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November 30, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Fiji Water might no longer come from Fiji. The Los Angeles-based bottled water company, owned by billionaire entrepreneurs and art patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick, said it's shutting down operations in the island nation because of a large tax increase. The country plans to raise the tax it levies on the company to 15 Fijian cents a liter from one-third of a Fijian cent, according to a statement by the company. In U.S. dollars, the new tax is about 8 cents a liter. Fiji Water Co. said in a statement that it was laying off nearly 400 Fijian employees and canceling construction projects in the country.
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March 5, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
A court ruling issued Wednesday could throw up obstacles to operation of a Kern County groundwater bank that has helped billionaire Stewart Resnick build a nut empire in the southern San Joaquin Valley. In the latest development in a two-decade legal fight, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge found that the state Department of Water Resources didn't properly analyze the environmental impacts of the Kern Water Bank, which is partly controlled by Resnick's Paramount Farms enterprise.
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November 30, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Well, that was fast. Fiji Water Co., the day after shutting down its operations and firing all its workers in the island nation of Fiji in protest over a large tax increase, has reversed itself. Representatives of the Los Angeles bottled water company, which says it gets its product solely from an artesian aqueduct in Fiji, met with officials of the military-led government Tuesday and decided to comply with the tax hike. The company, owned by billionaire entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, had issued an angry statement Monday, saying it was quitting the country and canceling supplier orders after the government announced that it was raising the water extraction tax to 15 Fijian cents a liter from one-third of a Fijian cent.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2012
Personal: Stewart and Lynda Resnick married in 1972, and 7 years later bought florist network Teleflora. Business: The pair went on to form Roll International Corp., a private company that snapped up other brand names. They Resnicks were listed No. 634 on Forbes list of billionaires in 2012. Brands: The Resnicks owned collectibles business The Franklin Mint, and currently operate Fiji Water, POM Wonderful, Teleflora, and pesticide company Suterra. They also run a massive farming business that includes Paramount Farms and Justin Vineyards and Winery.
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August 29, 2010 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Lynda Resnick knows a thing or two about packaging. Over her 40-year career as an entrepreneur and marketing guru, she has turned pomegranates into a trendy fruit, named a brand of mandarin oranges "Cuties," promoted the benefits of "artesian" bottled water and sold hundreds of thousands of replicas of Jackie Kennedy's famous faux pearls. She and her husband have built up one successful brand after another, including Teleflora, the Franklin Mint, POM Wonderful and Fiji Water. And now they've help build an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — the 45,000-square-foot, $54-million Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion opening in October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
A court ruling issued Wednesday could throw up obstacles to operation of a Kern County groundwater bank that has helped billionaire Stewart Resnick build a nut empire in the southern San Joaquin Valley. In the latest development in a two-decade legal fight, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge found that the state Department of Water Resources didn't properly analyze the environmental impacts of the Kern Water Bank, which is partly controlled by Resnick's Paramount Farms enterprise.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2012
Personal: Stewart and Lynda Resnick married in 1972, and 7 years later bought florist network Teleflora. Business: The pair went on to form Roll International Corp., a private company that snapped up other brand names. They Resnicks were listed No. 634 on Forbes list of billionaires in 2012. Brands: The Resnicks owned collectibles business The Franklin Mint, and currently operate Fiji Water, POM Wonderful, Teleflora, and pesticide company Suterra. They also run a massive farming business that includes Paramount Farms and Justin Vineyards and Winery.
OPINION
December 19, 2008 | JOEL STEIN
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. How deeply Jewish is Hollywood?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2010 | Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Would Lynda Resnick have been able to save Marie Antoinette from the guillotine? It's difficult not to wonder as much when the marketing dynamo, known as the POM Queen for the pomegranate-juice empire she runs with husband Stewart, starts discussing the French queen's public relations problems. Wearing a flesh-colored Dior dress with Louboutin shoes, Resnick was standing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in front of a painting she owns: a luminescent portrait of a young Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
Students of California's history of gold and oil rushes know it's filled with examples of profiteering, conspiracy, influence-peddling and other chicanery. So there's no reason the story should be any different with that liquid gold of the 21st century, water. That's the theme of a lawsuit filed a few weeks ago alleging there's something smelly about how a group of private interests — notably a huge agribusiness owned by the wealthy Southern California couple Stewart and Lynda Resnick — got control of an underground water storage project the state had already spent $75 million to develop.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Well, that was fast. Fiji Water Co., the day after shutting down its operations and firing all its workers in the island nation of Fiji in protest over a large tax increase, has reversed itself. Representatives of the Los Angeles bottled water company, which says it gets its product solely from an artesian aqueduct in Fiji, met with officials of the military-led government Tuesday and decided to comply with the tax hike. The company, owned by billionaire entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, had issued an angry statement Monday, saying it was quitting the country and canceling supplier orders after the government announced that it was raising the water extraction tax to 15 Fijian cents a liter from one-third of a Fijian cent.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Fiji Water might no longer come from Fiji. The Los Angeles-based bottled water company, owned by billionaire entrepreneurs and art patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick, said it's shutting down operations in the island nation because of a large tax increase. The country plans to raise the tax it levies on the company to 15 Fijian cents a liter from one-third of a Fijian cent, according to a statement by the company. In U.S. dollars, the new tax is about 8 cents a liter. Fiji Water Co. said in a statement that it was laying off nearly 400 Fijian employees and canceling construction projects in the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2010 | Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Would Lynda Resnick have been able to save Marie Antoinette from the guillotine? It's difficult not to wonder as much when the marketing dynamo, known as the POM Queen for the pomegranate-juice empire she runs with husband Stewart, starts discussing the French queen's public relations problems. Wearing a flesh-colored Dior dress with Louboutin shoes, Resnick was standing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in front of a painting she owns: a luminescent portrait of a young Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée.
IMAGE
August 29, 2010 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Lynda Resnick knows a thing or two about packaging. Over her 40-year career as an entrepreneur and marketing guru, she has turned pomegranates into a trendy fruit, named a brand of mandarin oranges "Cuties," promoted the benefits of "artesian" bottled water and sold hundreds of thousands of replicas of Jackie Kennedy's famous faux pearls. She and her husband have built up one successful brand after another, including Teleflora, the Franklin Mint, POM Wonderful and Fiji Water. And now they've help build an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — the 45,000-square-foot, $54-million Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion opening in October.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By David Ng
[This post has been corrected.] The Huntington in San Marino is receiving a loan of a rarely seen 15th century painting depicting Christ that was created by Flemish Renaissance artist Hans Memling. The painting, which was recently acquired by Lynda and Stewart Resnick, is scheduled to go on display Dec. 13, said the Huntington. "Christ Blessing," which dates from circa 1480 to 1485, will be displayed as part of two Memling portraits of Christ in the current exhibition "Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: In a tent beside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Weinstein Co. threw a lively after-party bash, which drew many of the biggest stars who had attended the Golden Globe Awards. There, the champagne flowed, as did the Fiji Water, a sponsor of the effervescent affair. The crowd: After winning for lead actress in a dramatic TV series for “House of Cards” on Netflix, Robin Wright said she was still in shock. Looking especially elegant in her backless beaded frock, she and new fiancé Ben Foster then spent much of the night dancing.
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