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

Recent Stories

Bankrupt Chains Might Have More Left in Stores

RETAIL: Discounter could fit American Apparel sites.

Bankruptcies by a trio of chains leave lots of room for new tenants at shuttered locations.

Sushi Study Looks to Scale Issue of Mislabeling

DINING: Researchers say eateries that served wrong fish may have been duped.

Something fishy might be going on in the sushi supply chain.

Feeding Traffic

DINING: Developers add food halls to menu to draw in shoppers.

Developers serve up food halls as a means to feed foot traffic to retail properties.

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American Apparel Begins Laying Off Employees

Following its sale last week to a Canadian clothing manufacturer, American Apparel began laying off about 2,400 employees in Southern California, Reuters reported Monday. The majority were at the company’s downtown headquarters.

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Licenser Turns to TV Vet to Channel Revenue

Genius Brands International enlists kids’ TV veteran to help produce more revenue.

California Pizza Kitchen Founders Starting New Seafood, Pizza Restaurants

The co-founders of California Pizza Kitchen Inc. are at it again. After selling their restaurant empire to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in 2011 for $470 million, Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield are facing the heat of the kitchen again with the recent opening of an upscale seafood eatery in Brentwood and plans for a sit-down pizza restaurant.

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Canadian Clothier Wins $88 Million Bid for American Apparel

The Canadian clothing manufacturer which put in a stalking horse bid for American Apparel has won the bankruptcy auction, the buyer announced today.

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Court Approves British Company’s Bid for Bankrupt Nasty Gal

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California approved a $20 million stalking horse bid by British e-commerce clothing company Boohoo.com to buy the intellectual property and customer databases of clothing company Nasty Gal on Jan. 6.

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Amazon and Forever 21 May Place Bids for Bankrupt American Apparel

Amazon.com Inc. and Forever 21 have joined the ranks of suitors interested in acquiring bankrupt clothing company American Apparel, Reuters reported on Jan. 4.

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Magazine Serves Dining Venture

Former food editors now hope to make cut with Silver Lake’s Botanica.

Former food editors are using an online magazine to make headlines for their restaurant venture.

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