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Australia-based Billabong International Ltd. said it plans to sell its surf apparel retailer Swell.com in Irvine to a consortium of investors in a spinoff that also includes a 51% sale of SurfStitch, its other e-commerce business.
Orange County exports are expected to grow by nearly 6% this year to reach about $26.2 billion, according to a study by California State University Fullerton’s Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting.
MANUFACTURING: Rising craft-beer sector part of US trend
Craft beer is briskly bubbling toward the surface of Orange County’s economy as a small but growing sector catering to increasing tastes for locally made food and beverages.
Businesses Sprout to Support Burgeoning Industry
The Green Rush has hit Orange County. Several local companies, from packaging makers to grow-kit specialists, are aiming to cash in on the recreational and medicinal marijuana market that’s booming across the country despite a hazy regulatory environment.
APPAREL: Sector vet’s startup ‘deep set’ on making its name
Depactus debuted last month at the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, and it appears the San Clemente-based brand focused on young male adventurers has carved a spot for itself in the local surf apparel industry.
HEALTHCARE: 2nd FTC request for info could greatly slow, even kill deal
The hostile takeover attempt for Irvine-based Allergan Inc. by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is moving into deeper regulatory waters, something likely to add additional months to the battle and that could even scuttle it.
TECHNOLOGY: ViewSonic moves 90 workers from LA
Orange County has reeled in a big fish in the technology industry with the addition of ViewSonic Corp. to its strong corporate base.
TECHNOLOGY: For growth, adds ‘lite’ product for startups
Innovative Systems LLC grew up with local brands such as Volcom Inc. and Hurley, licensing software to help manage inventory, accounting, warehousing, merchandising and other aspects of the companies’ apparel business.
Incipio Technologies Inc. signed a licensing agreement with fashion designer Kate Spade & Co. in New York.
Irvine-based food manufacturer and distributor Golden State Foods Corp. acquired a vegetable supplier in New Zealand on undisclosed terms.
Seeks Photos Illustrating What Fans Are ‘True To’
The summer is all but gone, but two Orange County-based brands are offering a chance to keep it alive in a social media contest.
Microelectronics Part Of Gains Across All Lines
Newport Corp. is on pace for a record year as the Irvine-based laser maker puts last year’s troubles in the rearview mirror.
Irvine-based Masimo Corp. has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration on its manufacturing practices, the company said today in a regulatory filing.
Martian Watches, an Irvine-based maker of “smart” watches, has partnered with Guess? Inc. in Los Angeles to develop “interactive, voice-command wrist accessories.”
Irvine-based networking chipmaker ClariPhy Communications Inc. has raised $19.7 million in venture funding, according to San Francisco-based market tracker CrunchBase.