APPAREL / RETAIL

Hyundai Adds Head of Sales

Randy Parker was named vice president of national sales on Wednesday by Fountain Valley-based automaker Hyundai Motor America.

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Taco Bell Connects Dots

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. plans to add franchising in Portugal and Indonesia “in the coming year” a press release said. No franchisers for the new territories were named.

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Taco Bell Plans Palm Springs ‘Hotel’

Taco Bell Corp.’s next marketing zinger is a “Tacoasis” in Palm Springs for five days in August.

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Taco Bell India: 600 Franchised Units

Taco Bell Corp. expanded its franchising deal with India-based Burman Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., which plans to open 600 locations in its home country over the next 10 years.

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Lazy Dog Days in Florida

Costa Mesa-based Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar plans to open a location next year in Florida, a new market.

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OC 500: Liang Zhou

Succeeded 2017 OC 500 Tom Corcoran, 2017 … Zhou 25+ year automotive industry … previously president, CEO Beijing Foton-Daimler Automotive; Naveco: JV of Fiat and first China car company, Nanjing Auto; GM … bachelor’s, master’s, Northwestern Poly U., Xi’an, China; PhD, Nanjing U … Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang bought assets Fisker, formed Karma

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Del Taco Down on Earnings Miss

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: TACO) in Lake Forest was down about 2% after missing quarterly earnings expectations.

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Asics Runs Back to LA Marathon

2020 Return After 5-Year Race Gap

Asics North America is going the distance.

OC 50 Shopping Centers

WHY: In 1995, founded firm that owns, operates and manages nearly 5 million square feet of existing retail development that includes 15 centers in eight states across the U.S., including Outlets at San Clemente and Outlets at Barstow. Many other business interests. Is also chairman of OC political group, New Majority.

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OC 50 Shopping Centers

WHY: Visionary real estate-developer of retail and event centers, such as Anaheim Packing House food hall, Center Street in Anaheim, Make Anaheim, LAB Anti-Mall, The Camp in Costa Mesa and Casino San Clemente.

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OC 50 Shopping Centers

WHY: Stakeholders in family business propelled by the late Henry Segerstrom, known for developing South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, city’s business district, namesake arts center. Anton one of Henry’s three children from first wife, Yvonne de Chaviney Perry. Elizabeth is Henry’s widow. Sandy is daughter of Henry’s first cousin, Harold and wife, Jeanette, who shared management of family firm C.J. Segerstrom & Sons.

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OC 50 Car Land

WHY: Former Nissan executive recently tapped to oversee Hyundai’s Americas operations, as well as global chief operating officer.

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OC 50 Car Land

WHY: First female president for luxury British automaker, responsible for marketing, sales and service in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and South America.

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OC 50 Car Land

WHY: Heads one of the few car companies making vehicles in California at a 556,000-square-foot production hub in Moreno Valley, expansive headquarters in Irvine Spectrum.

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Del Taco Hires Refranchiser

Lake Forest-based Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: TACO) hired Denver-based Cypress Group to refranchise company-operated locations in four unnamed, “non-core” Western markets by next summer.

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