Mediha DiMartino

Staff Reporter

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

Phone: 949-813-7384

Recent Stories

Ports See Cargo Surge to Start the Year

The first month of the year brought more of the same to the San Pedro Bay port complex.

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Avery Dennison Buys JDC Solutions for $24 Million

Avery Dennison Corp., a Glendale-based manufacturer of labeling products, said it will acquire JDC Solutions Inc. for $24 million.

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Open Sesame Restaurants Succeed With High Quality, Low Costs

2021 Minority-Owned Businesses Special Report

After escaping warn-torn Beirut in 1988, Ali Kobeissi yearned to conjure the aroma and the flavors of Lebanese cuisine at his new home in Long Beach.

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Ports of LA, Long Beach in Line for Increased Federal Funds

Come 2023, the San Pedro Bay Port Complex will start collecting about $75 million from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to finance infrastructure repair and maintenance.

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How Marine Exchange Helps Traffic Flow at LA’s Ports

With dozens of extra ships at anchor in the San Pedro Bay Port complex, the staff at Marine Exchange of Southern California has their hands full.

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2021 Ports Special Report

The Business Journal looks at key aspects of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, which play significant roles in the local and national economies.

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Thirteen Lune Offers Minority-Owned Beauty Brands a Digital Marketplace

Thirteen Lune is a new kid on the retail block, but its arrival is long overdue, according to Nyakio Grieco, who co-founded the West Hollywood-based ecommerce company in December.

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Mattel Beats 2020 Earnings Expectations

Mattel Inc. surpassed Wall Street revenue and earnings estimates for the fourth quarter and the full year.

Skechers Takes a Revenue Hit in 2020

Revenue for Skechers USA Inc. came in well below $5 billion in 2020,

Comfort Food Keeps Customers Coming to Dulan’s

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Terry Dulan went off to college to study computer systems.

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