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Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

Wayne, N.J. – Toys “R” Us announced that international shipping is now available for online orders on Toysrys.com and Babiesrus.com to more than 60 countries across Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, North America and South America. The company...

Wal-Mart launched its Women in Factories program, a five-year initiative that will empower 60,000 women working in factories in India, Bangladesh, China and Central America that supply products to Wal-Mart and other retailers. The program will teach critical life skills related to communication, hygiene, reproductive health, occupational health and safety, identifying personal strengths, and gender sensitivity. Up to 8,000 women will also receive leadership training to develop the work and life skills necessary for personal and career development.

Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB (Walmex) plans to increase investment by 45 percent in 2011 as it expands its business in Mexico and Central America, Bloomberg reported. Capital expenditures will increase to 18.97 billion pesos ($1.56 billion) this year, CEO Scot Rank said in remarks broadcast on the company’s website. Wal-Mart de Mexico, which now operates more than 2,000 retail stores and restaurants, plans to open 445 stores in 2011.

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