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

Heading to Cuba.


Cuba: Fashion’s Next Vacation Destination

It didn’t take long after U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba were relaxed for the fashion world to start taking advantage.

– May 2, 2015


Brazil’s Iguatemi Campinas Expands

Iguatemi opens one of the largest malls in Brazil.

– April 28, 2015


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