Bethany covers retail, hospital and other marketplace issues.
dining: Dog Haus aims to serve up franchises in 36 states at outset.
Three Pasadena restaurateurs are betting that entrepreneurs across the country want to snag a bite of their gourmet hot dog concept, Dog Haus.
APPAREL: Shop owner Nevena Borissova returns to fashion design with new line A.O.T.C.
Retailer Nevena Borissova now has designs on launching her own clothing line.
Fiji Water pitches washable bottle topper as brand builder.
Fiji looks to suck in customers with a new reusable straw and cap set.
SOFTWARE: Long Beach police swept up in market expansion by Laserfiche.
Laserfiche continues to seek and find new customers for its document-handling products.
Yogurt chain Menchie’s continues to pile on franchise locations.
Menchie’s pours it on as the frozen yogurt chain maintains an aggressive expansion pace.
Malibu REIT American Homes 4 Rent projected to raise $1.2 billion.
CLOTHING: Full lifestyle brand would be big score for Shawne Merriman.
After retiring from the National Football League last spring, former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is making moves in a decidedly different field.
Jewelry retailer Robbins Bros. announced Wednesday that it has purchased E.E. Robbins, Washington jewelry stores with a family tie.
Supreme Bean takes chilled, bottled coffee to supermarket chain.
Supreme Bean hopes its glass act plays with customers as its bottled brew hits Whole Foods shelves.
APPAREL: Isack Fadlon wants to see if Sportie L.A.’s new clothing and accessories line has legs before stepping back into footwear.
Shoe vendor Isack Fadlon sees launching a clothing line as a crucial step before creating footwear.