Fashion

New Report Highlights House of Fraser’s Mounting Debt to Brands

clock August 17, 2018Fiona Ma

Fashion

Debenhams to Cut Jobs Amidst Restructuring

clock August 17, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Fashion

Saks Fifth Avenue Supports American Fashion

clock August 17, 2018Jessica Iredale

Ivan Castano

President-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives for a meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of China in Mexico Qiu Xiaoqi (out of frame), in Mexico City, Mexico, 02 August 2018. Obrador will seek the adjustment of the trade balance with China, for which a Mexican delegation will travel to the Asian countryLopez Obrador will seek adjustment of trade balance with China, Mexico City - 02 Aug 2018

Government and Trade

Mexican Textiles Pin Recovery on Incoming President Obrador

The president-elect’s anti-corruption pledge and promise to fund training programs gives Mexican apparel and textile firms hope they can turn around their fortunes.

clock August 5, 2018Ivan Castano

Retail

Falabella to Buy E-tailer Linio to Boost Online Footprint

The $138 million deal will see Linio become the site for marketing the group’s department store, home improvement and supermarket divisions.

clock August 1, 2018Ivan Castano

The turmoil in Nicaragua is causing U.S. fashion brands to re-evaluate their sourcing from the country and the region.

Government and Trade

Nicaragua Crisis Seen Spoiling Central America Sourcing, Investment

The turmoil in the Central American country is causing American fashion brands to review their sourcing of apparel from the entire region.

clock July 31, 2018Ivan Castano

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Government and Trade

Guatemala on Tenterhooks as Vietnam Targets Export Surge

Vietnam’s lead and growing market share of U.S. apparel imports is causing panic in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

clock June 13, 2018Ivan Castano

Tommy Hilfiger's Mexican web site with Grupo Axo.

Retail

LatAm Retail Bucks Politics and Economics

Elections in key markets such as Mexico and Brazil could unsettle consumers and dent an expected increase in retail sales.

clock May 11, 2018Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Contraband Apparel Trade Could Disrupt NAFTA Talks

Mexican executives say there has been no letup in the amount of illegally imported apparel from Asia.

clock April 11, 2018Ivan Castano

Real Estate

Thor Urbana Sets New Malls in Mexico

Thor Urbana’s developments include malls in Tijuana and in the beach resort town of Riviera Nayarit.

clock February 20, 2018Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Brazilian Makers Eye Recovery, See Colombian Trade Boost

The Brazilian textile and apparel industries are forecast to grow by close to 11 percent in 2018 as the economy improves.

clock February 5, 2018Ivan Castano

More than 40,000 apparel and footwear stores have closed in Brazil in the last few years, but retailers are beginning to see a rebound.

Retail

Brazilian Retailers Eye Recovery — For Now

After shuttering 40,000 stores in the last few years, Brazil’s fashion retailers are expected to rebound in 2018, although uncertainties remain.

clock January 14, 2018Ivan Castano

Tents stand on the other side of the shore of Laguna de Condado opposite the exclusive area of ??Paseo Caribe in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria didn't discriminate between rich and poor when it ravaged Puerto Rico, but the recovery has been another storyHurricane Maria The Rich and The Poor, San Juan, Puerto Rico - 23 Oct 2017

Retail

Puerto Rico’s Holiday Sales Up, But Retailers Face Longterm Struggles

Estimates for lost retail sales over the next year because of Hurricanes Irma and Maria range up to $15 billion, according to experts.

clock December 23, 2017Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Mexico Textiles Sector Agrees to 5-Year NAFTA Review as Risks Loom

The agreement for the review is aimed at keeping the Tariff Preference Level to source key clothing feedstocks in place.

clock December 4, 2017Ivan Castano

The quake-collapsed textile factory building leaves an empty space at the corner of Bolivar and Chimalpopoca streets after the rubble was cleared away in the Obrera neighborhood of Mexico City, . As rescue operations stretched into day 5, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found aliveEarthquake, Mexico City, Mexico - 23 Sep 2017

Government and Trade

Mexican Earthquake Said to Have Spared Apparel Supply Chain

Apparel manufacturers are struggling against lost orders as a result of the disaster, however.

clock October 30, 2017Ivan Castano

The quake-collapsed textile factory building leaves an empty space at the corner of Bolivar and Chimalpopoca streets after the rubble was cleared away in the Obrera neighborhood of Mexico City, . As rescue operations stretched into day 5, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found aliveEarthquake, Mexico City, Mexico - 23 Sep 2017

Retail

Mexico Quake Could Trigger $3.6 Billion in Retail Losses

Many stores remain fully or partially closed as the city continues to dig out from the devastating quake.

clock October 2, 2017Ivan Castano

Flowers and candles are placed in tribute to victims of the terrorist attack in Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, Spain, 24 August 2017. At least 15 people were killed and some 130 others injured after cars crashed into pedestrians on the La Rambla boulevard in Barcelona and on a promenade in the coastal city of Cambrils on 17 August. The so-called 'Islamic State' (IS) claimed responsibility for the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.Tributes to terrorist attacks victims, Barcelona, Spain - 24 Aug 2017

Retail

Retail in Barcelona Stalls After Terror Attack

Sales in some stores have fallen by half since the attacks that killed 13 people.

clock August 26, 2017Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Brazil Moves to Eradicate 10,000 Sweatshops in São Paulo Area

The AFL-CIO alleges the illegal factories employ workers in sub-standard conditions.

clock July 19, 2017Ivan Castano

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