Orange County Business Journal

Fashion Label Likes Look of Competition

APPAREL: Irvine-based Z Supply feeds off challenges of fast-fashion

Forget about the doom-and-gloom projections that women’s retail is boring, merchandising is dead, and Forever 21 killed the category.

Knott’s Next Ride: Back to Future

Farm Roots, Food, Atmosphere Key to 5-Year Plan

Raffi Kaprelyan believes this will be the summer of Knott’s Berry Farm.

Coordinated Effort Taps Coveted China Meetings Market

OC Trumps Vegas for 7K- Strong Company Reward Trip

It took a perfect storm of the positive persuasion to bring the Perfect group to Orange County.

Hotel Construction, Remodeling in High Gear

Industry Employment, Though, Essentially Flat

Dirt’s turning at a rapid clip for Orange County’s hotel landscape, and there may be no other local company that reflects that activity more than R.D. Olson Construction.

Billabong Restructures, Adds Executive Weight in OC

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.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.33% to 1,898.81 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.38% to 1,895.29 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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R.D. Olson Construction Appoints President

Irvine-based R.D. Olson Construction has named Bill Wilhelm president.

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Marriott Awards R.D. Olson With Top Developer Honor

Irvine developer Bob Olson and his company R.D. Olson were awarded Marriott International's Developer of the Year award this week.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.61% to 1,884.18 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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Taco Bell Names CEO

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. named President Brian Niccol chief executive of the fast food chain.

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Marriott Awards R.D. Olson With Top Developer Honor

Irvine developer Bob Olson and his company R.D. Olson were awarded Marriott International's Developer of the Year award this week.

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Taco Bell Names CEO

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. named President Brian Niccol to chief executive of the fast food chain.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.67% to 1,872.44 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.28% to 1,883.06 in afternoon trading Monday.

Toyota HQ Shift Adds Depth to OC Automotive Talent Pool

AUTOS: About 3,000 workers at South Bay HQ to be affected

OC automakers stand to benefit from Toyota’s eventual headquarters move to Texas with a wave of worker talent expected to be released into the local market.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.02% to 1,870.40 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Laguna Cliffs Inn Sold

The 36-room Laguna Cliffs Inn was acquired by Classic Hotels & Resorts for $11.2 million.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.17% to 1,894.18 in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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St. John Knits Chair to Quiksilver Board

Huntington Beach-based action sports apparel maker Quiksilver Inc. said Bernd Beetz joined its board of directors Tuesday.

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Goodwill of OC Brings High-Tech to Donation Bins

Goodwill of Orange County on Tuesday revealed redesigned donation bins that include more high-tech features.

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St. John Knits Chair to Quiksilver Board

Huntington Beach-based action sports apparel maker Quiksilver Inc. said Bernd Beetz joined its board of directors Tuesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.09% to 1,898.28 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.81% to 1,893.72 in afternoon trading Monday.

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USO Center to Open at JWA

John Wayne Airport plans to open its first USO Center.

Boot Barn Parent Plans IPO for Retailer

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.

Taco Bell Boss Bound for Louisville

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.

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USO Center to Open at JWA

John Wayne Airport plans to open its first USO Center.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.06% to 1,876.72 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Chinese Ambassador to Visit Nixon Library

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is set to host the People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to the U.S.

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Visitor Spending Rises in Irvine

Visitor spending in Irvine last year grew about 2% to $522 million, according to a report from Destination Irvine, the city's destination marketing arm.

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Retail Roundup: Oakley Opens NY Store

Foothill Ranch-based sunglasses and apparel maker Oakley Inc. opened a store and showroom on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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Visitor Spending Rises in Irvine

Visitor spending in Irvine last year grew about 2% to $522 million, according to a report from Destination Irvine, the city's destination marketing arm.

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Chinese Ambassador to Visit Nixon Library

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is set to host the People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to the U.S.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.22% to 1,882.28 in afternoon trading Thursday.

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Report: Boot Barn Parent Eyes IPO

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.

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Knott’s Performance “Strong” in Q1

Knott's Berry Farm helped carry its parent through what’s typically a slow period for Sandusky, Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 rose 0.23% in afternoon trading Wednesday.

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Disneyland Resort Q2 Attendance Up

Attendance at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim grew during the March quarter.

P.J. Salvage, Beach Riot Form Joint Venture

Irvine-based sleepwear maker P.J. Salvage along with Costa Mesa swimsuit maker Beach Riot announced a joint venture.

P.J. Salvage, Beach Riot Form Joint Venture

Irvine-based sleepwear maker P.J. Salvage along with Costa Mesa swimsuit maker Beach Riot announced a joint venture.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.48% to 1,875.57 in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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Billabong Names Global GM for RVCA Brand

The parent of Costa Mesa-based RVCA said Monday it appointed a general manager for the apparel brand.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.05% to 1,880.20 in afternoon trading Monday.

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Billabong International COO To Irvine

The Australian parent of Irvine-based Billabong USA announced a global chief operating officer who will be locally based.

Harder Side of Sears on Sale?

Estimates on South Coast Plaza Store’s Value: $200 Million+

There’s gold in Sears Holdings Corp.’s department stores, although you won’t find it at the jewelry counters.

Del Taco Refinances $260M in Debt

Lake Forest-based fast-food chain Del Taco Holdings Inc. said it refinanced about $260 million in debt in exchange for a lower interest rate.

New Habit: Franchise Deals for Better-Burger Chain

DINING: Deals signed for 15 in Las Vegas area, 25 in Seattle

Habit Restaurants LLC is making its push outside of its tri-state comfort zone with franchise agreements that will take the chain into Seattle and Las Vegas.

Taco Bell’s Creed Soon to Be Yum! Chief

The head of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. has been tapped to be chief executive of the fast-food chain’s parent.

Local Toyota Units Won’t Move to Texas

Two local units of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. will stay in Orange County following the automaker’s announcement that it will move its headquarters from Torrance to Texas.

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