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El Segundo-based Sugarfina Corp. is turning to its fans to fund its next chapter of growth.
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.
For a company that sells bite-sized desserts, Mochi Ice Cream Co.’s main product name was a mouthful.
Avery Dennison Corp., a Glendale-based manufacturer of labeling products, said it will acquire JDC Solutions Inc. for $24 million.
The first month of the year brought more of the same to the San Pedro Bay port complex.
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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.
The Business Journal looks at key aspects of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, which play significant roles in the local and national economies.
With dozens of extra ships at anchor in the San Pedro Bay Port complex, the staff at Marine Exchange of Southern California has their hands full.
Come 2023, the San Pedro Bay Port Complex will start collecting about $75 million from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to finance infrastructure repair and maintenance.
Revenue for Skechers USA Inc. came in well below $5 billion in 2020,
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.
Mattel Inc. surpassed Wall Street revenue and earnings estimates for the fourth quarter and the full year.
At the Port of Long Beach, 2020 was a year for the record books.
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Terry Dulan went off to college to study computer systems.
Pelican Products Inc. has been tasked with safeguarding another type of fragile cargo — vaccines and ventilators.
Shares of Beyond Meat Inc. rallied 20%, boosting the company’s market value to about $11 billion on Jan. 26.
Kid’s Dream was among the first apparel manufacturers in Los Angeles’ Garment District.
Looks like WaBa Grill Franchise Corp.’s rice bowls are pandemic-proof.
Veggie Grill Inc.’s latest venture is focused on delivering plant-based Mexican cuisine.
Fresh out of bankruptcy, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. appointed four board members to lead the fast-casual restaurant chain along with Chief Executive Jim Hyatt.
Individual FoodService in Bell wrapped up 2020 with three acquisitions, including a December deal for Brady Industries, a Las Vegas-based competitor.
After contending with pandemic-related shutdowns at its U.S.-based factories, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. sales slumped 16.3% in 2020 compared to 2019.
After numerous missed sailings back in March, Gene Seroka said he “never would have imagined” that the Port of L.A. would move 9.2 million TEUs of cargo in 2020.
Some of the strategies local companies implemented last year to ease the burden of the pandemic on their workforce will likely evolve into permanent job perks once things return to normal.
After a relatively short stint in bankruptcy court, things are looking up for California Pizza Kitchen Inc., according to Judd Tirnauer, the company’s new chief financial officer.
The much-awaited completion of major renovations at the Manhattan Village shopping center is now slated for this spring.
More than 225,000 business owners and nonprofits in Los Angeles County have collectively received about $14 billion in EIDL funding.
A bill that will provide increased funding for maintenance of local ports passed the final hurdle in the last week of 2020 when the U.S. Senate gave a green light to the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, HR 7575.
CMA CGM Group and American President Lines occupy adjacent spots on the Business Journal’s list of shipping companies that serve the San Pedro Bay port complex.
While local freeways remain relatively open thanks to the Regional Stay at Home Order, traffic congestion at the San Pedro Bay complex shows no signs of letting up.
Instead of suits and dresses, an ugly Christmas sweater paired with Zoom-friendly sweatpants appears to be the outfit du jour for this year’s corporate holiday parties.
Santa Monica skin care and cosmetics company Counter Brands — doing business as Beautycounter — has a new hybrid store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.
Mattel Inc. is adding to its roster of preschool brands, signing a multiyear global licensing agreement to create a full line of Fisher-Price toys based on “Gus — The Itsy Bitsy Knight.”
Rehrig Pacific Co. said it will sell a line of products, including plastic pails, to Polyethylene Containers Inc. in Arkansas.
Local restaurant owners are struggling to say open and questioned the county’s recent decision to ban outdoor dining; that ban has since been put on hold by the courts.
Shares of Guess Inc. rose about 10% to a market value of $1.19 billion last week after the downtown-based retailer beat Wall Street expectations on revenue and earnings for the third quarter of its 2021 fiscal year.
Some 30,000 children stopped by Santa’s house last year at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. This year is dramatically different for L.A. County malls and their Santas.
Aerol Co. Inc. is packing its bags for the Midwest.
Shortly after its Oct. 30 debut on the New York Stock Exchange, electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. was valued at about $2.9 billion.
A Rancho Dominguez-based freight forwarding company’s latest deal was decades in the making.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Inc. has figured out a way to increase international sales.
Come April, Honda’s operations in North America will be more unified.
Even with 25% of its restaurants closed, FAT Brands Inc. reported a jump in quarter-over-quarter revenue during the third quarter, but the results still trailed 2019’s third quarter.
Local ports reported record cargo volumes last month, but year-to-date results for the San Pedro Bay complex are still 2% below the first 10 months of 2019.
The pandemic could have easily tanked Alex Ismail’s business.
Beyond Meat Inc.’s stock took a hit last week after lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue and confusion around its collaboration with McDonald’s Corp.
Like many good business ideas, the concept for CourtCall materialized while one of the company’s future founders, Mark Wapnick, was grappling with a problem — in this case, L.A.’s infamous traffic.
Revolve Group Inc. surpassed Wall Street expectations and delivered its most profitable quarter, but the company’s stock dipped more than 10% on reports of a revenue decline.
Rokit Group of Cos.’ latest venture, Rokit Made, is poised to take advantage of a growing consumer trend — electric bikes.
Amid the furor created by pandemic-related shutdowns, double-digit unemployment rates and civil justice protests, Los Angeles’ recent designation as a fair trade city went somewhat unnoticed.