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Events Firm Makes Time for Temporary Stores

RETAIL: Everwish pitches pop-up shops as chance for designers to meet customers.

Everwish Events believes now’s the time for a business orchestrating temporary pop-up shops.

Business Friendly Finalists Named

Ten cities in L.A. County were named as finalists for the most business-friendly city award, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. made the announcement on Thursday.

Company Tries Hand at Longer Touchable Videos

TECHNOLOGY: Approach by Cinematique lets viewers stockpile touted products.

Cinematique hopes to make the scene with interactive videos that tout products.

Grooming Business Brushes Up on Men of Color

BEAUTY: Inspiration for Hue for Every Man line came from celebrity barber.

Downtown L.A.’s Hue for Every Man last week launched a line of luxury grooming products specifically targeted to men of color.

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CGI Now Rising Star in Ad Agency Campaigns

ADVERTISING: Process gaining in popularity with clients as price decreases.

Agencies increasingly like the look of CGI for ads as the price of the technology comes down.

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Italian Eatery Hopes to Feast

DINING: Caffe Primo’s plans for expansion called aggressive.

Duo behind Caffe Primo will brave heat of launching a chain despite being burned by previous ventures.

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Direct Quotes

ADVERTISING: PK4’s new ad tech eases online placement.

PK4’s new ad tech will let customers take a more direct approach with online placement.

Blow-Dry App More Than Just Hot Air

Beautiq lets customers bring range of beauty services to them.

Beautiq looks to air out the industry with an app letting users bring blow-dry and other styling services to them.

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Direct Lines

BEAUTY: M. Steves’ salespeople to target networks of family, friends to move company’s skin care products.

M. Steves looks to flesh out a direct sales model to deliver its skin care line to consumers.

Investment Firm Pulls Into Operator of Gas Stations

RETAIL: Fortress’ deal for Appel-owned United Oil also includes Apro.

Appels pull out of United Oil after the family-founded gas station operator’s sale to Fortress.

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