Caroline Anderson

Reporter (Retail, Restaurants, Hospitality)

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

Email: canderson@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 229

Recent Stories

German Grocer Aldi Partners with Instacart to Offer Delivery in L.A.

The stakes of the grocery delivery wars have just been raised. German discount grocer Aldi Inc. announced Monday that it plans to debut a grocery delivery service through Instacart in Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta later this month. Aldi, which mainly sells products with its own label, has almost 1,700 stores in 35 states, according to a press release. About 15 of its stores are in L.A. County.

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Pico Rivera Baking Company BakeMark USA Sold

Major Pico Rivera-based baking supply and distribution company BakeMark USA was acquired on Monday by London-based investment manager Pamplona Capital.

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Meal Kit Service Chef’d Raises $25 Million from Smithfield Foods Inc.

El Segundo-based meal kit delivery service Chef’d has raised $25 million from Smithfield, Va., pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc., the investor announced Monday.

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German Grocer Aldi Partners with Instacart to Offer Delivery in Los Angeles

German discount grocer Aldi Inc. announced Monday that it plans to debut a grocery delivery service through Instacart in Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta later this month. Aldi, which mainly sells products with its own label, has almost 1,700 stores in 35 states, according to a press release. About 15 of its stores are in L.A. County.

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DineEquity Inc. to Close More Than 100 Applebee’s Restaurants

Glendale-based restaurant company DineEquity Inc. has revised its expectations for its Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill concept, saying during its second-quarter earnings call Thursday that it expects between 105 and 135 locations to close this year.

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Corporate Giving Dips Among Top 25 Firms

PHILANTHROPY: No. 1 spot in Los Angeles County remains with Wells Fargo.

Corporate donations in Los Angeles County slid last year among the top 25 firms.

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Clothing Maker Plans Almost 500 Job Cuts

Bankrupt clothing company BCBG Max Azria Group to cut 492 jobs at its Vernon HQ.

New CEO for DineEquity

Glendale restaurant group DineEquity Inc. serves up new CEO

Natural Food Chain Pursues Organic Growth Plan

Erewhon will add outpost in Santa Monica; relocate HQ, kitchen to downtown L.A.

Natural food store Erewhon is picking up the pace with its expansion across Los Angeles County.

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DineEquity Inc. Hires New Chief Executive as Sales Decline Continues

News of continued sales declines at DineEquity Inc.’s restaurants was sweetened with the company’s announcement of a new chief executive and a third-quarter stock dividend during its second-quarter earnings call Thursday.

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