Kari Hamanaka covers apparel manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, automakers and hotels/tourism. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention is back on the turnaround of Irvine-based Billabong USA and its Australian parent in the latest remarks from the action sports company’s board chairman and new chief executive.
Foothill Ranch-based teen and contemporary retailer Wet Seal Inc. tied for the number one spot in a recent ranking and study of women in business in California conducted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
The S&P 500 was up 0.30% to 1,810.50 in afternoon trading Monday.
RETAIL: 4th-straight year of growth among biggest here
Orange County’s largest shopping centers have this going for them as the holiday outlook at a lot of mall-based retailers gets shaky: They already have a fourth-straight year of growth under their belts, according to this week’s Business Journal list. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST SHOPPING CENTERS list for download (pdf)
HOSPITALITY: Switch from Hyatt flies independent flag
Irvine Company’s new tack for the former Hyatt Regency Irvine: Raise an independent flag in a bid to win over visitors beyond its established base of corporate customers.
Other Brands Still Account for Nearly 3,000 Jobs Here
Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive Inc. led a 5.8% gain in worker counts among local automakers last year as hopes remained high for its hybrid luxury sports car. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST AUTOMAKERS list for download (pdf)
The S&P 500 rose 1.04% to 1,803.51 in afternoon trading Friday.
Anaheim-based action sports apparel retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. reported a strong start to its holiday selling season as other chains offered Wall Street disappointing guidance that sent the shares of some plunging earlier this week.
Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors Corp. cut the price on the 2014 model year of its all-electric vehicle by about 20% in a bid to spur sales.
Cypress-based Mexican restaurant chain operator Real Mex Restaurants Inc. has a new chief financial officer among several other new executives handling responsibilities that range from operations to human resources.