Mediha DiMartino

Contributing Writer

Mediha DiMartino covers retail and manufacturing. She can be reached at mdimartino@labusinessjournal.com.

Email: mdimartino@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 949-813-7384

Recent Stories

LA City, County Lead the Way on Minimum Wage Increases

Workers in the city of Los Angeles and in unincorporated areas of L.A. County got a bigger paycheck last month.

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Hollywood Bed Makes First Acquisition

Hollywood Bed & Spring Mfg. Co. Inc., a 75-year-old bed frame manufacturer, just completed its first acquisition.

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Downtown Honda Dealership Sells for $80 Million

Brandon Steven Motors acquired Honda of Downtown Los Angeles for $80 million. It’s the Wichita, Kan.-based dealership chain’s 13th store and its first in California.

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2020 Largest Public Companies List: Rising Star

U.S. Auto Parts Network Inc. saw the sixth-biggest jump in rankings in the Business Journal’s list of largest public companies this year, climbing 31 spots, from No. 111 in 2019 to No. 80 in 2020.

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Skechers Results Top Expectations

Company surprises analysts with second-quarter revenue

Footwear and apparel manufacturer Skechers USA Inc. reported second-quarter sales that beat Wall Street expectations.

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PPP Loans Have Given LA County’s Small Businesses a Lifeline

The Paycheck Protection Program is on track to preserve 1.2 million jobs in L.A. County.

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Cargo Volumes Decline Again at LA, Long Beach Ports

It looks like June gloom will continue to hover over the San Pedro Bay ports into the foreseeable future.

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UStrive Cuts Waste With Reusable Medical Wear

After Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shut down all nonessential businesses in March, many apparel manufacturers circumvented his Safer at Home order by pivoting to making personal protection equipment.

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Simon Group Bids $191 Million for Lucky Brand

Just four months after picking up Lincoln Heights-based Forever 21 Inc., Simon Property Group Inc., is about to acquire another locally based retailer.

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Apparel Firm Shon Simon Was Ready for Mask Demand

Sometimes, ignoring advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pays off.

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