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Beni raises $4 million in seed funding round

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2022  /  Latest news, Regions, Retailing, Santa Barbara County, Startups, Technology  /  Comments Off on Beni raises $4 million in seed funding round

Santa Barbara-based Beni closed its first seed round Dec. 13, announcing a $4 million financing round led by Buoyant Ventures. Beni, a free-to-use browser extension meant to amplify secondhand shopping efforts, with the money will continue to develop its technology and partnerships over the next year. According to a press release, Beni has partnered with Read More →


Retailers Cautious as Season Opens

By   /  Saturday, November 26th, 2022  /  Latest news, Retailing, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Retailers Cautious as Season Opens

Retailers cautious as season opens By Madeleine Benn  Staff Writer The outlook for regional retailers appears mixed this key holiday season.  Industry observers, local merchants and shoppers interviewed voiced differing expectations about spending during a time of the year that remains crucial for many retailers, as November and December has traditionally been when consumers have Read More →


Parker Clay goes public

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2022  /  Retailing, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Parker Clay goes public

Parker Clay's Ian Bentley, founder and CEO, and wife Brittaney Bentley, chief creative officer, engage Ethiopian women to make the luxury handbags the company designs and sells.

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