Local tourism last year produced $21.3 billion in economic impact, according to a new report from the Orange County Visitors Association.
Emerald Expositions Events Inc. (NYSE: EEX) bought several hospitality-focused trade shows, publications, and events from ST Media Group International and Hospitality Media Group on undisclosed terms.
Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach will run three inland area hotels for Cerritos-based Soquel Rincon TPS LLC.
Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: TACO) lowered full-year guidance in its most-recent quarterly report. Revenue and net income grew on a 1.4% increase in systemwide same-store sales, with franchised restaurant comps growing faster than company-owned locations.
John Wayne Airport passenger traffic increased 6% year-over-year in August to 991,000 people; year-to-date passenger numbers are up 5.5% to 7.2 million.
Ousted Microsemi Corp. Chief Executive James Peterson and three of his former executives are suing Microchip Technology Inc. and its executives for alleged slander, libel and unfair business practices.
Vizio Inc. has reached a $17 million preliminary settlement related to a class action lawsuit filed in Santa Ana in 2016 that alleged the Irvine-based company tracked the viewing habits and demographic information of its smart TV viewers and sold that data.
Collins Foods Ltd. will open 50 Taco Bell locations in three years in three states in Australia.
Golden State Foods Corp. in Irvine said it’s talking with Rosemont, Ill.-based McDonald’s distribution and logistics firm Martin-Brower LLC to sell some distribution centers serving the Golden Arches and reinvest the proceeds to diversify operations.
Alaska Airlines will trim its wings at John Wayne Airport in January, cutting its daily flight from JWA to Albuquerque International Sunport after it began the route in August 2017.
Long Beach Airport traffic rose 11% year-over-year in August to 350,000 passengers; year-to-date traffic is up 10% to 2.7 million.
Nékter Juice Bar Inc. in Santa Ana said a franchisee will open 30 locations of the juice and smoothie chain in Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, and Washington D.C. The latter two are new markets for Nékter; the first store should open in Florida early next year.
Willdan Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WLDN) got $17 million in contracts with Colorado school districts.
Habit Restaurants Inc. said a franchisee will develop nine locations in Eastern Washington and Idaho, with the first ones scheduled to open early next year.
University of California, Irvine will be opening the doors to its new 65,000-square-foot “active learning” building next week.