Los Angeles Business Journal

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

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SBE to Open Its First Hotel in the Middle East

Luxury hospitality company SBE is scheduled to open its first hotel in the Middle East this spring, the company announced this week.

Produce Company Sows Seeds of Growth in Deal

AGRICULTURE: Progressive branches out into more fruits with deal for competitor.

Progressive Produce will now bear more fruit products after its pickup of a competitor.

Restaurant Operator Feels Heat as Shares Tumble

DINING: DineEquity CEO steps down amid poor sales at Applebee’s, IHOP chains.

DineEquity investors have a lot to chew on as the chief exec has stepped down amid falling sales.

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DineEquity Inc. Shares Drop Almost 10 Percent on News of CEO Resignation

The resignation of DineEquity Inc.’s chief executive amid declining sales Friday caused the restaurant company’s stock to fall 9.6 percent in a single day, closing at $60.14.

Fuller Plate

Restaurateur Lee Maen has homed in on delivery as means to boost business for Innovative Dining Group

Innovative Dining Group’s Lee Maen talks wage hikes and how to best serve up the Sunset Strip.

Fast-Fashion Firm’s Quick Turn on IP

Forever 21 heads to court in order to enforce copyrights in what may prove new pattern for company.

APPAREL: Forever 21 has filed a pair of lawsuits to button up the fast-fashion retailer’s copyrights.

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Solar Umbrellas Take Charge at Coffee Chain

ENERGY: Deal plugs Zon’s power invention at shops.

Zon hopes to help cover customers’ power needs with its device-charging solar umbrellas.

Treat Maker Sweet on L.A. as New Bakery’s Home

EXPANSION: Cronut creator Dominique Ansel also to use location for his first eatery.

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Nasty Gal Expected to Close Retail Stores by End of the Month

Bankrupt women’s clothier Nasty Gal has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to allow it to end the leases on its two retail stores by the end of the month and liquidate all their furniture, fixtures, and equipment, according to court documents filed this week.

Nasty Gal to Close Kentucky Fulfillment Facility

It’s not such a sweet Valentine’s Day for Nasty Gal Inc.’s employees in Kentucky.

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