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  • The Body Shop White City Westfield
    News

    The Body Shop to launch its first bricks-and-mortar store in Chile

    2016-08-25T07:38:00Z

    The Body Shop will open its first store in “the most sustainable mall in Chile” this month as it bolsters its presence in Latin America.

  • Falabella
    Opinion

    Opinion: Why UK retailers should be red hot for Chile

    2016-08-24T07:46:00Z

    As the Rio Olympic Games put the spotlight on South America, what opportunities does Chile afford UK retail?

  • Analysis

    At a glance: Chile and Peru in profile as River Island enters South America

    2015-09-18T13:17:00Z

    River Island has launched in Chile and Peru as it seeks growth opportunities in developing markets. Retail Week takes a look at the countries.

  • Waitrose is tapping into demand for British products overseas
    News

    Waitrose taps into overseas demand for branded products

    2014-06-18T12:35:00Z

    Waitrose is to build on the success of its own-label export business by selling products from brands including Cornish Sea Salt and Doves Farm Organic.

  • Topshop in Santiago, Chile
    Analysis

    Analysis: Is international retail interest in Chile hotting up?

    2013-05-28T14:15:00Z

    As Waitrose inks a deal to supply products to Chilean grocer Unimarc, Retail Week explores the retail opportunities and challenges in one of South America’s most developed countries.

  • News

    Falabella's chief executive Juan Benavides Feliú to exit

    2013-04-05T07:00:00Z

    Multi-format operator Falabella’s chief executive Juan Benavides Feliú is to step down. According to the retailer’s supervisory board, Feliú is to leave with “immediate effect”. No reasons for the exit were given.

  • News

    Cencosud to invest in South America with new store openings

    2013-03-01T07:00:00Z

    Retail group Cencosud has revealed it will invest $731m (£483.8m) in South America this year, opening a total of 58 new stores with the aim of reaching sales of $22.5bn (£14.9bn) by the end of 2013. The retailer plans to increase its sales area by about 5%. The outlay represents ...

  • News

    Walmart Latin America makes new appointment

    2013-01-18T07:00:00Z

    Walmart has appointed Enrique Ostalé, president and chief executive of Walmart Chile, as executive vice-president, president and chief executive of Walmart Latin America. Based in Mexico City, Ostalé will assume his new role on March 1.

  • News

    Walmart announces plans to enter cash and carry market

    2012-12-07T07:00:00Z

    Walmart has announced plans to enter the cash and carry business with the launch of membership fascia Central Mayorista. The first store, boasting a sales area of 37,700 sq ft, is scheduled to open in Puente Alto, Santiago, in the first quarter of next year. Central Mayorista will be aimed ...

  • News

    H&M plans South American flagship

    2012-09-07T07:00:00Z

    Swedish clothing retailer H amp;M plans to open its first store in South America in the first half of 2013. The store will be a full flagship located at the Costanera Center shopping mall in Santiago. H M chief executive Karl-Johan Persson said: “It is our first step into ...

  • News

    Walmart to focus on expanding existing operations

    2012-04-18T16:31:00Z

    Walmart is to concentrate on expanding its operations in existing markets rather than entering new locations this year. However, the retailer is still looking at possibilities to enter new countries and acquire technology and other capabilities. Walmart highlighted it has no plans at present to enter Russia but said ...

  • In Chile, sorry comes very easily
    News

    Clothes when you’re feeling sorry for yourself

    2011-11-28T07:00:00Z

    This humble clothes brand was discovered in the Ripley department store in Santiago.

  • Topshop, Santiago, Chile
    Photo gallery

    Topshop, Santiago, Chile

    2011-11-07T07:00:00Z

    There’s been a lot of news recently about Topshop beaming down in Chicago, but putting the US to one side for a moment, what about Chile?

  • News

    Cencosud launches virtual shopping system

    2011-09-09T07:00:00Z

    Cencosud has launched Jumbo Mobile, a virtual shopping system located in Santiago’s underground rail network. The initiative will allow underground passengers to access more than 100 items via virtual shopping aisles by scanning in the QR codes using their mobile phones. The system will initially be available at the Escuela ...

  • News

    Second-quarter sales jump at Cencosud

    2011-08-16T17:17:00Z

    Cencosud’s second-quarter sales jumped 21% to CLP1.8trn (£2.3bn). Chief executive Daniel Rodriguez recently said sales could top $14bn (£8.6bn) this year. During the period of global economic recovery in 2010, Cencosud invested $800m (£490m) in organic growth in the region and bought the Bretas supermarket chain in Brazil for an ...

  • News

    Department store operator Falabella reports net profit increase

    2011-08-10T13:06:00Z

    The country’s largest department store operator Falabella reported its second-quarter net profit up 13.7% to CLP108.7bn (£141.6m) on the back of robust domestic demand throughout South America. Falabella’s regional expansion plans paid off as stores in Chile, Colombia and Peru also boosted the retailer’s bottom line. Sales soared 13.3% year-on-year ...

  • News

    Cencosud sales up 16.1% to £7.3bn

    2011-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Cencosud has posted a 16.1% increase in net sales to CLP6.19 trillion (£7.3bn) for 2010, while operating profit reached CLP306.5bn (£364m), as domestic demand recovered from the global financial crisis. Cencosud’s Chilean operations account for 46% of annual revenue, while the remainder comes from its four other South American operations. ...

  • News

    Falabella to invest £2.3bn to open 215 new stores and 16 new shopping centres

    2011-01-20T14:07:00Z

    Department store and DIY retailer Falabella is accelerating its growth plans and now aims to invest $3.51bn (£2.3bn) between 2011 and 2015 to open 215 new stores and 16 new shopping centres. The retailer, which opened 27 new stores and three new shopping centres last year, previously expected to invest ...

  • News

    Falabella Q3 profit rockets 236.8%

    2010-11-25T10:45:00Z

    Falabella has reported net profit of CLP81.9bn (£102m) for its third quarter, 236.8% above the figure for the same period last year. Revenues for the period rose by 21.6% to CLP1.08trn (£1.3bn). The company opened five supermarkets during the period, one in Chile and four in Peru. In Peru Falabella ...

  • News

    Distribución y Servicio (D&S) to change its name to Walmart Chile

    2010-11-11T12:25:00Z

    Grocery retailer Distribución y Servicio (D S) is to change its legal name to Walmart Chile. The move will have to be ratified at the next company shareholder meeting, which will take place in late November. The decision will not affect the fascias that the retailer operates such as ...