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Huntington Beach-based Boardriders Inc. announced several changes to its executive ranks in the first major announcement since its acquisition last year of the Billabong group.
148-Door Chain Refines Its Multiple Experiences
Opening doors is the way to scale; continuing to iterate on the in-store experience builds brands.
Urban Outfitters, Ulta Among New Retailers Added to Roster
Before Manna Kadar’s beauty business became a multi-brand portfolio, retail buyers were being greeted at Island Tan, passing tanning beds before getting to the 100-square-foot showroom of Manna Kadar Cosmetics.
Events Aid Growth As $5B Target Remains
No one ever hit the $1 billion mark on cruise control.
Anker-Morris Leaving At End of Month
Irvine-based retailer Tilly’s Inc. is set to lose longtime Chief Merchandising Officer Debbie Anker-Morris, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Postmates Partnerships Expand Service Options
Restaurant operators continue to play the convenience card in the race for consumer wallet share.
AUTOMOTIVE: Cox joins Amazon, Ford as backers
Cox Automotive Inc.’s $350 million investment in Michigan-based automaker Rivian Automotive LLC is expected to bolster the electric vehicle maker’s retail and customer service programs—and hiring in its growing Irvine operations hub—as its market launch looms.
RESTAURANTS: Chain plots next phase of growth
Part of the challenge in diversifying Orange County’s food scene is people like Wahoo’s Fish Taco co-founder Ed Lee.
RETAIL: Retailer’s riding high after strong Q2
The key holiday selling season’s looking cheerier for retailer Tilly’s Inc.