Retail Apparel, Luxury Segments See M&A Activity Decline

While mergers and acquisitions activity in the global consumer sector is on fire, retail apparel cools.

– April 23, 2015


Ralph Lauren Toasts First Brazilian Store in São Paolo

Ralph Lauren celebrated the opening of its first Brazilian store in São Paolo earlier this week with a cocktail party hosted by José Auriemo.

– April 17, 2015


Guatemala, AFL-CIO Spar Over Labor Rights

Guatemala has met a US Trade Representative’s 18-point labor enforcement plan linked to a bitter rights abuse case and hopes to avoid a proposed $15 million fine as it nears completion.

– April 16, 2015

Gisele Bündchen's Instagram


Gisele Bündchen Announces Last Runway Show

The 34-year-old Brazilian model posted a photo to her Instagram account at her very first runway show to break the news.

– April 15, 2015

The Markets

Brazilian Textiles to Save $100 Million From Aid Plan

Brazil’s ailing textiles and apparel sector could save $100 million a year if a government plan to help shore up Latin America’s largest economy succeeds, a top industry executive said.

– April 14, 2015

The Ralph Lauren store in Sao Paulo.


Ralph Lauren Opening in São Paulo

Ralph Lauren will open a store in São Paulo on Tuesday. Spanning more than 9,100 square feet of retail space, the store will feature Ralph Lauren’s women’s wear and men’s wear collections, along with accessories.

– April 13, 2015


Brazil’s Beauty Market Up 11 Percent

Brazil’s beauty market, the world’s third largest, grew 11 percent in 2014 as Brazilians continued to buy cosmetics with gusto, despite anemic growth in the overall economy.

– April 10, 2015


Mexican Exotic Leather Brand Cuadra Eyes Foreign Markets

The Mexican exotics and Western-style leather brand is hoping to take the leap into the U.S. retail market.

– March 30, 2015

Carlos Falchi


Accessories Designer Carlos Falchi Dies at Age 70

Brazilian handbag and accessories designer Carlos Falchi died Friday night at age 70 after a short illness.

– March 28, 2015

Lush's 200th Store


Lush To Open in Puerto Rico

The outpost will include a Fresh Face Mask bar and an area for one-on-one skin-care and hair-care consultations.

– March 19, 2015