Kari Hamanaka covers apparel manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and automakers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chain tapped Organic to be strategic digital agency of record
Aims to Be Tech Solution For Crisis Management
Anaheim-based, family-owned firm ATI Restoration LLC has made an app its workers had been using within the company available to its broader customer base.
AUTOS: Work starts on Bugatti showroom
To close the deal on a $3 million car, a seller can hardly treat the transaction like any other vehicle sale.
Loraine Dowdy Builds Cosmetics Powerhouse in San Clemente
Loraine Dowdy builds cosmetics powerhouse in San Clemente
Broadcast Blends Radio And Public Access TV
Vans Inc. just elevated the meaning of branded content with the launch of its Channel 66 livestream station.
OC mall location part of Canadian automaker’s retail expansion
Blowout-focused salons expected to ‘scale quickly’ with help of franchisees
Automaker Helps With Retailer’s Delivery Routes
OC’s fastest-growing automaker and one of the world’s largest online retailers are making headway on making e-commerce deliveries a little greener.
Digital, One Heavy Weight On Physical Retail
Another anchor store space in Orange County is set to be vacated with the Sears at Village at Orange liquidating.
MARKETING: Network of 100,000 barbers, salons
Wil Shelton never set out to be a marketing guru when he obtained his license in cosmetology, but 25 years later, the executive sits from a powerful perch when it comes to connecting global brands with the African American consumer.
Beer club, virtual brand and potential for a minimum of 425 restaurants in cards
Carol Dobbs Expands Boutique Offerings, and Community Dialogue
Carol Dobbs sews, paints, tie dyes, and runs the specialty boutique C Dobbs in Newport Beach
Campaign Pitches Agency’s Digital-focused Offering
Costa Mesa marketing and advertising agency Blue C has taken to TV to nab new clients.
Orange County shoppers need not trek to West Hollywood anymore to search for the latest in luxury consignment goods.
RESTAURANTS: Base in Irvine, South Coast food hall
Din Tai Fung owned by Paradise Group Holdings Pte. Ltd. from Singapore is looking to go toe-to-toe with the popular Din Tai Fung restaurant chain for its U.S. expansion kicking off at South Coast Plaza
Outlook comes as company ended 2020 with $6 billion in revenue
$1M in Online Sales For First Year of Ops
Wine Chips Inc. aims to put the couture in potato chips with its fast-growing line of specialty snacks in flavors such as smoked Gouda and Asiago.
Station Looks to Remain Relevant Amid New Media
PBS SoCal in Costa Mesa and sister station KCET are touting a new look for the digital age.
RETAIL: Luxe reseller’s focus is catering to the trade
Quentin Caruana was pushed into the retail business following the subprime mortgage crash of the last recession.
Restaurant is the only OC location to be part of the pilot
Commercial to run during game’s second quarter
Automating Ad Buying; Campaign Optimization
Programmatic advertising’s hold on digital display advertising continues to grow, as one company rests its initial public offering on what market watchers expect will only continue to expand.
FITNESS: Luna charged with growing 8 brands
Sarah Luna, 34, will help lead one of the largest fitness chains in the country as the recently appointed president of Irvine-based Xponential Fitness LLC
Pairs Big Data, Analytics With Traditional Marketing
Foothill Ranch-based loanDepot Inc.’s initial public offering compares much different to its current pending IPO, with sales of more than $3B in the first nine months of 2020, and a workforce topping 10,000
Pandemic helped fuel demand for contactless delivery
Improvement seen in some states since the start of the year as restrictions ease
Data Labs Unit Hiring; Loyalty Program Refresh
The digital marketing and analytics arm of Botox maker Allergan, whose Allergan Aesthetics division is based in Irvine, continues on its quest to apply a high-tech touch to reach customers, new and old.
Luxe Reseller Adds Closet Full of Cash
Irvine-based luxury reseller Marque Luxury ended its 2020 growth on a high note with the purchase of the blog Closet Full of Cash.
Alfred Chang Talks Retail, Fashion—and the Importance of Having a Voice for Brands
PacSun and its 43-year-old President Alfred Chang seem to have cracked the code, becoming one of the country’s largest “cool kid” brands