Kari Hamanaka

Staff Reporter

Kari Hamanaka covers apparel manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and automakers. She can be reached at hamanaka@ocbj.com.

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Recent Stories

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Taylor Made Cuisine Packs Meal Delivery Punch

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Taylor DeCosta calls the first dinner she cooked for her then-boyfriend, now-husband the million-dollar plate of enchiladas.

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PacSun Continues to Curry Favor from Gen Z

Moves Up in Latest Teen Survey

Teens have spoken again for Piper Sandler’s latest “Taking Stock With Teens” report for spring, and local retailer PacSun can pat itself on the back.

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The Lab Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa got a strong nod from on-demand video and streaming service HBO Max.

1105 Media CEO Sees Events, Digital Path to Growth

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Midday Stock Roundup

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Report: Xponential Fitness Eyeing IPO

Could bring $1.3B valuation

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Chipotle Hits Waste Reduction Target

Sets additional sustainability goals for this year, beyond

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Hyundai Takes Wrap Off New Truck

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