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Califa Farms Raises $225 Million

Dairy-free brand plans global expansion

Califa Farms raised $225 million to fuel its international expansion and launch new product lines.

Trader Joe’s Cuts ‘Two Buck’ Price

Grocer reduces costs, passes along savings

Trader Joe’s Co.’s Charles Shaw wine is living up to its Two Buck Chuck nickname again, at least in California.

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Glasswerks Buys NWI

Deal for Seattle company expected to boost capacity

Glasswerks, a Southgate-based glass fabricator, acquired Seattle-based Northwestern Industries Inc.

Molson Coors to Quit Irwindale Brewery

Molson Coors Beverage Co. said it will cease operations at its Irwindale brewery by September and has offered the facility to Pabst Brewing Co. for $150 million.

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LA Companies Feeling Blue

Style brands embrace ‘color of the year’

Classic Blue is the new black. At least this year.

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Port of LA Sets Partnerships

Signs deals with Indonesian, Danish port operators

The Port of Los Angeles has pledged to collaborate with entities from Northern Europe and Indonesia on port operations, technology and more.

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Traffic Drops Again at LA, LB Ports

Trade: Tariffs continue to take toll on imports

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles saw cargo traffic dip again in November.

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LA Companies Shine at Auto Show

AUTOS: EV makers, service companies roll out products and court investors

L.A. automakers show off their wares at the L.A. Auto Show.

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Cadiz Joint Venture Harvests Test Hemp

AGRICULTURE: SoCal Hemp Co. anticipates first commercial crop next year

Cadiz and Glass House Group’s SoCal Hemp Co. readies for its first hemp harvest on Cadiz’s Mohave Desert aquifer.

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Avery Dennison Acquires Smart Label Unit for $249 Million

Label maker Avery Dennison Corp. purchased a division of Smartrac Technology Group for $249 million.

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Jakks Pacific Names Former Mattel Executive as CFO

Former Mattel executive John Kimble is joining toymaker Jakks Pacific as chief financial officer.

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Ports in a Storm

LA, Long Beach are feeling the impact of tariffs

Port of Los Angeles head Gene Seroka warns of consequences from the U.S.-China trade war.

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Beyond Meat Thinks Bigger

FOOD: Confidence grows after posting first profit

After his company reported its first quarterly profit, Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown is looking to go global.

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Oil Company Might Run Dry

ENERGY: Wilmington firm worries about drilling proposal

A proposed law could force Cooper & Brain Inc. to shut down most of its oil wells in the city of Los Angeles.

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New Glass Industry Supply Company Launches

Manufacturing: Former C.R. Laurence executives start competitor

Frameless Hardware Co. is a new glass industry supply company in South Gate founded by two top executives formerly with the region’s premier glass industry supplier, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.

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