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Feature Adds to ShopB2Z Portal for Wholesale Buyers
A new virtual component added to Costa Mesa-based Z Supply LLC’s wholesale platform brings the online lookbook that much closer to the in-real-life experience.
FOOD: 54 locations and counting for chain
Pokéworks started in what some might call a hallway in Manhattan, but it’s since risen to 54 locations with more than 130 on the way.
Zoom Calls with Santa, AR Experiences, Live Streaming
Zoom isn’t just for staff meetings and the business world anymore.
Comedy-Based Card Games Falls for Casanova
Costa Mesa advertising agency Casanova McCann has added the Fitz Games business to its fold.
RESTAURANTS: Ghost kitchen, innovation center
Recent moves to establish a ghost kitchen presence and Irvine testing center by Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. proves limber evolution isn’t just for scrappy start-ups.
First of Several Capsules Launched with Magazine
Irvine-based vintage clothing and apparel firm Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. struck an interesting deal with publisher Sports Illustrated that will include capsule collections for NFL, NBA and MLB fans.
MARKETING: CEO Otero-Smart buys in
7th-largest local ad shop
Online Order is a Start; Delivery, Curbside on Tap
Flame Broiler Inc. didn’t have to do much in the way of marketing for the start of its online ordering rollout.
Promoter Roy Englebrecht Finds Ways to Hold Live Events
Underdog's undercard rises
New York Chipotle Digital Kitchen will open Saturday
Online jeweler is aggressively growing brick-and-mortar presence
Purchase price reflects $2.1 billion enterprise value for Supreme
Mixed Outlook For Holiday Selling Period
It was no surprise this year’s list of OC’s largest shopping centers reflects the less-than-stellar physical foot traffic the industry’s seeing.
Anaheim Retailer Launches New Line
Anaheim retailer Pacific Sunwear of California LLC is vying for a piece of the activewear market with the launch of PacSun Active.
ENERGY: Expects $185M in sales for ‘20
Liz McKinley always had a taste for business.
YouTube Mega-Hit Part of New Parent’s Playbook
The kids are more than alright and, in fact, there’s plenty of business to be had in the children’s media market.
RESTAURANTS: New kitchen models rise, gain big backers
Ghosting, in a good way
Same-Store Sales Grow in Q3
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) CEO Bernard Acoca was upbeat in providing the Costa Mesa’s restaurant chain’s quarterly results last week.
2nd Grocer in State; Checkout-Free Options
Irvine’s first Amazon Fresh may have just opened, but its sister store to the north has already begun gleaning plenty about the consumers shopping its door.
New York travel brand to open Sunday in Newport Beach
MARKETING: Employee focus; fast growth plan
It’s the influencers who are leading when it comes to the next generation of marketing agencies.
PriceSpider Says Brands Seeing Boost of 113%
Amazon’s two-day Prime Day blitz earlier this month may have offered a glimpse of what’s in store at retail in the lead up to the holiday selling period.
Ad Spending Returns To Pre-Pandemic Levels
Kudos from Del Taco Restaurants Inc. CEO John Cappasola went out recently to CMO Tim Hackbardt and the chain’s agency of record for helping drive improved business for the Lake Forest-based chain in its latest quarter.
Center the Latest Sign of Life for Stanton and Experiential Retail
Exploring new frontiers
RESTAURANTS: 300+ units; top El Pollo owner
Comfort food, business basics
More details on Tiffany & Co.’s new, expanded space at shopping center
Refinancing, preliminary Q3 results announced