Mediha DiMartino

Staff Writer

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

Phone: 949-813-7384

Recent Stories

LA, Long Beach Ports Report Big Gains for August

The busy season at the San Pedro Bay Port Complex is off to a good start, with both ports reporting cargo volume increases for August.

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OSI Systems Wins $44 Million in Contracts

September is off to a good start at Hawthorne-based OSI Systems Inc.

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Beyond Meat Launches Ecommerce Site

Beyond Meat Inc., a maker of plant-based meat alternatives, launched an ecommerce website last month as part of a strategy to explore new or under-tapped retail opportunities.

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Ecommerce Returns Service Happy Returns Adds Dressbarn

Dressbarn, a women’s apparel brand that emerged from bankruptcy in January as a digital-only retailer, has selected Happy Returns Inc. to handle its in-person returns.

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Honda, GM Team Up on Electric Vehicles

Honda Motor Co. Ltd., which has its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, and Detroit-based General Motors Co. have formed a North American alliance to develop shared electric vehicle platforms and propulsion systems.

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Coffee Startup Bruvi Raises $2 Million

Beverly Hills-based Bruvi's new funding round will help it launch its mobile app-connected, Wi-Fi enabled coffee makers with recyclable single-serve coffee and tea pods.

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Guess Tops Goals for Revenue, Earnings

Shares of Guess Inc. rose about 10% on Sept. 2 after the downtown-based apparel retailer beat Wall Street’s expectations for revenue and earnings for the company’s fiscal 2021 second quarter.

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Revolve Beats Earnings Expectations for Second Quarter

Preparing for “the worst” helped Revolve Group Inc. surpass analyst expectations and deliver record earnings per share for its second quarter that ended June 30.

Santa Monica Pier Businesses in Peril After Bummer of a Summer

Premier Parks, which operates Pacific Park, as well as other businesses on the 111-year-old Santa Monica Pier are trying to make the best of the pandemic, which left the area completely shuttered from March 15 to June 24.

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Big-Box Retailers Increase Hiring in LA as Demand Surges

Several big-box retailers — including Target Corp., Walmart Inc., Home Depot Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. — have posted substantial sales increases since the pandemic hit in March.

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