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Shoe Co.’s New Line Takes Untraditional Path

Kevin Gordon brings a fascination for history to work with him.

By Brad Graves July 27, 2017 2:06 p.m. share »
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Monkey Paw Deal Gives Brewer a Stronger Hand

The acquisition of six-year-old Monkey Paw Brewing Co. by the larger and more established Coronado Brewing Co. comes at a pivotal time in the histories of both brewers.

By Lou Hirsh July 27, 2017 1:47 p.m. share »
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Angel Investor Behind OH! Juice's Third Location

Local beverage company OH! Juice has lined up enough investment capital to open a third location — this time at a highly trafficked tourist spot.

By Brittany Meiling July 26, 2017 4:32 p.m. share »

Chosen Foods Acquired by Mexican Company

Chosen Foods LLC, which sells specialty cooking oils and other products, has been acquired by a Guadalajara-based company that sells specialty oils, oily seeds and ingredients for Mediterranean cuisine in more than 25 countries.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 25, 2017 3:11 p.m. share »

In Carlsbad, Nordson Finds What It Needs for Manufacturing

Dozens of empty steel cases, coated in white paint, stand chest-high at one end of Nordson Corp.’s big factory on Loker Avenue in Carlsbad. They line up like soldiers in formation.

By Brad Graves July 25, 2017 8:43 a.m. share »

Surftech Announces Partnership With BLOOM

Materials development company BLOOM, which makes flexible foams using algae harvested from freshwater sources, announced it has partnered with Carlsbad-based manufacturer Surftech to offer paddle boards with more environmentally sustainable deck pads.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 24, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »

New Drug, New Attitude: New Day at Pharma Company

Its diet pill was a commercial flop that almost sent Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. to the grave. But now, following a major makeover, the company’s new experimental medicines could bring renewed life to the San Diego biotech.

By Brittany Meiling July 21, 2017 2:38 p.m. share »
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Men's Footwear Startup Partners with Retailer DSW

Blake McKay, a new men's footwear brand based in San Diego, has entered into a partnership with Columbus, Ohio-based DSW Inc., which sells footwear and accessories at more than 1,000 locations in North America.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 20, 2017 4:01 p.m. share »

LRAD's CFO Resigns

LRAD Corp. announced that its chief financial officer, Katherine H. McDermott, is leaving the company Aug. 10 after 10 years. In a company statement issued July 17, McDermott said she was leaving to pursue a new opportunity.

By Brad Graves July 20, 2017 2:38 p.m. share »

Coronado Brewing Acquiring Majority Stake in Monkey Paw Brewing

Coronado Brewing Co. is acquiring a majority stake in San Diego-based craft beer-maker Monkey Paw Brewing Co. for an undisclosed price. Officials of the two companies said the transaction is expected to close Sept. 1.

By Lou Hirsh July 19, 2017 11:05 a.m. share »

Koia Announces $7.5 Million Seed Round

Beverage company Koia, which makes fresh, plant-based protein drinks, announced Tuesday it had closed a $7.5 million seed round of financing led by KarpReilly LLC.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 18, 2017 5:15 p.m. share »

Visual Communications Closes Acquisition of Display Products

Visual Communications Co. LLC, a Poway-based electronic components maker, said on July 17 that it completed its acquisition of El Segundo-based Display Products Inc. for undisclosed terms.

By Brad Graves July 17, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires 2 Solar Projects

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently acquired two solar projects from publicly traded energy firm First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), the company announced July 14.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 14, 2017 11:18 a.m. share »
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Brewer Puts ESOP to Work for Co., Culture

It’s been used sporadically in the U.S. beer industry to keep craft brewers independent: grant ownership shares to workers via an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

By Lou Hirsh July 13, 2017 1:23 p.m. share »

Shipbuilder Announces Up to 300 Layoffs

BAE Systems said July 11 that it planned to lay off as many as 300 employees at its Barrio Logan shipyard. The positions could be eliminated in early September, the business said.

By Brad Graves July 11, 2017 4:11 p.m. share »