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Retail Sales Are Robust for November


November retail sales jumped 8.8 percent, paving the way for a very good holiday season.

A Flurry of Stores Opening on Los Angeles’ Westside


The retail world is kicking into high gear when it comes to opening new locations on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Newsmaker: Agenda Show in Long Beach Trade Show Goes Consumer

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In 2017, the Agenda trade show made a bold and unique move for a big business-to-business trade show by producing a consumer day.

Newsmaker: Major Retail Remodels and Reinventions Open in Los Angeles


No major high-end retail center has been developed in Los Angeles County since the Americana at Brand open-air shopping hub was introduced 10 years ago in Glendale, Calif.

Newsmaker: Boardriders Joins Surf Rivals Quiksilver and Billabong


The surf industry sailed into uncharted waters earlier this year when two of its top brands and historic rivals joined forces.

Newsmaker: What Retail Apocalypse? Ron Robinson and Others Mark Decades in Retail


The Ron Robinson stores on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue and in Santa Monica, Calif., made it through harsh recessions and weathered tough changes in the retail scene and are still around to talk about it.

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Selena Gomez X Puma Pop-up Near Melrose Place

The public loves watching Selena Gomez’s performances. Paparazzi love documenting her private life. Fashion people will soon find out if there is love for her clothing line Selena Gomez X Puma.

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Pinup Girl Clothing’s Tease for Deadly Dames

Los Angeles’ Pinup Girl Clothing brand makes a point of designing clothes for fearless women. Now, the brand made a movie about it.

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Indie Activewear Brands Pop in Santa Monica

Many Americans took second and third helpings of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. For those who want get back in shape stylishly, a group of independent activewear brands and wellness groups set up a pop-up shop in Santa Monica.

Emerald Expositions Searches for a New CEO

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Emerald Expositions continues to look for a replacement for its longtime president and chief executive officer, David Loechner.

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