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

Record, Notable Dips for L.A. in 2017 Visitor Counts

Tourism is up for L.A. County from high-spending international visitors.

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Record 48.3 Million People Visited L.A. County Last Year

The county of Los Angeles welcomed a record number of visitors for the seventh year in a row, hosting 48.3 million visitors last year, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board announced Jan. 10.

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Pontifax AgTech Leads $9.5 Million Round in Biostimulant Producer Inocucor Corp.

Santa Monica’s Pontifax AgTech led the second closing of a $9.5 million Series B round in Denver agricultural technology company Inocucor Corp., the companies announced Jan. 8.

More Restaurants Develop Appetite for Dine L.A.

Biannual promo push helps put upscale local eateries in national picture

Dine L.A., the city’s two-week foodie-dream, returns to Los Angeles with more restaurants.

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Franchisers Post 7.8% Increase in Banner Year

Restaurants lead way as franchisers expand base in growth year

Franchisers, particularly restaurants, in L.A. County added units to grow numbers.

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Forever 21 Reports $40 Million Loss; Closes More U.K. Stores

Lincoln Height’s Forever 21 Inc. posted a loss of more than 29 million pounds, or almost $40 million, for its seven U.K. retail stores for the year ended Feb. 28, 2016, according to an annual report filed with the U.K. government on Dec. 15, 2017.

Fig Fancy

Downtown hotel set to reopen after extended renovation

Hotel Figueroa makeover goes long.

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Can Guitar Center Find New Rhythm?

RETAIL: Ares’ portfolio company’s debt downgraded

Ratings agencies say Guitar Center out of rhythm.

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Mattel Inc. Lays Off 70 Employees to Cut Costs as Turnaround Falters

El Segundo toy company Mattel Inc. permanently laid off 70 employees earlier this month, according to a WARN notice filed with the California Employment Development Department.

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Pressed Juice Seller Juice Served Here Inc. Shutters Abruptly

L.A. pressed juice company Juice Served Here Inc. has shut its retail stores and wholesale business, according to the company.

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