Kari Hamanaka

Staff Reporter

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

Email: hamanaka@ocbj.com
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Recent Stories

Midday Stock Roundup

Medical device maker’s notch movement Friday.

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Habit Restaurants Beefing Up

Bendel Gets Yum Brands Backing for Burger Joint

Habit Restaurants Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HABT) $375 million sale to Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) is expected to turbocharge growth at a burger business that’s already seen a more than doubling in restaurant count over the past five years.

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Ex-Taco Bell CBO to Lowe’s

Thalberg lands at ‘home’

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Del Taco Plans New Value Offering

Will retire Buck & Under items in menu refresh

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Karma Hires COO

Other positions also filled, carmaker says

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Boot Barn Beats in Early Q3 Results

Sales remain strong in both digital and physical channels.

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Star-Studded Lineup Pads Hyundai Super Bowl Spot

Commercial features Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and David Ortiz

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Tilly’s Shares Down on Holiday Results

An unexpected holiday slowdown pushed fourth-quarter guidance down.

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Chipotle’s ‘Food Culture’ On Display in Pasadena

Rose Parade Float Hits on Farming Theme

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is serious about eating clean, and its marketing continues to drive that point home.

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Chipotle Cultivates Roses

Fast casual’s Tournament of Roses Parade entry fêtes farming

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