SD SERVICES

KPMG takes minority interest in San Diego-based LumaTax

KPMG’s investment in LumaTax is intended to complement and enhance both companies’ approach to the market through innovation and technology.

Chosen Foods Undergoes Rebranding

San Diego-based Chosen Foods, makers of avocado oil and other avocado-inspired condiments, has announced a new brand identity.

SOCi Closes $15M Series C Funding

The company has raised roughly $35 million since its founding in 2012.

Jenny Craig Names David Pastrana New CEO

Jenny Craig names David Pastrana as the company’s new CEO and Monty Sharma, the previous president and CEO, is now board chairman.

FCF Closes Acquisition of Bumble Bee’s North American Assets

Bumble Bee Seafoods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 21, 2019 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Buona Forchetta Family to Open Nonprofit Restaurant

Located in South Park, the Buona Forchetta Family nonprofit restaurant will open on March 7th, according to a press release.

Tech Entrepreneur Takes Helm at USD School of Business

His academic experience began in 2004

Shawarma Guys Voted Top Place to Eat in U.S. by Yelp

Apparently, according to the list, the chicken shawarma is the recommended dish at the Shawarma Guys food truck.

San Diego County Airbnb Hosts Earned $64 million in Five 2019 Weekends

According to a press release, the five busiest weekends for Airbnb guest arrivals in San Diego in 2019 were July 26-28 ($13 million), July 19-21 ($14.2 million), July 5-7 ($13 million), Dec. 27-29 ($11.5 million) and July 12-14 ($12.4 million).

Garden Fresh Restaurants LLC Hires Raindrop Agency

According to a press release, Raindrop will lead brand and website development, photo and video production, media planning and buying, search marketing, social media advertising, public relations and design for Garden Fresh Restaurants LLC.

American Pizza Manufacturing to Open in La Jolla

Owned and operated by Andrew Melone, American Pizza Manufacturing will sell pizza, pasta, salads and desserts kits with a “mission to encourage families to return to the dinner table,” according to a press release.

Designer Works From Experiences

DESIGN: Figure Skating, Travels And Passion Show in Her Works

As a child growing up in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, Jules Wilson was a competitive figure skater from the age of 4 or 5.

Food Company Forecasts $9 Million in 2020 Revenue

RETAIL: Company Finds Competition, Inspiration in San Diego Market

In July, Business Insider voted San Diego as one of the top 15 cities in the U.S. for startups. In October, the city came in at No. 7 on Wallet Hub’s “Best Foodie Cities in America” list.

Tease photo

Wholesalers and Retail Customers Keep Bakers Busy

Gluten Free Baking Co. Finds Niche In What It Leaves Out of Its Goodies

In 2020, after four years of being a wholesale vendor, Clairemont-headquartered Gluten Free Baking Co. will open its first retail site.

Tease photo

Regulators Mull Cost of Capital for Sempra Units

ENERGY: SDG&E Asks for $12.38% But Given 10.2%

State utility regulators ruled last month that profit margins at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas should remain the same.