Mediha DiMartino

Staff Reporter

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

Phone: 949-813-7384

Recent Stories

Skechers Tops Earnings Expectations for Second Quarter

Shares of Skechers U.S.A. Inc. rose about 8% after the Manhattan Beach-based designer and manufacturer of footwear and apparel beat top- and bottom-line forecasts for the second quarter.

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LA Companies Retain Remote Work Even as Pandemic Eases

L.A. companies are keeping remote work structures even as the pandemic eases.

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Port of LA Sees Record Cargo Surge in June

The volume of cargo containers moved by dockworkers and terminal operators at the San Pedro Bay ports complex continues to surpass last year’s records by double digits.

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Beyond Meat Launches Plant-Based Chicken Tenders

El Segundo-based Beyond Meat Inc. has launched its version of plant-based chicken tenders, and the product is expected to be available this month at some 400 restaurants locations nationwide.

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Papa Cantella’s New Dodger Dogs Reach Grocery Stores

Dodger Dogs are back in the grocery stores, but the packaging looks slightly different.

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Tyra Banks Launches Smize Ice Cream Company

Entrepreneur and supermodel Tyra Banks has launched a second venture at Santa Monica Place — an ice cream brand.

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Largest Public Companies: California Resources Corp. Bounces Back

How They Got Here: California Resources Corp., which spun off in December 2014 from Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp., is among the largest oil and gas producers in California.

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Ritual Adds Plant-Based Protein Shakes to Line of Supplements

About 10 miles up the road from Beyond Meat Inc., another local company is looking to pea protein to grow its bottom line.

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Plus-Size Retailer Torrid Hits $2.5B Valuation After IPO

Torrid’s July 1 debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the CURV ticker symbol went well — its shares were trading at 14% above the initial price on its opening day.

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Cacique Plans to Open Factory in Texas

Cacique USA, a Monrovia-based producer of Mexican-style cheese, cream, yogurt and chorizo, has started construction of a food processing factory in Amarillo, Texas. The 200,000-square-foot facility is set to come online in the fall of 2022 and employ about 200 workers.

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