Meet Margie Johnson, the woman behind one of the most successful restaurant enterprises in the region.
Scolari’s, a chain of regional grocery stores founded in the Central Coast more than three decades ago, is closing its four tri-county locations within the next 60 days. The real estate under three of the properties, in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, has been sold to NKT Commercial, a San Luis Obispo-based Read More →
Dole Food Co. has bought Mrs. May’s Naturals, a family-run company that makes natural snacks such as fruit-and-nut bars and freeze-dried fruit. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Westlake Village-based Dole said Mrs. May’s had 2011 revenues of about $16 million. Mrs. Mays was founded in 2002 by brothers Augustine and Michael Kim, Read More →
Over the last year, the developer has been doing indoor work on the old grocery story building and has “curated” tenants for what will be called the Santa Barbara Public Market.
Two of the Tri-Counties’ quirkiest food producers are proving that bigger isn’t necessarily better.
B.R.A.T, a “feel better” drink based in San Luis Obispo, is seeing sales and distribution grow.
San Luis Obispo-based sausage maker Ray’s Own Brand recently signed a deal with national food distributor McClane.