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"We saw everyone trying to jump into the hard seltzer space, and they were all doing the same flavors. We saw an opportunity to do something different."
"I had the idea of building a mobile app that would create a daily personalized diet plan for students who ate at the campus’ dining halls based on their goals, restrictions and menu of the day."
Local businesses are welcoming California’s long-awaited June 15 reopening with tempered expectations.
"We are the first OBGYN-approved legging in the market."
Both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are prepping for what could be another record-setting year.
The Port of Los Angeles reached a major milestone by processing 10 million container units of cargo in a 12‑month period.
Wonderful Agency, an in-house ad shop tasked with promoting Wonderful Co.’s roster of nut and fruit brands, has hired Margaret Keene as its chief creative officer.
At the recent Virtual Citi Leisure Day investor conference, Mattel Inc. Chief Executive Ynon Kreiz touted the transformation of the El Segundo-based toymaker since he took the helm in 2018.
Torrance-based US Hybrid Corp. has been acquired by New York-based Ideanomics Inc. for $50 million.
Canoo Inc.’s latest press releases lists Dallas in the dateline, an unusual designation for a company officially based in Los Angeles County.
Newegg Inc., a City of Industry-based electronics retailer, has gone public via a reverse merger with a publicly traded sister company, Lianluo Smart Ltd.
Beachbody Co. Group, a Santa Monica-based subscription health and wellness company, posted a 34% uptick in revenue for the first quarter of 2021.
Coffee Bean's new U.S. president outlines his plan for increasing the company's brick-and-mortar footprint to all 50 states via new and existing franchisees
City of Industry-based Port Logistics Group has rebranded as Whiplash Inc., adopting the name of a third-party logistics company it acquired in 2019.
Henrik Fisker has been down this road before, which means he knows the twists and turns that lie ahead.
Hawthorne-based OSI Systems Inc. was one of the three vendors awarded an IDIQ contract by Customs and Border Protection for its X-ray inspection equipment.
Electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. reported a net loss of $177 million, falling short of analysts' expectations for the first quarter.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach logged another record-breaking month of cargo volume in April.
Assembly Bill 979 requires public companies headquartered in California to diversify their governing boards by the end of 2021.
Santa Monica-based Happy Returns Inc. has been acquired by its investor, PayPal Holdings Inc., on undisclosed terms.
Mattel Inc. said it’s launching PlayBack, a toy recycling program designed to collect and reuse materials to make new Mattel products.
Big 5 reported what it called an “extraordinary start to fiscal 2021.”
New York-based makeup and skin care conglomerate L’Oréal USA said it will open a second company headquarters in El Segundo in early 2022.
Santa Monica-based Counter Brands, doing business as Beautycounter, sold a majority stake to Carlyle Group Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm.
Shares of Beyond Meat Inc. dipped about 6% on May 6 after the company posted top- and bottom-line results below Wall Street expectations.
Figs Inc., a Santa Monica-based health care apparel brand, has filed for an initial public offering.
Local luxury merchants are hopeful that the near-full recovery is on the horizon. But experts warn the progress should be taken with a grain of salt.
The Culver City-based apparel-maker Outerknown launched Second Spin, a collection of men’s and women’s loungewear that feature a QR code.
Shares of Skechers USA Inc. rose about 8% in after-hours trading on April 22, after the footwear and apparel manufacturer reported first-quarter sales and earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.
Beyond Meat Inc. said it will increase product distribution to thousands of new retail locations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
As cargo ships continue to clutter the horizon at the San Pedro Bay, both ports notched their best first quarter on record.
Macerich Co., a Santa Monica-based shopping mall owner and investor, said it sold Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix for $100 million.
NYDJ Apparel, a jeans brand that made its mark by catering to consumers over the age of 40, is looking to broaden its appeal.
John Tallichet was looking forward to the opening of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge across the Back Channel at the Port of Long Beach.
Trader Joe’s Co. has collaborated with Toronto-based Magnusmode Ltd. to publish a set of digital cards to help people with autism spectrum disorder or Down syndrome shop at its stores.
South Gate-based glass company Frameless Hardware Co. has acquired assets from Texas company Columbia Commercial Building Products.
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Inc., the maker of non-toxic and eco-friendly personal and household products, on April 9 filed for an initial public offering.
Shares of Guess Inc. rose about 5% to a market value of $1.6 billion last week after the downtown-based retailer reported better-than-expected financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 30.
Negin Singh is stepping away from her duties as executive director at Santa Monica Pier Corp. in June.
More local shoppers are spending on beauty products, and a sizeable chunk of their dollars is going to homegrown brands.
FabFitFun Inc. is working with San Francisco-based RangeMe America to expand its collaboration with brands founded by business owners from diverse backgrounds.
Electric vehicle company Faraday Future Inc. hired Xuefeng Chen as chief executive of its China division.
Oetker Group, Europe’s equivalent to Duncan Hines, is testing a new brand concept in the Los Angeles market.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered entire industries over the past year, it has fast-tracked Port Logistics Group’s expansion into ecommerce.
California Pizza Kitchen Inc., which just signed a multiyear deal to become the official pizza of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is leaving L.A. County and heading to Costa Mesa.
February cargo volume at the San Pedro Bay port complex was off the charts compared to dismal stats from the same period last year.
News of Canoo Inc.’s first pickup truck leaked ahead of a scheduled March 11 announcement.
Sweetgreen Inc. spent a good part of 2020 reorganizing its operations to manage a pandemic-related drop in sales.
Less than a decade after its founders sold HydraFacial Co. for $40.6 million, the skincare-focused manufacturer traded hands again in December.
Last March, at the outset of the pandemic, shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. dipped below $1.