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Disney to Shutter 60 Retail Stores

Walt Disney Co. plans to close 60 retail locations to focus on ecommerce.

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My/Mochi Listens to Consumers for Name Change

For a company that sells bite-sized desserts, Mochi Ice Cream Co.’s main product name was a mouthful.

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Beyond Meat Misses on Earnings, Hits on Partnerships

Shares of Beyond Meat Inc. should have taken a dive in after-hours trading as the company missed full-year and fourth-quarter estimates from Wall Street analysts.

Sugarfina Looks to Crowdfunding for Expansion

El Segundo-based Sugarfina Corp. is turning to its fans to fund its next chapter of growth.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Continued Slump in January, but Cargo Boomed

LAX statistics for January show passenger traffic remains stalled while cargo tonnage is accelerating.

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Celeb-Backed Startup Jinx Delivers Healthy Dog Food

Terri Rockovich’s dog, Blitz, has a picky palate.

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Surf Air to Buy Hybrid Engine-Maker Ampaire

Hawthorne-based private aviation company Surf Air Mobility Corp. is going electric.

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Sknmuse Products Help Black Women ‘Glow’

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Sknmuse is a skincare brand that prioritizes the needs of Black women.

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Open Sesame Restaurants Succeed With High Quality, Low Costs

2021 Minority-Owned Businesses Special Report

After escaping warn-torn Beirut in 1988, Ali Kobeissi yearned to conjure the aroma and the flavors of Lebanese cuisine at his new home in Long Beach.

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MedMen Revenue Falls 23%

Culver City-based MedMen attributed its revenue slowdown to pandemic-driven retail restrictions.

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Thirteen Lune Offers Minority-Owned Beauty Brands a Digital Marketplace

Thirteen Lune is a new kid on the retail block, but its arrival is long overdue, according to Nyakio Grieco, who co-founded the West Hollywood-based ecommerce company in December.

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Skechers Takes a Revenue Hit in 2020

Revenue for Skechers USA Inc. came in well below $5 billion in 2020,

Tetra Tech Snags $25 Million Renewable Energy Contract

Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. was awarded a five-year, $25 million contract by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Boring Co. Enters Next Phase for Tunnel to Connect Ontario Airport, Metrolink

Hawthorne-based Boring Co. on Feb. 3 gained approval from the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.

Sailor’s Brew Coffee Keeps It Positive

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Sailor’s Brew Coffee is a website that sells a variety of single-origin coffee beans, plus branded merchandise, drinkware and canisters.

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