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PacSun Exec Leaves Company

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. said Christine Lee, its senior vice president of women’s merchandising and design, resigned.

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Fisker’s Bankruptcy Plan Approved

The Chapter 11 plan for Costa Mesa-based Fisker Automotive Inc. got approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Wienerschnitzel’s Millennial Out to Win Over Peers

MARKETING: Chain takes long view on younger customers

Monthly reports indicate that all is well at Irvine-based restaurant operator Galardi Group Inc.—sales are up at its Wienerschnitzel, The Original Hamburger Stand and Tastee Freez franchises throughout the nation.

Red Digital Takes Its Fancy Camera Work to YouTube

Channel Features Videos Shot With Red Equipment

No one is too good for YouTube. Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. in Irvine has launched an official YouTube channel, Shot on Red, which features 29 videos produced with the company’s 4K-resolution digital still and motion cameras.

I-5 Publishing Expands Distribution Business by 30%

MEDIA: Gets account for rural retailer in industry shake-up

The publisher of Cat Fancy magazine has pounced on an opportunity to add a large outside account to its distribution operations.

Stance Takes Growth Stance With New Cash

APPAREL: Sock maker gets $25.9M from steady investor

A San Clemente-based sock maker is looking to fortify its position in key global markets, backed by a recent investment from a long-standing financial backer.

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Kia Recalls 51,641 Vehicles

Kia Motors Corp. is recalling some 51,641 Soul vehicles produced from July 21, 2013 through Jan. 17, 2014 because of potential loss of steering, according to a letter automaker sent to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Vans’ Revenue Up 21%

Vans Inc.’s revenue rose 21%, its parent VF Corp. reported in its second quarter financials.

Swimwear Maker Adds Labels, 190,000-SF Lease

APPAREL: Will consolidate distribution to Buena Park

The biggest swimwear maker in the U.S. is getting bigger with an expansion to Buena Park following its latest acquisition.

Volcom’s New Vision

Paris-Based Parent Prods Change at OC Label

Volcom Inc. has outgrown its rebellious stage.

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