Rachel Uranga

Reporter (Manufacturing, Trade, Retail)

Email: ruranga@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 251

Recent Stories

Local Cos. Brace for Tariffs

TRADE: Expanded levies could hurt retailers, manufacturers as trade deal delayed

Retailers brace for levies on nearly all imports from China.

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Katherine Blair Named First Woman to Skechers Board

Skechers USA Inc. appointed corporate attorney Katherine Blair to its board of directors, becoming the footwear company’s first female board member.

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Port of LA Terminal Closed Following Dockworker Death

A dockworker was killed and another seriously injured while working on a vehicle that moves containers at the Port of Los Angeles terminal early Wednesday morning, officials said.

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Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital.

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Acquisition Gives El Segundo Rewards Company Access to 100 Million Consumers, InboxDollars

El Segundo-based Prodege, the parent company of Swagbucks and other online consumer rewards services, announced May 10 it will acquire CotterWeb Enterprises Inc.

Toll Global Forwarding Picked for Port Operation

Cal Cartage site to be vacated later this year

Port of L.A. selects new tenant for cargo site.

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Dine Brands Misses Expectations

Takeout, delivery apps seen as key growth areas

The owners of chain diners International House of Pancakes and AppleBee’s International Inc., Glendale-based Dine Brands Global Inc., is incorporating new technology into its operations to make ordering fast and easy as the company looks to delivery and takeout for growth.

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PLAYING TO WIN

Local toy shops take advantage of Toys R Us void

Local toy shops win after Toys R Us shutters.

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Commerce Lighting Company Luminance Brands Acquires St. Louis Fan Business

Commerce-based lighting designer and distributor Luminance Brands announced May 7 it acquired Emerson Air Comfort Products from St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. for an undisclosed amount.

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Beyond Meat Gets Sizzling Wall Street Reception

RETAIL: Meatless burger brand’s shares soar at IPO; market cap $3.8B on May 2

Banner day for Beyond Meat as it goes public.

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