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The local twin port complexes set new records for cargo movement in the month of February, both ports announced on March 13.
FOOD: Culver City-based syrup maker adds 3 chains to national distribution lineup
D’Vash is part of a growing group of firms finding fresh uses for “ugly fruit.”
Cover Technologies’ new service sorts requirements for accessory structures
A Gardena company is giving homeowners easy access to city of L.A. building codes.
Alhambra Foundry Company Ltd., manufacturer of metal works for the construction industry, was fined $283,390 by the state for an accident that amputated an employee’s legs.
Richard Lie has been appointed president and chief executive of Los Angeles Federal Credit Union.
TechStyle adds brick-and-mortar channel to e-commerce base
TechStyle wants to bring e-tail tech tactics to brick-and-mortar retail.
The Shrimp Lover #1 Inc., a seafood restaurant in Hollywood, has been fined almost $520,000 in wage theft violations by the state’s Labor Commissioner’s office.
Company extends deal for STEM-related toys on heels of dismal holiday, Q4
Mattel is banking on WWE action figures and STEM-themed educational toys.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is now the exclusive provider of cleaner fuels for Harbor Trucking Association’s 100-member trucking companies, the organizations announced on Feb. 21.
In a bid to tackle homelessness, the Los Angeles City Council announced on Feb. 21 that it had created a city-wide initiative to create a minimum of 3,300 supportive housing units.
Downtown-based Guess Inc. announced Feb. 20 that co-founder Paul Marciano had stepped down from his daily duties due to an on-going investigation of sexual harassment claims by model and actress Kate Upton.
Jakks Pacific Inc. will launch a collection of “technologically advanced and interactive” magic wands based on the “Harry Potter” films thanks to a partnership between the toymaker and Warner Brothers.
“The Last Jedi” took in more than 20 percent of Disney’s $2.4 billion box office total last year.
Online discount store Hollar Inc. recently has deployed 100 “picker robots” to help with automating fulfillment services at its Commerce warehouse.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Feb. 13 that it had approved $20 million in loans for Southern California businesses and residents affected by recent mudslides and wildfires.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Feb. 13 that the agency had seized 475,056 bottles of perfume with fake trademarks at the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complexes.
City of Commerce-based Hollar Inc., operators of an online discount store, recently announced that it had deployed 100 “picker robots” to help with automating fulfillment services at its warehouse.
City of Industry packaging producer Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics was acquired by Golden West Packaging Group, the companies announced Feb. 12. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Stock tumbles on disclosure of SEC probe; allegations of bribery in Albania, Mexico
Seattle-based Amazon Inc. is planning to pilot its own delivery service for businesses in Los Angeles.
TRANSPORTATION: Long Beach may petition
Supporters and those opposing railway giant BNSF’s proposed railyard could make tracks to the state’s Supreme Court.
Beyond Meat, a producer of plant-based meat substitute products, is expanding operations at its El Segundo headquarters, the company announced.
Mattel Inc. continued its streak of poor financials posting fourth quarter net loss and declining earnings for fiscal year 2017.
Next Trucking Partners, an online marketplace connecting truckers with shippers has raised $21 million in a series B round, the company announced Jan. 30.
The third largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles floated to new ownership in 2017.
Ports plan update to centuries-old duty payment process
Shipping lines at the twin ports test electronic payments.
REAL ESTATE: Survey points to ports, industrial
L.A. County and N.Y. tie for foreign investment.
Toymaker Jakks Pacific Inc. announced on Jan. 26 that it had received a takeover offer from Hong Kong-based Meisheng Cultural Co.
At its annual ‘State of the Port” address on Jan. 24, the Port of Long Beach celebrated its record-breaking year set in 2017 after a not so great 2016 which saw the bankruptcy of it largest terminal tenant, South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping.
The Port of Long Beach’s Harbor Commission approved plans for a new on-dock rail facility to be built at the complex’s Pier B terminal.
How Starco Group built a niche mini-empire specializing in aerosolized consumer goods.
There’s a new way to board a British Airways flight at Los Angeles International Airport – with your own face.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
After losing business to China in recent years, plastic molding shops see a new injection of revenue by fixing injection molds created there.
The Harbor Trucking Association, a coalition of West Coast trucking carriers, has named Weston LaBar its first chief executive officer.
The Harbor Trucking Association, a coalition of West Coast trucking carriers has named Weston LaBar its first chief executive officer, the trade association announced on Jan. 4.
Athleisure apparel brand Fabletics is partnering up with singer Demi Lovato to launch a new workout wear collection, the company announced on Jan. 2.
La Kretz backs push for R&D within 35-acre accelerator campus
Santa Monica-based toymaker Jakks Pacific Inc. announced Dec. 28 that its chief financial officer was stepping down.
The owners of downtown textile company Pacific Eurotex Corp. plead guilty to federal money laundering and tax charges Friday.
Differential Brands Group Inc. has entered a partnership with Throat Thread Apparel to relaunch its premium denim line in Canada, the company announced Tuesday.
La Mirada–based Damac Products, makers of network infrastructure equipment for the telecom and data center markets was acquired by Maysteel Industries, the companies announced Monday. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
With still a month to go in 2017, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have set new records in container movement for the year.
Urban Farm Counts on Shipping Containers, Hydroponics to Grow Cash Crops By SHWANIKA NARAYAN Staff Reporter
Customized shipping containers replace soil for lettuce grower.