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Allegiant Air Expands Services in San Diego

The new seasonal Allegiant Air routes to San Diego via San Diego International Airport include: Las Vegas, Nevada, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, beginning June 3, among others.

Mi Mate Has Production, Distribution and Mentors Needed to Scale Up

Tea Co. Gets Key Product Placement From Yoga Studios to University

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Liberty Call Distilling Sets Right Tone For Barrio Logan Eatery

Company’s Craft Spirits To Take Culinary Role

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SIP Wine & Beer Aims to Build Business, Community

Accion Loan Helped Entrepreneur Get Started on Wine Bar

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Jenny Craig Appoints David Pastrana as Its New CEO

Company Continues to Plan Expansion, Establish Retail Presence

Callaway Golf Net Sales for 2019 Hit $1.7 Billion

RETAIL: Coronavirus Is Concern, Continues Strategy To Diversify, Grow

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Feeding San Diego Gets Grant from Kraft Heinz Co.

Feeding San Diego has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation.

Seaport Village Still a Work In Progress

TOURISM: Small Changes Arrive; Big Changes Coming

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Power Digital Marketing Names Jeff Mason as President

Power Digital Marketing has appointed Jeff Mason as its first president.

Donut Bar to Open Location in Tucson, Arizona

According to the company’s Facebook page, Donut Bar will open a new location in Tucson, Arizona, on February 22.

Food Trucks Get Street Smarts and Do Strategic Planning

DINING: Using Booking Companies Change Risks to Sure Bets

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Power Digital Marketing Appoints Clark Kokich to its Board

Power Digital Marketing appoints Clark Kokich to its board of directors.

Co-Founders Kitchen Conscience Launched a Startup

STARTUP: Food Rescue Co. Makes Sustainability a Mission and a Treat

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Dome Creates Inspiring Evenings For Chef, Diners

Customers Pay $199.99 Per Dome and $109.99 Per Diner

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Cinepolis Debuts Second San Diego Location in Carlsbad

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas will debut its second San Diego location – and tenth in California – in Carlsbad later this week.

Trident Offers a Cool Option to Coffee Drinkers

Co. Expects $1.2M in 2020 Revenue from Its Cold Brews

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Grain & Grit Rises to Challenges of Growth

DINING: Solid Teamwork A Must for Expansion

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Chosen Foods Undergoes Rebranding

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

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.

Julie Coker Named CEO of Tourism Authority

Joe Terzi Retired After 10 Years At SDTA

Aztec Basketball Runs Up Economic Score For Business

ECONOMY: Victories Help Sell Food, Apparel Even Jewelry

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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.

Nonprofit Brings Experience, Passion to Training Service Dogs

HEALTH: Corporate Support Allows Placement for Little Expense to Client

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Thom Dancy Picked To Be Rosin Box’s Managing Director

He Brings Experience With Local Arts Scene

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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.

Dinner With A View Pop-Up Event To Work With Chef Claudette Zepeda

According to a press release, chef Claudette Zepeda will prepare three-course meals for all the Dinner With A View guests.

Helmet Co. Thinking Ahead

SPORT: Co. Advances Materials, Performance

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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).

Life Time Moves Into La Jolla With Upscale Wellness, Fitness

FITNESS: Company Expects $2 Billion in 2020 Revenue

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Paleo Treats Finds A Niche in Diet’s Dessert Market

Couple Tapped Their Crossfit Community for Market Research, Taste Testing

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Athletic Shoe and Apparel Company Keeps Pace With Changes

SPORTS: Chain Adds KORSA, a Brand Based on Customer Input

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Jenny Craig Puts Retail Presence Into Plans

HEALTH: Owner Adopts New Programs, Marketing

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Seven Years of Double-Digit Growth Set Bar High for Juice Co.

BEVERAGE: Suja Keeps It Fresh Having Launched More Than 200 Products

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San Diego Tourism Authority Names Julie Coker as President and CEO

According to a press release, Julie Coker, currently serving as president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, will succeed Joe Terzi, who announced his retirement in 2019 after 10 years in his role with San Diego Tourism Authority.

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San Diego Touri

Terzi announced his retirement in 2019 after 10 years in the role

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.

Callaway Golf Launches New MAVRIK Line

Callaway Golf, the Carlsbad-based golf equipment and innovation company, announced today the release of its new MAVRIK line of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

Team Effort Gives Athletic Apparel Brand $12.6M in Revenue

RETAIL: HYLETE Effectively Using Crowdfunding

HYLETE cultivates a relationship with its customers using their feedback to help shape new products.

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New Operators of Loma Club Plan To Up Its Game

Country Club Cuisine, Cocktail Program Part of Broader Hospitality Appeal

Laura Johnson and Luke Mahoney founded You & Yours Distilling Co., an urban distillery and tasting room in the East Village, in 2017.

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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.

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Surf Cup Sports Said to Have $120M Economic Impact

ECONOMY: The Groups Generate $32M Annually Just for Lodging

According to a report gathered and released by San Diego Taxpayers Advocate San Diego Surf Soccer Club, generate $120 million in annual economic impact.

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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.

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Road Runner Sports Launches KORSA Apparel Brand

KORSA is now available in all 42 Road Runner Sports retail stores across the U.S. and on

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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.

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Acquisition Bringing Needed Resources to Before the Butcher

RETAIL: Experienced Team to Expand Products, Footprint in $12 Billion Market

Early last year, Before the Butcher Inc., a San Diego-based company that makes plant-based meat products.

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Miramar-Based Gaya Gaya Restaurant Closes

Owner and chef Danilo "DJ" Tangalin said rent increases forced him to shut the doors to Gaya Gaya Restaurant in Miramar.

Aldi Supermarket Sees More Opportunity In San Diego

RETAIL: Store’s Smaller Footprint, DIY Bagging Reduce Expenses

In 2016, Aldi opened its first store in California — in Chula Vista.

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Flavored Whiskey Is Gaining Favor

MANUFACTURING: Distilleries Pile Into Space With 5.5% Growth

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Honey. Yes, these are traditional candy bar flavors.

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Distroller Welcomes The Competition To the Field of Play

Toy Store Is Confident in Its Brands and Values

In July, Toys “R” Us announced it was making a comeback in the United States with at least two stores.

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