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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Midday Stock Roundup

Stock market rallies on May employment report.

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Vans Makes Donations to NAACP, Color of Change, GSA Network

Latest company to pledge money in wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Tilly’s Reopened Store Fleet: Traffic Down, Comps Up

The retailer has more than half of its stores open as it emerges from a tough first quarter.

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OC Automakers Begin Recovery from April Sales Fall Off

May sales declines not as steep as prior month.

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Socialincs Aims to Streamline Mobile Ordering, Via Restaurants Rising Program

Broader goal is to boost aid to small restaurateurs grappling with pandemic.

A Newport Beach marketer is honing its mobile ordering platform first with restaurants dealing with the pandemic, before a broader aim of reaching local businesses across other industries.

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Happy Hour at BJ’s Goes Virtual

Restaurant Operator Tapped Zoom, Linked with Guinness

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. is the latest to meet up with its followers virtually, as more marketers get creative with leveraging digital outside of social media posts.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Health REITs, Boot Barn fall

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St. John CEO Talks Fashion, Luxury Post-Pandemic

APPAREL: OC’s heritage luxury house’s new focus: face shields

From couture to Covid-19

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Newsom: Hair Salons, Barbershops Can Open

OC haircare gets green light

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South Coast Sets June 1 Reopen

Segerstrom flagship latest to welcome public

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