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Slater’s Brand Deal May Bring Home the Bacon

FOOD: Jensen Meat to Make The Burger Patties for RetailSlater’s 50/50 restaurants have had no problem pulling in customers to try the meat-centric chain’s signature half-ground beef, half-bacon burgers.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 10, 2017 12:53 p.m.   $$ Share

Seismic Software Opening Office in Sydney, Australia

Seismic Software Inc., one of San Diego’s fastest-growing software firms, is going Down Under.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 18, 2017 3:06 p.m. share »

Bay City Brewing Co. Expands Facilities

Bay City Brewing Co. announced it had opened Suite C, a 2,100-square foot addition to the brewery’s Point Loma location.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 18, 2017 10:13 a.m. share »

Flux Power Holdings to Conduct Reverse Stock Split

Flux Power Holdings Inc. of Vista said it plans to conduct a reverse stock split on Aug. 18.

By Brad Graves August 17, 2017 3:10 p.m. share »
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Company Sees Big Opening For Reusable Bottle Stoppers

The first product created by a Point Loma husband-and-wife team — a more identifiable reusable, recyclable bottle stopper — is scheduled to appear for sale at the University of San Diego this fall.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 17, 2017 2:56 p.m. share »
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Executive Q&A Marty Birkel, Ballast Point Brewing Co.

Already the largest San Diego-based beer-maker — and now the 13th biggest in the U.S. based on 2016 production volume — Ballast Point Brewing Co. has been ramping up its new East Coast production facilities in Virginia. The company in June opened a tasting room in suburban Roanoke, where the brewer has invested nearly $50 million in its newest operations.

By Lou Hirsh August 17, 2017 2:49 p.m. share »
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Green Flash Brewing Expands Production Into Nebraska

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. plans to expand into Nebraska, with a Lincoln production facility and tasting room set to open by the end of this year.

By Lou Hirsh August 16, 2017 10:50 a.m. share »

GSK Jumps Ship as Ionis Prepares for Key Commercialization of New Drug

Ionis Pharmaceuticals has been dropped by its big pharma partner, GlaxoSmithKline, just before the Carlsbad drugmaker was about to file for marketing approval of a new drug.

By Brittany Meiling August 13, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

S.D. Defense Contractor Says It Could 'Protect and Defend' U.S., Japan and South Korea

Amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, a San Diego defense contractor is asserting that remotely piloted aircraft such as the ones it manufactures might have a role to play in missile defense.

By Brad Graves August 9, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »

Pfenex Inc. Names Schimmelpennink Its New CEO

San Diego-based biotechnology company Pfenex Inc. announced it has appointed a new chief executive, Evert (Eef) Schimmelpennink.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 6, 2017 1 p.m. share »

Callaway Golf to Acquire TravisMathew for $125.5 Million

Continuing to plant its flag in markets adjacent to its core business, Callaway Golf Co. said Aug. 3 that it agreed to buy clothing retailer TravisMathew LLC for $125.5 million in cash.

By Brad Graves August 3, 2017 3:40 p.m. share »

15 Companies Chosen for 2017 MetroConnect Program

Fifteen local companies looking to get their goods and services into the hands of international customers have been selected to participate in MetroConnect, an export assistance program run by World Trade Center San Diego, an affiliate of the San Diego Economic Development Corp.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 2, 2017 4:16 p.m. share »
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Callaway General Counsel Brian Lynch Also Named CFO

Callaway Golf Co. said on July 31 that its general counsel, Brian Lynch, will take on the additional role of chief financial officer.

By Brad Graves August 1, 2017 1:47 p.m. share »
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Ballast Point Brewing Opening Chicago Venue in 2018

San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing Co. plans to open a tasting room and kitchen early next year in Chicago, which will be the beer-maker’s first location in the Midwest.

By Lou Hirsh July 28, 2017 1:35 p.m. share »

Senomyx Reports Q2 Results

Public biotech and flavor enhancer company Senomyx Inc. reported down revenue for the second quarter of this year.

By Brittany Meiling July 28, 2017 11:22 a.m. share »

Kratos Reports Revenue Increase of 10.4% for Q2

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported a net loss of $6.2 million but strong revenue growth in its second quarter of 2017.

By Brad Graves July 28, 2017 9:44 a.m. share »