The gilded key to the world’s most dynamic emerging economies is a combination of on-the-ground intelligence and loyal contacts. Six in-demand emissaries in global fashion sat down with BoF to share a few home truths about the markets on their doorstep.
Fast-fashion purveyor Forever 21 and makeup retailer Sephora are helping drive expansion plans at Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers SA, the Brazilian mall company with the best sales over the past year.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s largest e-commerce company, is emerging in Brazil as a challenger to entrenched foreign rivals EBay Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. as consumers seek cheap imports.
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Buscape Company, Brazil’s largest e- commerce comparison website, is taking its online offering to brick and mortar stores as it seeks a piece of the larger retail market.
Latin America’s powerhouse has made great strides forward but lost the mouth-watering economic momentum of the boom years. Now, to unlock more of Brazil’s potential, global fashion brands are trekking to the very margins of the map. Market GPS is sponsored by Marvin Traub Associates.
As global fast fashion giants arrive in Brazil, the market heats up. BoF reports.
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Mall operator Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers SA is expanding at its fastest pace since going public in 2007, betting that luxury shoppers will be more resistant to a souring economy.
Richemont Full-Year Profit Beats Estimates on Asian Sales (Bloomberg) “Richemont, the second-biggest luxury goods company, reported full-year profit that beat analysts’ estimates as sales were boosted by buoyant demand for high-end goods in the Asia-Pacific region. Net income climbed 43 percent to 1.54 billion euros ($1.96 billion) in the 12 months through March 31, the Geneva-based company said today in a statement.”