Mediha DiMartino

Contributing Reporter

Mediha DiMartino covers retail, manufacturing and the ports. She can be reached at

Phone: 949-813-7384

Recent Stories

Pool-Sharing Service Expands to Other Recreational Spaces

After testing the waters with short-term backyard pool rentals, Swimply Inc. has set its sights on L.A.’s private recreation spaces — basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, putting greens and soccer fields.

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Beyond Meat Retail Sales Slump While Restaurant Business Picks Up

Beyond Meat Inc.’s shares dipped about 11% in afterhours trading on Feb. 24 following a release of fourth-quarter results that missed Wall Street expectations.

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Beauty Ecommerce Platform Thirteen Lune to Expand by Hundreds of Locations This Year

A little over a year after launching Thirteen Lune Inc., Nyakio Grieco’s efforts to level the playing field for BIPOC-owned beauty brands are bearing fruit.

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LA County Warehouse Operators Face New Emissions Rules

Come June, managers overseeing local warehouses larger than 150,000 square feet will have start keeping track of trucks arriving at their cargo docks in addition to handling their merchandise.

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Ports Kick Off Year With Another Record Month

The San Pedro Bay port complex notched another record month of cargo volumes.

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Red Chickz Franchising Model Takes Flight

Shawn Lalehzarian and his partners did their homework before opening the Red Chickz eatery in downtown.

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Fisker Accelerates Toward $2B Revenue With Increase in Reservations

Fisker Inc. said reservations for its Ocean SUV have surpassed the 30,000 mark as of Feb. 14, and are up 61% from November when the Manhattan Beach-based designer of electric vehicles revealed the vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Direct-to-Consumer Farmed Flowers Business Blooms

Like most floral companies, Postal Petals was busy in the weeks leading up to the Valentine’s Day, taking orders, securing flower shipments and talking to growers.

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MedMen Launches Concierge Service to Grow Retail Operations

Culver City-based MedMen Enterprises Inc. launched a Cannasseur Personal Concierge Service this month at its California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida dispensaries.

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Disney, Mattel Earnings Beat Expectations

The Walt Disney Co. handily beat Wall Street estimates on earnings and revenue for the first quarter of its fiscal 2022, and its stock jumped about 10% in after-hours trading.

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