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Fashion brands with licenses in Brazil are scrambling to regain control as the country's apparel sales dive.


Fashion Brand Licensors Battle for Turf as Mexico Grows, Brazil Slides

Brazil’s apparel sales are expected to fall 25 percent this year, while Mexico’s will grow 10 percent.

– 12:01 AM, EST

Panama Canal


Panama Canal Launches Environmental Recognition Award

Panama Canal customers that meet and exceed environmental standards set by the International Maritime Organization or other globally recognized standards will be considered.

– July 25, 2016


Brazil’s Alpargatas Sees Strong Growth at Havaianas

The company plans to open five new U.S. stores and boost European distribution for its household Havaianas sandals.

– July 15, 2016

The U.S. State Department had listed Guatemala as among countries using forced or child labor in its apparel industry.

The Markets

Guatemala Rejects U.S. Forced Labor Claims

But the Central American nation is failing to meet a U.S. Trade Representative and AFL-CIO enforcement plan to improve its labor standards.

– July 12, 2016


Grupo Axo Forecasts Revenue Boost From PVH Deal

Synergies from the venture, which will see the two firms create a new entity majority owned by Axo, will begin showing in the fourth quarter.

– July 6, 2016


El Palacio de Hierro Sees Management Changes

Chief financial officer Daniel Elguea Solis resigned a fortnight ago to pursue other interests.

– June 29, 2016


Mexican Men’s Brand Scappino Plans Expansion, Taps New Face

The brand has unveiled a new line of glasses, is readying its third fragrance and has hired Italian Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia for its fall ads.

– June 29, 2016

The Markets

Elcatex of Honduras to Invest $500M in Synthetics Plant, Renewable Energy

The firm is at the heart of the “Honduras 2020” development plan to double the country’s textile exports in five years.

– June 27, 2016

They Are Wearing: Santiago, Chile


They Are Wearing: Santiago, Chile

Chileans in the artistic Barrio Lastarria and Barrio Italia districts dressed to prove that even the oncoming austral winter can’t cramp their style.

– June 21, 2016

Karla Martinez


Vogue Mexico Names Karla Martinez Editor in Chief

She succeeds Kelly Talamas, who will become creative director, based in Bogotá, Colombia.

– June 17, 2016