Staff Reporter (Retail, Hospitality, Nonprofits)
Champaign covers retail, hospitality, corporate philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.
CONFECTIONS: Remodel designed to promote new candies, ice cream.
When your establishment has been around since the 1970s without a remodel, change is well overdue.
CATERING: Stonefire Grill supplied bargain meals for 600 marriage parties last year.
DIY weddings boost Stonefire Grill’s sales.
New tobacco laws thin the crowds at hookah bars
Smoking age is now 21. What’s in store for local hookah bars?
Guitar Center Inc. has appointed a new president to oversee all aspects of the company’s operations.
Cheesecake Factory Inc. expanded into Eastern Asia this month with the launch of its Shanghai location at Walt Disney Co.’s Shanghai Disney Resort.
FITNESS: Owner hopes to host monthly nonprofit event at the premises.
With the abundance of spin studios in the Los Angeles market, new cycling studio SoloCicla is late to the game. Still, the Studio City establishment has developed a niche it hopes will differentiate it from competitors.
Hues include ‘Pale to the Chief’ and ‘Madame President.’
Local nail polish maker capitalizes on election season to debut new colors influenced by politics.
RESTAURANTS: Brand revamp largest in the chain’s history.
Will new grills, new steaks and new staff training cook up a healthy rejuvenation for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar?
Mitchell Butier, new chief at label maker Avery Dennison, talks about building a durable company culture.
SoCal native Mitchell Butier talks teamwork and execution as the new head of label maker Avery Dennison Corp.