Orange County Business Journal

Mediha DiMartino covers media, marketing, auto dealers, government, nonprofits and education. She can be reached at dimartino@ocbj.com.

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OC-Based Auto Brands Beat National Sales Pace

All four Orange County-based automakers beat the national pace of sales of new vehicles in February, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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OCADA Names Board Leaders

The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association in Newport Beach announced its 2015 board of directors.

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Dog Sleds to Dior: Slice of Legend’s Life

It Took an Impresario to Get Global Traction in Costa Mesa

Add one more entry next to Henry Segerstrom’s name in the history books: retail impresario who saw Tiffany jewels where lima beans once grew.

Advantage Sales Diversifies Its Marketing Toolbox

Bought Firms Focused On Promotions, Experiential

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC recently disclosed that it acquired two marketing firms last year to bolster offerings of its in-house promotions and experiential ad agency, IN Marketing Services.

Wet Seal’s Fate to Unfold With Bids

RETAIL: Philadelphia firm joins B. Riley in bargain hunt

Beleaguered teen retailer Wet Seal Inc. is still drawing interest, even if it comes in the form of some rock-bottom bidding.

Beauty Products Firm Reportedly for Sale

Pacific World Corp. in Aliso Viejo is up for sale, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Asics Reaches $1 Billion Sales Mark

Asics America Corp. said it surpassed $1 billion in net sales for the first time last year, a 14.9% year-over-year increase, and expects about 14% growth in 2015.

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Aliso Beauty Products Seller for Sale

Pacific World Corp. in Aliso Viejo is up for sale, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Entrepreneur Media Invests in NY Firm

Entrepreneur Media Inc. in Irvine has invested in AlleyNYC, a company that leases shared work spaces on an hourly basis.

Vans Looks to Asia for Next Chapter of Growth

APPAREL: Expects to near $3 billion in sales by 2017

Kevin Bailey’s goals for Vans Inc. seem quite ambitious.

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