Central America’s Siman Aims to Double Growth

The El Salvador-based retailer operates 14 department stores across Central America, largely in El Salvador and Guatemala.

– May 26, 2015

The Markets

Guatemalan Apparel Show: Textiles Seen Recovering Fortunes

Guatemala’s textile industry is betting exports will rise 6 percent to $1.6 billion this year.

– May 21, 2015

Yasiel Puig, Starter


L.A. Dodger Yasiel Puig Makes Fashion Debut in Starter Ads

True to the theme of the “Jackets Required” campaign, which launches today, he’s showing how a top athlete can remain entrenched in sports while basking in a formal setting.

– May 20, 2015

The Markets

Mexico Trade Body Claims New Import Rules Running Smoothly

U.S. retailers and brands recently slammed the package for introducing import rules that were difficult to understand and delayed manufacturing operations.

– May 18, 2015

Mexico City, City File


City File: Mexico City

The biggest metro area in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s largest Spanish-speaking city boasts a thriving cultural atmosphere and diverse, expanding and trendy dining and shopping scenes. Renovation projects are adding luster to wealthy old bastions like Polanco, La Roma and Ciudad Juárez. Growing gentrification is also nourishing fashion, as the city attracts professionals […]

– May 15, 2015

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MAC Cosmetics Sets Latin American Expansion

MAC plans to operate more that 220 stores in Latin America by 2018.

– May 12, 2015

The Markets

Brazilian Brands Seek to Boost Exports

Texbrasil is studying new ways to raise export promotion benefits, with near-term actions focusing on China, Asia and the U.S.

– May 11, 2015

The Markets

Central America’s Labor Woes Spread Beyond Guatemala

Many Central American nations — including Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — face issues over labor rights.

– May 7, 2015


Latin American Consumers Increasingly Seeking Luxury Goods

Mexico in particular is booming: over the five-year period 2014 to 2019, sales of luxury goods in Mexico are forecast to jump about 34 percent.

– May 5, 2015


Brazil: Consumer Growth Will Be From the Inland Cities

Retailers in Brazil should look to the interior cities for future consumer growth.

– May 4, 2015