Profile: Julia Stewart raises profile of IHOP with wacky menu items.
Profile: Julia Stewart, chief executive of DineEquity, talks about her favorite dishes.
Mall kiosk exchanges foreign currency for gift cards, charity.
Retail: Spare change in a foreign currency could buy gift cards at a Northridge mall kiosk.
Finance: Westlake Village firm files for bankruptcy.
Finance: Despite soaring sales, snack food maker Crunchies has declared bankruptcy.
Giving: Campaign by Honda sends paper and other supplies to district.
Honda’s ubiquitous Random Acts of Helpfulness campaign may be marketing at heart, but that doesn’t mean real people and institutions aren’t benefiting.
Retail & Hospitality: Former waitress upgrades eatery at Verdugo Hills course.
Growing up in Tujunga, Tiffany Casper worked at the snack bar at nearby Verdugo Hills Golf Course, dispensing nachos, drinks and frozen burgers.
H. Russell Smith, former chairman of Avery Dennison Corp., passed away on Sept. 7. He was 100 years old.
Monday’s fire on the closed Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain will not delay plans for the ride’s transformation into the Twisted Colossus, officials said Tuesday
Retail & Hospitality: Canoga Park brewer lands placement in ‘Ray Donovan’ drama.
After appearing on “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly” last season, Fireman’s Brew Inc. beer is heading to Showtime’s hit crime drama “Ray Donovan.”
Derma E says its ‘full spectrum’ Vitamin E is real skin pleaser.
Innovation: “Full spectrum” Vitamin E is the key to Derma E’s new skincare line.
Supply chain: Executive at Nestle’s Glendale offices helps lead initiative.
Supply Chain: Nestle USA in Glendale has a plan to grow a sustainable cocoa supply.
Crunchies Food Co. LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in response to what it said was a small group of investor-creditors taking hostile and aggressive actions.
Six Flags Magic Mountain unveiled plans Thursday to revamp its famous Colossus roller coaster and turn it into a hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, which will open next spring
Valencia offices playing key role in resurgent Cunard Line
Tourism: Historic cruise line Cunard proves an old company can learn new marketing tricks.
Giving: Local businesses, residents save season for Cabrillo Musical Theatre.
Back in April, Cabrillo Musical Theatre wasn’t sure if it would see the opening of another show.
Ventura County city surprises with high score on LGBT index.
Hospitality: Oxnard wins recognition as a gay-friendly tourist destination.
Nestle USA pledged on Thursday to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain by implementing stricter standards on its 7,300 suppliers.
Avery Dennison Inc.’s Retail Branding and Information Solutions announced a joint venture for the company to provide embellishments and labels to a Chinese knitwear manufacturer.
Sport Chalet Inc. shareholders have approved a $70 million acquisition of the La Canada Flintridge retailer by a Connecticut sporting goods company, the companies announced Monday.
DineEquity Inc. announced Wednesday plans to refinance $1.4 billion of debt and credit, as the company looks to take advantage of low interest rates.
Retail & Hospitality: Applebee’s asks diners to post their own pics on firm’s Instagram.
Applebee’s International Inc. is letting its customers get behind the camera and be the sole source of photos to its Instagram account for the next year.
Winning team makes use of slick covering by Avery Dennison.
Innovation: Solar-powered car gets the aerodynamic treatment from Avery Dennison.
Retail: Target, other stores tone down logos at Shoppes outdoor mall.
Retail: Shoppes at Westlake Village brings Santa Barbara style to the Conejo Valley.
Up to 360 workers could lose their jobs after Nestle USA announced on Tuesday that it is shutting down its Chatsworth Hot Pockets plant and moving operations to Kentucky.
Sport Chalet Inc. shareholders received a deadline extension until midnight Aug. 15 to approve the sale of the sporting goods retailer at the highest price being offered by a Connecticut sporting goods company.
Princess Cruises announced Wednesday it will add a third ship to its Royal Princess fleet, a 3,560-passenger vessel expected to set sail in 2017.
Corporate: KNBC starts comedy fundraising series with serious purpose.
KNBC (Channel 4) has been feeling generous this summer.
Investments: NVA is bought by Ares, which also acquired Guitar Center.
Investments: Ares Management purchases pet hospital chain NVA in Agoura Hills.
Education: Woodland Hills tablet maker scores big success with Warner Bros. characters.
Education: Looney Tunes characters help sell children’s tablets at $99 apiece.
Concussion furor, rivals rattle helmet-maker Riddell
SPORTS: Concussion controversy has engulfed the NFL, but helmet supplier Riddell remains committed to football.
Major office and industrial deals in Conejo Valley.
Following an accident that injured four riders last week, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Ninja roller coaster was cleared to reopen Friday.
AmaWaterways debuts three ships. Fireman's Brew enters Michigan market.
Outlets at Tejon Ranch hopes drivers will exit from all directions
Development: Outlets at Tejon Ranch are opening next month after years of planning.
Retail & Hospitality: PizzaRev says customers want its do-it-yourself entrees on site.
PizzaRev is dishing up a new recipe for business: catering.
Retail: New owner Vestis plans to take Sport Chalet’s stock out of public sector.
Acquisition: Sport Chalet Inc. was sold earlier this month to a private equity firm for $70 million.
Polish maker launches new product to smooth and brighten nails.
Innovation: Orly International in Van Nuys wants to preserve your nails.
Philanthropy: New Agoura Hills office is first of four-phase project.
Philanthropy: Hilton Foundation is the largest non-profit in the region after moving to Agoura Hills.
Nestle USA’s Coffee-Mate has made a multiyear agreement to sell branded coffee and creamer for Keurig coffee makers.
Sport Chalet Inc. will be acquired by Vestis Retail Group for about $70 million, the company announced Tuesday.
Moorpark Town Center has finished work on its redesign of the 140,000-square-foot retail complex.
The Numbers: Two companies own nearly half of all San Fernando Valley retail real estate.
Development: An effort by the city to improve Thousand Oaks Boulevard is starting to pay dividends with new streetscape and shops.
Development: An initiative to improve and attract businesses to Thousand Oaks Boulevard has shown results.
Giving: Media giant donates $104,000 to Henry Mayo in Valencia.
Walt Disney Co. is headquartered in Burbank right next to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, but its largesse has extended all the way to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Former dancer Richard Giorla tapped into his entrepreneurial spirit to found Cardio Barre.
Q&A: Richard Giorla danced for Michael Jackson. Now he’s running Cardio Barre, a hot exercise concept.
Erika A. Endrijonas has been appointed president of Los Angeles Valley College amid an effort to turn around the debt-ridden institution, which also has been threatened with the loss of accreditation.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has completed upgrades on its Bugs Bunny World rollercoaster, making it the amusement park with the most children’s rides in the country.
Talon International Inc. announced on Monday it is partnering with Levi Strauss & Co., which will use an advanced Talon waistband for its Dockers pants.
Cherokee Inc. announced on Monday new strategic alliances in five countries as it continues the international expansion of its brands.
Retail & Hospitality: ‘Cupcake Wars’ champ plans to expand with franchising.
People are finally eating out again, so much so that many Valley restaurateurs are expanding.
Developer plans five-star resort at low-key Simi Valley spread
Real Estate: Hummingbird Nest Ranch could become a five-star resort in Simi Valley.