Kari Hamanaka

Staff Reporter

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

Email: hamanaka@ocbj.com
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Recent Stories

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New campaign, delivery options have helped

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Entertainment-focused creatives producing haunted houses and mazes every Halloween call it a success when they’re able to induce terror among even the toughest in a crowd.

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It’s the influencers who are leading when it comes to the next generation of marketing agencies.

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Amazon’s two-day Prime Day blitz earlier this month may have offered a glimpse of what’s in store at retail in the lead up to the holiday selling period.

Del Taco Marketing Team Solidified, Ready for 2021

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Kudos from Del Taco Restaurants Inc. CEO John Cappasola went out recently to CMO Tim Hackbardt and the chain’s agency of record for helping drive improved business for the Lake Forest-based chain in its latest quarter.

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Rodeo 39 Renaissance

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Exploring new frontiers

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BJ’s Beats on Top, Bottom Lines

Chain’s longer term goal of at least 425 locations still holds

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Digital Sales Pop at Chipotle

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