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Stand and deliver: Lori’s Original Lemonade lands in 300 stores

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Stand and deliver: Lori’s Original Lemonade lands in 300 stores

Ojai-based beverage maker Lori’s Original Lemonade has quickly spread its zest across the West Coast.

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A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

Arleen Scavone, three-time champion in the Food Network’s televised “Cupcake Wars,” used a winning formula that she now hopes will help turn her Westlake Village boutique cupcake shop into a national brand.

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Counting crops: Linkfresh makes planning software for food firms

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Counting crops: Linkfresh makes planning software for food firms

A Ventura company is bringing the same kind of sophisticated software that global manufacturers use to run their businesses to the fresh food industry.

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Last indie grocer leaves SLO as Whole Foods buys New Frontiers

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Last indie grocer leaves SLO as Whole Foods buys New Frontiers

The sale sets the stage for Whole Foods’ first Central Coast store but also marks the departure of San Luis Obispo’s last independently owned grocery chain.

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Cheers to 100 years: Jordano’s kicks off centennial celebration

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Features, Restaurants, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cheers to 100 years: Jordano’s kicks off centennial celebration

Pete Jordano, CEO of regional food and beverage distributor Jordano’s. The family-owned company will celebrate its 100th year in 2015. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

Jordano’s kicked off a year-long run-up to its 100th birthday celebration at its biannual food show.

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Whole Foods buys New Frontiers in SLO for first Central Coast store

By   /  Monday, March 31st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Whole Foods buys New Frontiers in SLO for first Central Coast store

  Grocery giant Whole Foods Market has purchased the New Frontiers Natural Marketplace in San Luis Obispo, setting the stage for its first Central Coast store. Austin-based Whole Foods announced on March 31 that it has purchased the New Frontiers stores in San Luis Obispo and in Flagstaff, Prescott and Sedona, Ariz. Terms of the Read More →

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Op/ed: Congress whiffs on reform of exploding food-stamp program

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Congress whiffs on reform of exploding food-stamp program

This once-modest program, originally set up to provide temporary assistance to the truly poor, has morphed into a massive runaway entitlement program that is grossly mismanaged, rife with fraud and badly in need of reform.