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October 2012 Archives

2 California produce companies in business merger

Two California companies with a 10 year history of working together have announced plans to combine forces with regard to their sales and marketing efforts. The business merger pits a fruit company that has an international presence with another company that enjoys significant strength and experience in domestic sales. Rivermaid Trading Co. is based in Lodi and is known for California pears and cherries. Wespak Sales has its base of operations in Dinuba and is a recognized figure in the marketing of stoned fruits and also is expanding into grapes, apricots, cherries and pomegranates.

California commercial real estate market appears stable

With the current rough times gripping the nation's economy, it can be easy for people to hold onto pessimistic market reports. Those who are interested in the California commercial real estate industry may be pleased to learn that the industrial market currently appears stable. Over the course of this year's summer months, very little material change occurred to adversely affect industrial real estate owners or developers.

Contract dispute between Craigslist and 3taps takes new twist

An interesting copyright, trademark and breach of contract dispute between Craigslist Inc. and 3taps Inc. took on a new twist when the second company filed an answer and counterclaim against the well-known online classified advertiser. In its counterclaim filed in a federal court in California, 3taps alleges that Craigslist is engaging in anticompetitive behavior in an attempt to maintain the alleged monopoly that the company has in the online classified ad market. According to 3taps, Craigslist's allegations of IP infringement and the breach of contract dispute are just efforts to prevent competitors from chipping away at its domination of that business sector.

California now thriving with business startup opportunities

Many entrepreneurs are discovering firsthand that California is a growing mecca for successful business startup purposes. Hollywood serves as the nation's figurative capital for celebrities and film executives, but it has been building a reputation over the past few years for also being a great place for business startup companies to form and, in many cases, thrive. Quite a few celebrities seem to be putting their own brand names on startups in some form or another, and more than just a few television industry executives have left that industry to forge their own paths as entrepreneurs.

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