Men’s Apparel Brand Pair of Thieves Is Thriving

A Culver City-based men's apparel brand is getting a second chance at a Nordstrom Inc. debut.

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Sweetgreen Plans to Be Carbon Neutral by 2027

Sweetgreen Inc. spent a good part of 2020 reorganizing its operations to manage a pandemic-related drop in sales.

Big 5 Rebounds to Post $1 Billion in Revenue

Last March, at the outset of the pandemic, shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. dipped below $1.

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Fred Segal Remembered as Icon Who Made California Style Cool

Fred Segal, the famed retailer who died Feb. 25 at age 87 of complications from a stroke, will be remembered as an icon and innovator of Los Angeles fashion.

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WaBa Grill Names Kim as President, CEO

WaBa Grill Franchise Corp. is reshuffling its executive suite, with the City of Industry-based fast-casual restaurant chain promoting Andrew Kim to president and chief executive.

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Powered Brands Gets Off to Strong Start With $276 Million IPO

Two local executives with a track record of creating and investing in consumer-centric brands are off to a new, public venture.

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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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