Orange County Business Journal

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Tilly’s Q1 Results Mixed

Tilly’s Inc. beat Wall Street expectations on earnings but slipped on revenue in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015.

Behr’s New Agency Gets ‘Emotional’ With DIYers

New Ads Target Painters and Their Muses

Paint maker Behr Process Corp. in Santa Ana is counting on a new marketing campaign to help it establish an “emotional connection” with consumers.

Restaurant Chain Sponsors Indy Driver

Wienerschnitzel said it would sponsor race car driver J.R. Hildebrand in the Indianapolis 500.

SwimSpot Gets Permanent Place in Raj Manufacturing’s Roster

RETAIL: Grows from online, pop-ups to brick-and-mortar

SwimSpot Holdings started out five years ago as the retail arm of Tustin-based Raj Manufacturing LLC. These days the subsidiary serves as the swimsuit maker’s eyes and ears, collecting data on customers’ preferences and shopping habits.

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Autobytel Buys Competitor

Autobytel Inc. shares were up about 30% to a market value of $185 million after the Irvine-based automotive marketing company said it acquired Dealix Corp. from CDK Global Inc. in Hoffman Estates, Ill. for $25 million.

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Hot Dog Chain Sponsors Indy Racer

Wienerschnitzel said it will sponsor race car driver J.R. Hildebrand in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Printer Company Bought by Dallas Firm

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

Theme Parks Get Online Boosts from Newspaper

Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Sites Register Offshoots

Thinking of a trip to Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm this summer?

Vans’ Ad Push Aims to Broaden Millennial Base

MARKETING: Campaign set for back-to-school, holidays

Vans Inc.’s upcoming marketing campaign aims to highlight its array of footwear and apparel in an effort to grow the brand beyond its skate roots and appeal to a wider youth segment.

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Ad Firm Takes Stake in OC Company

Dentsu Inc. said it acquired a 33% stake in Laguna Hills-based Athletes First LLC to help the athlete management agency expand its business in the U.S. and internationally.

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OC Auto Sales Up in April

Orange County auto dealers sold 14,888 vehicles in April, an 8.1% increase from the same period last year, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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Tesla to Open Buena Park Location

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to open a showroom and a service center in Buena Park this summer, its second in Orange County.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

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Irvine Commercial Printer Sold

Fontis Solutions in Irvine has been acquired by Dallas-based franchisor Safeguard Business Systems.

North OC Price Check: Buena Park Shopping Center Seeks Buyer

RETAIL: 535,016 SF on block; Wal-Mart, Sears not part of deal

Coventry Real Estate Advisors in New York has put its portion of Buena Park Downtown on the market, seeking a deal that could reach $100 million.

Henry’s Hand in Chanel’s New Look at South Coast

RETAIL: Late leader of center ensured room for renovation

The influence of the late Henry Segerstrom carried on last month as well-heeled guests rubbed shoulders at Chanel Inc.’s expanded and renovated boutique in the Nordstrom wing of South Coast Plaza.

New Sanuk Ads Aim to Make It an ‘Always’ Brand

Company Builds on ‘Never Uncomfortable’ Campaign

Sanuk USA LLC launched a global marketing campaign last week, “Always…Sanuk,” aimed at “expanding the brand philosophy” to new consumers while “strengthening” its bond with core audiences.

Indian Grocer to Open in Irvine Center

Indian grocery chain Namaste Plaza signed a lease for a 6,700-square-foot store on the Irvine side of The Market Place that’s scheduled to open near Target in October.

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OC Dealers Among First to Sell Toyota Hydrogen Car

Toyota Motor Corp. selected two Orange County dealerships—Toyota of Orange and Tustin Toyota—to be among the first eight in the U.S. selling its new Mirai hydrogen vehicle.

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Tribune in Deal for SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

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Lush Cosmetics Opens at MV Mall

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is opening a store at The Shops at Mission Viejo on Friday, its 32nd retail location in the state and 229th nationwide.

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OC Dealerships Among First to Sell Toyota Hydrogen Car

Toyota Motor Corp. selected two Orange County dealerships—Toyota of Orange and Tustin Toyota—to be among the first eight in the U.S. selling its new Mirai hydrogen vehicle.

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Tribune to Buy SD Paper

Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, said it entered into agreement to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million in a cash-and-stock deal.

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Lush Cosmetics Opens at MV Mall

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is opening a store at The Shops at Mission Viejo on Friday, its 32nd retail location in the state and 229th nationwide.

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Indian Grocer to Open at Market Place

Indian grocery chain Namaste Plaza has signed a lease for a 6,700-square-foot store on the Irvine side of The Market Place.

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Too Faced to Estée Lauder?

Estée Lauder Cos. has surfaced among the bidders for Too Faced Cosmetics LLC in Irvine, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

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Too Faced to Estée Lauder?

Estée Lauder Cos. has surfaced among the bidders for Too Faced Cosmetics LLC in Irvine, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

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Vans, Parent Revenue Up in Q1

Vans Inc. revenue was up 8% for the first quarter ended April 4, according to its parent, Greenboro, N.C.-based VF Corp., whose revenue also rose.

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Two OC Carmakers Best National Pace

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

Oakley Chooses Raj to Make Swimwear

Oakley Inc. selected Raj Manufacturing LLC in Tustin to develop, manufacture and distribute its women’s swimwear worldwide.

Unearthed Sizzler Ad Sizzles in Surprise Online Turn

1991 Infomercial Gets 1.8M+ YouTube Views

Sizzler USA Inc. in Mission Viejo is cleverly paddling through a wave of unexpected publicity spurred by a dated commercial that crossed the radar of an Esquire magazine journalist.

Mitsubishi Motors Taps Ally on Finance

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. in Cypress said it will fold its in-house financing arm, Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America Inc., and rely on Detroit-based Ally Financial Inc. as its “preferred financing source.”

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Two OC Carmakers Best National Pace

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

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Vans, Parent Revenue Up in Q1

Vans Inc. revenue was up 8% for the first quarter ended April 4, according to its parent, Greenboro, N.C.-based VF Corp., whose revenue also rose.

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Oakley Taps Raj in Swimwear Deal

Oakley Inc. selected Raj Manufacturing LLC in Tustin to develop, manufacture and distribute its women’s swimwear worldwide.

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Kaiser Aluminum Has Mixed Q1

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. beat Wall Street’s revenue outlook for the first quarter but fell short on earnings projections.

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Stance Socks Score NBA Deal

San Clemente-based Stance Inc. has signed a licensing agreement to become the official sock brand for the National Basketball Association.

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Mitsubishi Motors Taps Ally on Finance

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. in Cypress said it will fold its in-house financing arm, Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America Inc., and rely on Detroit-based Ally Financial Inc. as its “preferred financing source.”

Western Digital Hunts for New Ad Agency

MEDIA: Raises bar on campaigns for global market

Western Digital Corp., the world’s largest disk drive maker, is looking for a new advertising strategy and partner to boot.

Incipio Signs Deal With Luggage Maker

Incipio Technologies Inc. signed a multiyear licensing deal with Tumi Holdings Inc. to design, manufacture and distribute a range of premium mobile device accessories for the South Plainfield, N.J.-based luggage maker.

Kia Teams With Yahoo for Sorento ‘Getaway’ Ads

Videos Coax Viewers To Take Vehicle on Adventures

Kia Motors America Inc. selected Yahoo Inc. as a digital partner to deliver the latest ads for the 2016 Sorento CUV.

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Kia's Georgia Facility Back Online After Shooting

A Kia Motors America Inc. manufacturing plant in Georgia is back online this morning after an employee there shot a co-worker in the leg Tuesday.

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Incipio Inks Luggage Co. Deal

Incipio Technologies Inc. said it signed a multiyear licensing deal with Tumi Holdings Inc. to design, manufacture and distribute a range of premium mobile device accessories for the South Plainfield, N.J.-based luggage maker.

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Correction & Clarification: Thomas in Charge at Wet Seal

Chief Executive Ed Thomas remains in charge of The Wet Seal, LLC in Foothill Ranch, along with interim Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hillebrandt.

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Tilly’s CFO to Depart

Tilly’s Inc. said it has started a search for a new chief financial officer, to replace Jennifer Ehrhardt, who is leaving in June to “pursue other professional interests.”

Yokohama’s Push for Social Good, Playgrounds

Partners With Nonprofit, Plans Campaigns

Yokohama Tire Corp. said it has expanded its relationship with KaBoom!, a national nonprofit that has opened or improved nearly 16,000 playgrounds since its inception in 1996.

Register Publisher Refocuses Growth Plans

MEDIA: Sees potential in local focus, baby boomer audience

The days of “entrepreneurial expansion” at the Orange County Register have given way to more modest hopes for growth based on “ultra-local” coverage and baby boomers as a key readership group.

Vietnamese Paper Files for Bankruptcy

The Little Saigon News Inc. in Garden Grove filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to documents filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California in Santa Ana.

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Wet Seal Sale Final

Mador Lending LLC completed the acquisition of Wet Seal Inc., the affiliate of Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management LLC announced Wednesday.

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Little Saigon News In BK

The Little Saigon News Inc. in Garden Grove has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to documents filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California in Santa Ana.

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