Shwanika Narayan

Reporter (Manufacturing and Trade)

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 251

Recent Stories

Mvmt to be Acquired for $100 Million

Watch company Mvmt (pronounced movement) is set to be acquired by Movado Group Inc. for $100 million, the companies announced Aug. 15.

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Southern Counties Express Acquired for $65 Million

Compton-based logistics company, Southern Counties Express Inc., was acquired for $65 million in cash by competitor Universal Logistics Holdings Inc., the companies announced Aug. 10.

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Homegrown Goods

LA Original pop-up shop at the MOCA promotes local artisans

Local artisans display their wares under the LA Original banner at the Museum of Contemporary Art pop-up store.

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Accessory Junkie Brings Pop-Up to Malibu

Online retailer holds event to show off jewelry, talk women in business

Accessory Junkie launches its brick-and-mortar pop-up with a working women party.

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Long Beach City College and Port to Offer Supply Chain Training

The Port of Long Beach and Long Beach City College have partnered up to launch a new training program to prepare students for jobs in the global logistics and supply chain industry.

Strand Equity Invests in Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Brand

Private Equity firm, Strand Equity Partners closed a minority investment in Brooklyn-based vegan ice-cream brand, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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YouWorld’s New World

Firm helps retailers reach Chinese millennials

Pasadena firm plays matchmaker between Chinese travelers and local retail centers.

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Reliance Steel Acquires Two Metal Fabrication Companies

Downtown-based Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced Aug. 1 the acquisition of sheet metal fabrication companies, KMS Fab and KMS South Inc. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Vance Street Capital Invests in Aerospace Maker

Sawtelle-based private equity firm Vance Street Capital announced the recapitalization of Jet Parts Engineering Inc. in Seattle. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

21st-Century Influence

LA 500

The rise of social media itself has led to a shift to platforms and personalities that brands consider to be influential.

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