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The Markets

Mexico’s Vicky Form Details Expansion

Vicky Form, a fast-growing Mexican lingerie brand, plans to operate over 2,500 doors by 2016, a company insider told WWD.

– 4:20 PM, EST

Business

DOL Report Hits Honduras Labor Conditions

The U.S. Department of Labor released a report Friday that it said “raises serious concerns” about the Honduran government’s enforcement of labor laws.

– February 27, 2015

The Markets

Nicaragua Hopeful on TPL Extension

The country plans to introduce a renewable bill aimed at hastening U.S. free trade agreements with other countries.

– February 27, 2015

Retail

Mexico’s Ailing Suburbia Works to Boost Profits

The department store, hopes a major expansion of its store credit-card business and efforts to streamline inventory will boost fortunes this year.

– February 23, 2015

Retail

Walmex’s Sales Disappoint; Looks to ‘Double’ Size

Walmex posted a 6% jump in 2014 operating income though same-store sales disappointed as Mexican consumers tightened their belts in a weakening economy

– February 19, 2015

Retail

Brazil Retail Sales Drop Sharply

December sales fell 2.6 percent, while full-year growth was slowest in 11 years.

– February 11, 2015

The Markets

Colombian Textiles Seen Growing

The country’s textile and apparel industry is expected to grow despite sluggish exports.

– February 9, 2015

The Markets

Brazilian Textiles Facing Another Tough Year

Growth could be a mere 0.5 percent to a hair over $55 billion — mildly better than last year.

– January 30, 2015

Retail

Mexico’s El Palacio in $300 Million Revamp of Polanco Store

The $300 million investment is the largest in the 125-year-old retailer’s history.

– January 29, 2015

Retail

Falabella to Spend $4.4 Billion to Operate 600 Stores

The South American retail group said that 53 percent of the capital expenditure will go to rolling out 140 new stores and 11 malls in six countries.

– January 9, 2015