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REAL ESTATE: Project back on after decade delay
Hollywood Target gets OK to restart construction.
RETAIL: Secondhand luxury market set to double
Fashionphile has the vintage reselling industry in the bag.
Imports into the San Pedro Bay port complex sunk 6.3% in May, as trade war tensions between the U.S. and China continued to impact the flow of goods.
Restaurant chain Sweetgreen announced June 11 that it’s acquiring Washington D.C. meal delivery service Galley Foods for an undisclosed amount.
Online fashion retailer Revolve’s share price nearly doubled in Friday's trading session after the company made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange where it raised $211.7 million in an initial public offering.
Toymakers worry China tariffs will disrupt supply chain, hurt business
MGA Entertainment’s CEO says toying with tariffs could hurt the local industry.
trade: U.S. importers could face $17B in duties
Tariffs on Mexican produce would drive up costs for restaurants and markets.
Shares for El Segundo-based Beyond Meat Inc. soared more than 15% in afterhours trading after the company beat analysts’ expectations.
Mattel, the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, said Tuesday it will begin producing Hello Kitty & Friends under a licensing agreement with Japan’s Sanrio Inc, immediately boosting its share price.
RETAIL: Ecommerce fashion brand could face challenges
Revolve hopes to gain followers on Wall Street.
Stone Canyon Industries Holdings acquired the largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice in the United States, Reddy Ice Holdings, from New York private equity firm Centerbridge Partners.
E-commerce seller fueled by influencers
Cerritos-based fashion brand Revolve set the terms of its initial public offering in disclosures filed May 28 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Space X has raised over $1 billion in the last six months as it seeks to bolster its plans to build a network of satellites in space, new filings show.
MANUFACTURING: Funding follows new partnership with auto parts co.
Electric-vehicle battery-maker Romeo Systems Inc., also known as Romeo Power Technology, raised $88.5 million in a new round of funding, according to a May 20 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Real Estate: Local pushback delayed project
Before Malibu’s first Whole Foods opens its doors in June, its 15-year lease will have already expired once.
WYG focuses on major infrastructure, environmental services
Tetra Tech looks to acquire U.K.-based WYG.
‘Coastal contemporary’ complex to offer shopping, dining, fitness studios
Long Beach’s 2nd & PCH will be home to Shake Shack and Whole Foods.
Mayor seeks automation deal between union, LA terminal
Vote delayed again on Port of L.A. automation.
Electric vehicle battery maker Romeo Systems Inc., also known as Romeo Power Technology, raised $88 million in a funding round, according to a May 20 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A proposed 25% tariff on shoes made in China would be “catastrophic” for the industry and consumers, Los Angeles-based shoe companies Skechers, K-Swiss and L.A. Gear Inc. and dozens of other footwear brands and retailers warned President Donald Trump in a May 20 letter.
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Up-and-coming talent follows tech’s lead to reach consumers
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.
Local toy shops take advantage of Toys R Us void
Local toy shops win after Toys R Us shutters.
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.
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.
TRADE: Infrastructure assets offer stable investment return
Long Beach Container Terminal sold to consortium for $1.8B.
Beyond Meat got a rock star reception for its debut on Wall Street as investors sent shares skyrocketing 163%.
The price tag to hold the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics jumped to $6.9 billion, according to an updated budget released by the local committee tasked with running the international sports event.
Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas International Ltd. said Tuesday that it will sell Long Beach Container Terminal to a consortium led by Australia’s Macquarie Group for $1.78 billion.
Apparel retailer Guess? Inc. on April 29 announced it sold $300 million in debt that it will use in part to repurchase $220 million worth of shares.
Union fights company’s classification of workers as independent contractors
Cal Cartage embroiled in labor issues.
Rooftop venues surge despite steep construction costs
Welcome to Los Angeles’ rooftop scene where you can sip $18 martinis poolside or dine and dance under the stars.
retail: City collects $3 million from applicants
WeHo is going green with pot lounges.
Santa Monica-based Happy Returns Inc., announced April 25 an $11 million investment from PayPal Holdings Inc. that it will use to reach deeper into U.S. markets and expand its return services to international customers.
Port Logistics Group will acquire Oakland-based Whiplash Merchandising Inc., an ecommerce shipping and warehousing service, in a move which will expand PLG’s ecommerce fulfillment capabilities.
El Segundo-based Beyond Meat Inc. set the terms of its initial public offering and released more details about its operations in disclosures filed April 22 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
After year-end surge, ports see fall in first-quarter imports from China
Ports see imports from China fall in first quarter.
TRADE: Terminal operators continue push for automation
Fight over automation continues at Port of Los Angeles.
Investment firm Apollo Global Management will acquire Commerce-based Smart & Final Stores for more than $1.1 billion.
Hundreds of dockworkers booed as the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners announced Tuesday morning to postpone a vote for 30 days on automation at the West Coast's largest terminal at the request of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Culver City-based Flowspace Inc., a technology company that helps connect businesses with available warehouse space and fulfillment services, announced April 16 it raised $12 million in Series A funding.