Mediha DiMartino

Staff Reporter

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

Phone: 949-813-7384

Recent Stories

Port of LA Processes 10 Million Container Units of Cargo

The Port of Los Angeles reached a major milestone by processing 10 million container units of cargo in a 12‑month period.

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IP Push Helps Drive Mattel’s Transformation

At the recent Virtual Citi Leisure Day investor conference, Mattel Inc. Chief Executive Ynon Kreiz touted the transformation of the El Segundo-based toymaker since he took the helm in 2018.

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EV Maker Canoo Plans Texas Facility

Canoo Inc.’s latest press releases lists Dallas in the dateline, an unusual designation for a company officially based in Los Angeles County.

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Zero-Emission Vehicle Manufacturer US Hybrid Is Acquired

Torrance-based US Hybrid Corp. has been acquired by New York-based Ideanomics Inc. for $50 million.

Wonderful Co. Ad Agency Hires New Chief Creative Officer

Wonderful Agency, an in-house ad shop tasked with promoting Wonderful Co.’s roster of nut and fruit brands, has hired Margaret Keene as its chief creative officer.

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LA500 Q&A: Henrik Fisker Is Ready to Roll Again

Henrik Fisker has been down this road before, which means he knows the twists and turns that lie ahead.

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Electronics Retailer Newegg Goes Public

Newegg Inc., a City of Industry-based electronics retailer, has gone public via a reverse merger with a publicly traded sister company, Lianluo Smart Ltd.

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Coffee Bean’s New US President Eyes Expansion

Coffee Bean's new U.S. president outlines his plan for increasing the company's brick-and-mortar footprint to all 50 states via new and existing franchisees

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Beachbody Posts Revenue Gain Ahead of Merger

Beachbody Co. Group, a Santa Monica-based subscription health and wellness company, posted a 34% uptick in revenue for the first quarter of 2021.

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Port Logistics Group Rebrands, Shifts Focus

City of Industry-based Port Logistics Group has rebranded as Whiplash Inc., adopting the name of a third-party logistics company it acquired in 2019.

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