves

Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants Inc. President and Chief Executive Charly Robinson left the company, Real Mex confirmed, declining further comment.

Red Digital Takes Its Fancy Camera Work to YouTube

Channel Features Videos Shot With Red Equipment

No one is too good for YouTube. Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. in Irvine has launched an official YouTube channel, Shot on Red, which features 29 videos produced with the company’s 4K-resolution digital still and motion cameras.

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El Pollo Loco Stock Debuts Strong

El Pollo Loco’s IPO started on a strong note with a price at the top of its range and a 48% jump by midday.

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BJ’s Beats Estimates, Shares Up

Shares of BJ’s Restaurants Inc. jumped more than 15% following the company’s second-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates and its guidance on two positive financial trends for the future.

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Real Mex CEO Departs

Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants Inc. President and Chief Executive Charly Robinson has left the company according to reports.

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Vans’ Revenue Up 21%

Vans Inc.’s revenue rose 21%, its parent VF Corp. reported in its second quarter financials.

Volcom’s New Vision

Paris-Based Parent Prods Change at OC Label

Volcom Inc. has outgrown its rebellious stage.

Swimwear Maker Adds Labels, 190,000-SF Lease

APPAREL: Will consolidate distribution to Buena Park

The biggest swimwear maker in the U.S. is getting bigger with an expansion to Buena Park following its latest acquisition.

Fast-Casual Pizza Co. Eyes More Units, New States

RESTAURANTS: Pieology has Yum! vet to lead expansion

Pieology Pizzeria has cooked up ambitious plans to double in size by year-end and has hired a Yum! Brands Inc. veteran to help it get there.

El Pollo Loco Chain Sets IPO Terms

Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. set the terms for its planned initial public offering.

Fresh Roxy Style at the Beach—Venice Beach, That Is

New Quiksilver Video Part of ‘Season of Freedom’

Apparel manufacturer Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach has launched a one-minute video, “Loving Lost in Venice.”

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Vans’ Revenue Up 21%

Vans Inc.’s revenue rose 21%, its parent VF Corp. reported in its second quarter financials.

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Kia Recalls 51,641 Vehicles

Kia Motors Corp. is recalling some 51,641 Soul vehicles produced from July 21, 2013 through Jan. 17, 2014 because of potential loss of steering, according to a letter automaker sent to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.