Shwanika Narayan

Reporter (Manufacturing and Trade)

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 251

Recent Stories

Starco Aims for Star Status

How Starco Group built a niche mini-empire specializing in aerosolized consumer goods.

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Facial Recognition Boarding Passes Start at LAX

There’s a new way to board a British Airways flight at Los Angeles International Airport – with your own face.

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Mossimo Giannulli’s G/Fore Collection Acquired by Peter Miller

Beverly Hills-based sportswear brand G/Fore has been acquired by Peter Millar, a luxury apparel brand in Raleigh, N.C., for an undisclosed amount.

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Property Managers’ 2017 Takeaway: Big Get Bigger

Retail-focused firms buck trend to grow local square footage by 4-plus percent

Firms managing L.A. County’s commercial properties saw little growth – here’s why.

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L.A. Gets Bulk of State’s Global Trade Traffic

$44.6B in import-export over 12-month period accounts for 2/3 of total

More bad news for Mattel as analysts lower 4Q forecasts.

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Japan’s 2nd Street Opens First U.S. Store in L.A.

2nd Street, Japan’s largest retailer of second-hand clothing and accessories opened its first U.S. store on Melrose Ave, the company announced Friday.

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Butterfly Acquires Pacifico Aquaculture in Mexico

Butterfly Equity, a private equity firm specializing in the food sector, has acquired Pacifico Aquaculture in Mexico, the company announced Jan. 9. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

City Attorney Files Lawsuits Against Local Trucking Companies

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said it has filed lawsuits against three trucking companies alleging the trio engaged in misclassifying truck drivers working for them in order to evade providing protections and benefits to the drivers.

China Fixes Boost Plastic Shops

After losing business to China in recent years, plastic molding shops see a new injection of revenue by fixing injection molds created there.

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LaBar: New CEO of Harbor Trucking Assoc.

The Harbor Trucking Association, a coalition of West Coast trucking carriers, has named Weston LaBar its first chief executive officer.

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