Manufacturing: Offers spur Overhill to rethink resistance to acquisition.
MANUFACTURING: Suitors’ passion has melted frozen-food maker Overhill’s resistance to considering a deal
Mask product of GlamGlow got boost from Hollywood buzz.
GlamGlow co-founders stay down to earth while promoting their mud masks with show business buzz.
Joyce Azria playing bigger role at father’s BCBG empire.
Joyce Azria finds she’s a good fit for the clothing empire of her father, Max.
Timeline’s treated lumber offers wear, tear at a discount.
Timeline chops down the price of reclaimed wood with lumber that only looks old.
Real estate developer hopes to dress up stretch of La Brea Avenue as shopping strip.
Developer wants to put stretch of La Brea Avenue on the road to becoming a shopping destination.
Owners could lose shops to city ban on critter sales
Some pet store owners could need rescuing if a city of L.A. ban on certain animal sales goes into effect.
Dating site SamePlate pairs people based on diets, favorite foods.
Dating site SamePlate.com looks to put romance on the menu by pairing up users by diet.
Glimcher picks up Lumber Yard in $35.5 million sale.
Richard Weintraub and Richard Sperber finally cashed in on the Malibu Lumber Yard, a high-end shopping center the duo began working on together about five years ago.
JustFab.com, an online shopping subscription service in El Segundo, has raised $76 million in new financing.
NorthStar’s service comes packed with luxury options.
MOVING: NorthStar’s luxury service is hauling in more customers
Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is game for co-developing products with toymaker Jakks.
APPAREL: Body-sculpting undergarments prove a good fit for dMondaine.
APPAREL: Former dressmaker Kiana Anvaripour forms business out of shaping undergarments
80-year-old owner of
Octogenarian shop owner Billy Tarnol says 25-year-old Bagel Broker still takes his hole effort.
CLOTHING: Dov Charney sees stabilized company adding 50 locations.
American Apparel might fashion its rebound into opening more stores.
CEO Sky Meltzer pushed Manduka to be more flexible in its line of yoga products.
People: Sky Meltzer’s parents were hippies; that’s where he got his celestial name.
Wetzel’s Tokyo shop on record sales pace as customers buy in bulk.
Wetzel’s bulks up in Japan as customers prefer large orders of pretzels
DINING: Pinkberry looks to heat up sales by adding Greek yogurt, coffee and breakfast hours to menu.
In the seven years it has been in business, Pinkberry Inc. has focused on doing one thing really well: serving frozen yogurt.
Anthony Valerio goes into battle yet again on ‘Cupcake Wars.’
A trial consultant followed his calling for cooking into battle on reality TV’s “Cupcake Wars.”
Ziba wants to grow eyebrow-threading locations to 501 by 2021.
Eyebrow-threading business Ziba Beauty in Artesia is looking to defuzz the nation with its ancient Middle Eastern hair-removal technique.
Agents look to overcome out-of-this-world prices while selling seats on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
Agents for Virgin Galactic’s space flights hope to unearth deep-pocketed customers.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger hopes to sells fans on her handmade items.
Talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger hopes her handmade items speak to buyers.
K-Swiss stock up but remains way below last year’s level.
K-Swiss is stumbling as it takes steps toward producing athletic shoes
Pizza places vie to spin artisan pie into dough
Restaurateurs hope to be rolling in dough by serving up artisanal pizza.
Current tenants plan renovations along swanky strip.
A flurry of activity has swept across Rodeo Drive, and it’s not the paparazzi. Retailers are sprucing up and even expanding their spaces, and new tenants are moving in.
Frederick’s puts up brand trademark to secure big credit line.
Frederick’s of Hollywood literally puts its name on the line in deal to secure credit.
Girl entrepreneur turns angel drawings into line of dolls.
Angel line of dolls takes wing under the eye of 11-year-old entrepreneur Ally Mollo.
Port town hopes to pull in tourists with marketplace for trinkets.
San Pedro hopes its new arts and crafts marketplace will be a high-profile anchor tenant for the portside town.
Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc. said that it has secured a $24 million loan from Salus Capital Partners LLC in Boston.
Wetzels to launch Blaze Fast-Fire’d concept with two SoCal locations.
Wetzel’s Pretzels co-founders Rick and Elise Wetzel are now rolling their dough into the pizza business.
Lori Raya worked her way up from assisting cashiers and collecting shopping carts to become Vons’ first woman president.
Lori Raya made the jump from collegiate hoops player to calling the shots at grocery chain Vons.
Analyst sees extra helping of stores as boost to parent DineEquity.
Parent DineEquity served up some good news as its Applebee’s locations scooped up by franchisee.
Mattel, MGA make own lines for sick kids.
MGA and Mattel follow up Bratz feud with friction over making bald dolls for sick children.
Restaurants hope fans of bird liver flock to farewell deals.
Some local chefs are helping the looming ban on foie gras go down easier by offering special servings of the delicacy.
CKE plans IPO almost two years after company went private.
Burger chain operator CKE seeks some sizzle from IPO almost two years after going private.
Belkin opens first store to sell computer gear, mobile accessories.
Playa Vista computer hardware manufacturer Belkin International Inc. is working to get a better signal from customers.
Clothing manufacturer makes production site into retail shop.
Clothing maker Yellow 108 refashions production site to include retail shop.
Pulling back from South Korea boosts shares of True Religion.
Jeans maker True Religion proves a better fit with investors after hemming in its South Korean business.
Frederick’s of Hollywood hires adviser to pursue possible sale.
Frederick’s of Hollywood sheds inhibition about nakedly pursuing a buyer.
Viceroy checks into Europe with Istanbul, Bodrum outposts.
Viceroy Hotel Group has no reservations about opening a five-star resort in Turkey.
Retired doctor serves as consultant advising patients on treatments.
Retired doctor’s advocacy service speaks to patients looking to navigate medical process.
Leaf Lifestyle Inc.
Yogurt chain Pinkberry looks to scoop up sales by swooping into India.
Craigslist competitor Hipswap offers buyers $5 same-day delivery.
Online marketplace Hipswap hopes its delivery service hits home with potential customers.
Analyst sees California Pizza Kitchen trying smaller spaces.
California Pizza Kitchen puts one prototype outpost on its menu as the chain’s expansion pace cools.
Remember that firsthand parenting book named “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” from the uber-strict, Chinese-American mom that made the rounds last year?
AT&T’s phone service keeps concertgoers dialed in at Coachella.
AT&T tuned up the Coachella concert with Wi-Fi and phone coverage.
Kids’ sports site Weplay scores big-name advertisers
Sports site for kids Weplay fields big-name advertisers to go along with its athletic star investors.
Rob Dyrdek adds skateboard and accessories company to portfolio.
Former pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek tries on new role with acquisition of skateboard and accessories maker DNA.
Makers of form-fitting medical apparel inject some skin into ads.
Maker of scrubs for health care workers looks to nurse image with line of form-fitting uniforms.
Marinello’s business model makeover focuses on acquisitions.
Beauty school chain Marinello hopes to move to the head of the class with aggressive acquisition strategy.