Reporter (Manufacturing, Trade, Retail)
TRADE: Expanded levies could hurt retailers, manufacturers as trade deal delayed
Retailers brace for levies on nearly all imports from China.
Skechers USA Inc. appointed corporate attorney Katherine Blair to its board of directors, becoming the footwear company’s first female board member.
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.
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.
El Segundo-based Prodege, the parent company of Swagbucks and other online consumer rewards services, announced May 10 it will acquire CotterWeb Enterprises Inc.
Cal Cartage site to be vacated later this year
Port of L.A. selects new tenant for cargo site.
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.
Local toy shops take advantage of Toys R Us void
Local toy shops win after Toys R Us shutters.
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.
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.