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Coca-Cola Helps Suja Pour It On

JUICE: Investment Boosts Co.’s Capacity, But Doesn’t Change Its PhilosophySuja Life LLC’s first commercial juice press, a blue machine about the size of a minifridge, still stands on the floor of its Oceanside production facility. But nearby is the real powerhouse: a German-made Flottweg belt press with the ability to squeeze nearly all of the juice from the produce it mashes.

Strong Summer Boosts San Diego Hotel Metrics For 2017

The San Diego region’s hotels continued to demonstrate post-recession resilience in the first eight months of 2017.

Mentoring Will Build Loyalty Among Millennials

Millennials now comprise the lion’s share of the workforce. That means that it’s a more youthful workplace — and one that’s less loyal. A global survey of 7,700 millennials employed full-time at companies with 100 employees or more was conducted by Deloitte last year and found that one in four would leave their current employer now, if given the opportunity, and two in three millennials plan to be working elsewhere by 2020.

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Turner Finds Time Is Right to Turn Over Leadership at Procopio

LEGAL: Alessio Takes Reins; Firm Intends to Maintain Its Independence

Tom Turner enjoys donning the odd Hawaiian shirt, especially on the handful of days each summer when employees at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP are encouraged to wear island attire.

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Ex-Offender Program Values Work Ethic, Second Chances

NONPROFIT: Cos. Find Good Workers, Tax Breaks

At Sheffield Platers’ 21,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Sorrento Mesa, employees haul, cut and inspect metal parts.

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What's Behind Recent Leadership Changes at Law Firms

This year has brought a sea change in leadership at some of the most active law firms in San Diego.

Firm Hits the Beach for Some Pro Bono Work for Environment

Kilpatrick Townsend’s San Diego office volunteered to help clean Moonlight Beach with the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches last month. Melissa Patterson, Will Gorman, Shelton Austin, Bill Shaffer, and Mike Manzano joined the nearly 100 volunteers, who spent a Saturday morning maintaining the beauty and cleanliness of one of San Diego’s finest beaches.

Amazon’s Entry Means Center Owners Need to Update Strategies

RETAIL: REITs Should Diversify Portfolios; Grocers Must Be Fast, Convenient

With Amazon Inc. making a major splash in grocery retail with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market, shopping center owners including Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) are closely watching for the potential competitive ripple effects.

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150 Cos. Launched by UC San Diego Rady School of Management Students and Alumni Since 2006

Since the UC San Diego Rady School of Management graduated its first MBA class in 2006, the school's students and alumni have started 150 companies.

W Hotel Transitioning to Hotel Republic, Adding 3 Dining Venues

The former W hotel in downtown San Diego has undergone its second rebranding since late 2015 and will soon be operating as Hotel Republic San Diego, with three new dining venues from locally based The Patio Group.

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Procopio Elects John Alessio to Be Next Managing Partner

Thomas W. Turner Jr., who has helmed San Diego law firm Procopio as managing partner for 17 years, is passing the baton to John D. Alessio.

Once Upon a Farm Names New Chief Executive

John Foraker, the former head of organic food brand Annie’s, has joined local baby food startup Once Upon a Farm as its chief executive.

TuSimple Sees Self-Driving Truck Test a Little Further Down the Road

TuSimple, a business with offices in Beijing and San Diego which hopes to produce a self-driving truck, has been on the road this summer.

San Diego-Based ICW Group's Net Worth Exceeds $1 Billion

San Diego-based ICW Group Insurance Cos., which represents a trio of property, auto and workers’ compensation insurance carriers, announced Sept. 11 its net worth had surpassed $1 billion.

Imprimis Statement Blasts Allergan Over Lawsuit

Global pharmaceutical giant Allergan is suing small San Diego drugmaker Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, claiming the local company is illegally selling unapproved new drugs.

Donut Bar's Latest Twist Is SoCal Franchising

San Diego-based Donut Bar, which sells gourmet doughnuts, is looking for business owners that want to open franchise locations in Southern California.

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