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Shoemaker Hopes to Step Up Under New Owner

FOOTWEAR: Sole Society looks to global expansion as part of Camuto Group.

Online retailer Sole Society of Culver City is fashioning a bigger footprint with the help of footwear powerhouse Camuto Group.

Camuto Group Acquires Majority Stake in Shoe Company Sole Society

Online retailer Sole Society in Culver City is fashioning a bigger footprint with the help of footwear powerhouse Camuto Group in Greenwich, Conn.

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Skater on Board With Arty Venue

Chad Muska’s role includes serving as curator at space backed by Supra brand.

Skateboarder Chad Muska rolls into a pop-up creative space in collaboration with Supra brand.

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Fitness Pioneer Big on Bespoke

EXERCISE: Boutique Barry’s scales up offerings at studio.

Barry’s Bootcamp looks to step up in the boutique fitness space with added amenities.

Driftwood Dairy Bought by Vietnam Dairy Products Corp.

El Monte-based company Driftwood Dairy, one of California’s largest processors of milk and dairy products, was snapped up Tuesday by Vietnam Dairy Products Corp., known as Vinamilk, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Kitson Founder Files Lawsuit Against Former Chief Executive

The dust has yet to settle around the closing of the once trendy West Hollywood boutique Kitson, which closed its doors in December.

Ex-Makeup Exec Seeing Bright Future in Shades

FASHION: Toni Ko hopes low price point fits with sunglasses.

Former makeup exec Toni Ko sees sunglasses as a ripe sector for her low price-point approach.

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Cigar Maker Meets its Match

Tobacco company wedded to line of custom marriage- related smokes.

Custom Tobacco’s cigar rolling service is booming during summer wedding season.

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Food Entrepreneurs Have Menu for Underserved

DINING: Everytable seeks to bring health, equity to fast food in poorer locales.

Startup Everytable wants to deliver on its promise of meals priced according to neighborhood income levels.

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Hitching Ride at Theme Parks

MARKETING: Index sees sites as major attractions for toy sales.

Index Promotions looks to ride the theme park boom into more custom merchandise orders.

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