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Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Has Prescription for Success, Social Change

Retail: Dr. Bronner’s $122.5M in Revenue Expected to Grow 10% in 2019Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the Vista-based soap-making company founded in 1948, has long been known for its Fair-Trade and organic castile soaps, lotions, cleaners and other personal care and home care products.

South Pacific Tuna Corp. to Sell Over Half of U.S. Fishing Vessels

According to a press release, the sale will bring the company’s fleet down to six by the end of 2019 and reduce production by 70,000 tons of tuna.

Healthy Times to Expand Distribution in Canada

According to a press release, Healthy Times is also launching two new products, including an organic baby teether and snack pack versions of its Hugga Bear Cookies.

Thirty Three Threads Sock and Accessories Company Signs Distribution Deal

According to a press release, Thirty Three Threads will now sell Salt & Honey’s microfiber grip products via more than 4,000 accounts in the United States and Canada as a result of the agreement.

New CEO to Lead PSemi in Producing Next Billion Chips

Semiconductor Maker Expects To Continue Growth Trajectory

Sumit Tomar took on the CEO’s role at Miramar-area semiconductor maker PSemi Corp. on July 1.

Iron Fist Brewing’s Lager Shines at Walmart’s Open Call

San Marcos-Based American Agave Expects To Be in Store in 2020

San Diego-based San Diego-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. has got the magic touch, as well as the right product, according to <Walmart.Iron Fist Brewing Co. has got the magic touch, as well as the right product, according to Walmart.

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General Atomics Satellite Rockets Its Way Into Space

Orbital Test Bed Goes Into Orbit With Diverse Cargo

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group announced that SpaceX successfully launched its Orbital Test Bed satellite early in the morning of June 25.

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Vera Bradley Acquires 75% Stake in Pura Vida

According to a news release, the purchase price is $75 million in cash and up to $22.5 million in incremental earnout.

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Cannabis VC Invests $10M in San Diego Startup Working to Increase Crop Yields

Canopy Rivers Inc. invested in ZeaKal, a San Diego startup developing technology to make plants more photosynthetic.

San Diego Company Lands Deal with Walmart Through Open Call Initiative

According to a release, because of the on-the-spot deals, select Walmart stores will begin carrying products by Iron Fist in coming months.

Report: Qualcomm, Intel Lobby Against Huawei Ban

U.S. chipmakers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are lobbying against a ban on sales to Chinese electronics company Huawei.

Sempra Declares Dividends for Common, Preferred Stock

Sempra Energy, the San Diego energy services company, announced a dividend of 96.75 cents per share, payable July 15 to shareholders of record on July 5.

Vical to Merge With Colo.-Based Brickell Biotech

Co.to Operate as Brickell, Focus on Skin Conditions

After pulling the plug on a herpes vaccine program, San Diego-based Vical is set to merge with Colorado’s Brickell Biotech in an all-stock deal.

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SD 500: Holly Smithson

Holly Smithson leads a professional association dedicated to advancing women in the STEM workforce through leadership development, community investment and market research.

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Six San Diego Breweries Voted No.1 in 2019 California Beer Competition

The judging took place earlier this month and included only beers brewed and available for sale in California.

RF Industries Names Board Member

Sherry Cefali has been appointed to the board of San Diego-based RF Industries Ltd., the publicly traded business that specializes in electronic interconnect products.

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