Specialty retailer Express expects to have its first stores in Latin America open by year end. The operator of 600 U.S. stores catering to customers in their 20s and 30s has identified international expansion as a key growth driver. The company, through one of its subsidiaries, entered into a franchise agreement with Fastco Commercial S.A. to open more than 30 stores during the next five years in markets that include Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Colombia, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
ATLANTA — Ignacio Perez Lizaur, who lead Walmart's expansion into Latin America as director general Sam's Club Mexico in 1991, has joined Newell Rubbermaid's board of directors. Perez Lizaur's 26-year career with Walmart included a series of assignments leading Walmart operations in Argentina, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. His career with Walmart culminated in the position of EVP operations for the Sam’s Club division, with responsibility across 600 stores in the U.S. Upon retiring in 2010, he was appointed to Walmart’s hall of fame for his contributions to the retailer’s international development. “Ignacio adds
Thousands have factory jobs in American Apparel's downtown Los Angeles plant. CEO Dov Charney wants it all made in America. But recently he's talked of importing.
Wal-Mart plans to launch a dedicated page on Walmart.com that will feature an assortment of products created by women in nearly two dozen countries, including women who work in cooperatives and own small businesses.
American Eagle Outfitters announced a campaign in partnership with FEED Projects to launch a new line available online and at its stores that will benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. American Eagle is now offering FEED Guatemala bags in more than 400 of its stores across the country.
PITTSBURGH -- American Eagle Outfittersannounced a campaign in partnership with FEED Projects to launch a new line available at American Eagle Outfitters stores and online that will benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. American Eagle Outfitters is now offering FEED Guatemala bags in more than 400 of its stores across the country. The bags are also available at www.ae.com. Sales of each FEED Guatemala bag will support local women artisans, while also generating funds to enable the FEED Foundation to make a donation to help UNICEF provide micronutrient supplements to young children in Guatemala. There are two FEED Guatemala