Caroline Anderson

Reporter (Retail, Restaurants, Hospitality)

Caroline Anderson covers retail, restaurants, and hospitality for the Los Angeles Business Journal. To contact her, email @caroline_mander

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 229

Recent Stories

Panda Restaurant Group Buys Stake in Ventura Chain Urbane Café

Rosemead-based Panda Restaurant Group has made its latest investment in a dining startup, Ventura-based Urbane Café.

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Tetra Tech Scores $85M EPA Deal

$85 million contract for Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech Inc. Scores $85 Million EPA Contract

Pasadena engineering firm Tetra Tech Inc. has won an $85 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess abandoned uranium mines in the Navajo Nation in the Southwest, the company announced Wednesday.

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Pontifax AgTech Management Closes $105 Million Investment Fund

A Santa-Monica based agricultural investment firm backed by some of L.A.’s wealthiest individuals has closed its first fund with $105 million in commitments, the company announced Wednesday.

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Lion Capital Acquires Stake in Premium Denim Maker Paige

Santa Monica private equity firm Lion Capital has acquired an undisclosed stake in Compton premium denim maker Paige, according to West L.A.’s Sage Investment Banking, which advised Paige on the transaction.

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Andelman and Mullen, VC Vets, Announce New Venture

Two veteran L.A. venture capitalists have formed Bonfire Ventures, a Brentwood VC firm focused on software for businesses.

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Westfield Rebirth

Century City mall’s $1 billion renovation attempts to halt brick-and-mortar decline

Westfield Century City unveils its $1 billion makeover and a new approach to malls.

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Mars Food Latest Company to Leave L.A. Orbit

Candy maker’s pet industry subsidiaries will remain in Southern California

Mars Food is packing its bags for Chicago, becoming the latest major consumer packaged foods giant to leave Los Angeles.

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SEC Qualifies Fatburger’s $24 Million Initial Public Offering

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has given the go-ahead to the $24 million initial public offering planned by Fatburger’s parent company, paving the way for the company to begin trading on the Nasdaq later this month.

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Labor Works Against Hotel?

HOSPITALITY: Westin sale may reflect union pull in LB.

Pro-labor policies may not have worked out for the sellers of the Westin Long Beach hotel.

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