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  • MONTERREY, March 18- Wal-Mart de Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, will expand more slowly this year, and instead focus on making sure new stores generate more money, Chief financial Officer Rafael Matute said on Wednesday. Walmex, which is controlled by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, opened 132 outlets last year, and expanded its total shop floor area by 3.9 percent,...

  • March 12- Dollar General Stores Inc said on Thursday it plans to accelerate new store rollouts in a bid to bolster its position among U.S. discount retailers after failing to upend a merger agreement between rivals Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Dollar General also authorized a $1 billion share repurchase plan, and said Chief Financial Officer David Tehle will...

  • March 9- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, said it would invest more than C $1.2 billion in its Canadian business in 2015.. The investment includes construction projects for dozens of new and existing stores, e-commerce expansion, and continued investment in supply chain and IT infrastructure, the company said on Monday. The investment is expected to...

  • March 9- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, said it would invest more than C $1.2 billion in its Canadian business in 2015.. The investment includes construction projects for dozens of new and existing stores, e-commerce expansion, and continued investment in supply chain and IT infrastructure, the company said on Monday. The investment is expected to...

  • Feb 19- Upscale department store operator Nordstrom Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as it spent more on technology upgrades and store expansion, and increased discounts at its Rack brand stores in the holiday shopping season. Nordstrom also forecast a bigger loss for its Canada business in 2015 as it continues its expansion with store...

  • TORONTO, Feb 17- Canadian proxy solicitation firm Kingsdale Shareholder Services will expand into the highly competitive U.S. market by opening a New York office next month and could bolster the move with acquisitions, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Toronto- based Kingsdale, majority-owned by MDC Partners Inc, is also looking to launch in the United...

  • *Prada opens 250 stores in past three years, plans 30-35 in 2015. Prada is learning that lesson the hard way. The trend in luxury goods is to drum up same store sales by curbing expansion and wowing customers with new products, yet Prada continues to pay over the odds to open swanky new shops and stock them with handbags little changed from previous bestsellers.

  • Wal-Mart says to invest C$340 mln in Canada Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    Feb 11- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would invest about C $340 million to boost its presence in Canada this fiscal year. Wal-Mart said it would spend about C $230 million of its planned investment on 29 supercentres, including the expansion of several stores to add full grocery departments. Wal-Mart' s current fiscal year ends on Jan. 31, 2016.

  • Jan 27- Electronic Arts Inc, publisher of the "FIFA" and "Madden NFL" video games, posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by growth in digital revenue and strong sales of its sports titles. "We anticipate freemium versions of EA's hit franchises could be very successful and believe EA's mobile growth could outpace the rapidly expanding...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Jan 16- Target Corp was scrambling for ways to fix its failing Canadian expansion and considering closing just the weakest locations, but a pre-holiday visit to several stores by CEO Brian Cornell helped seal the decision for a full retreat. Cornell spent the weekend before Christmas making solo visits to stores in Ontario and Quebec, Canada's...

  • Jan 15- Target Corp's exit from Canada means Chief Executive Brian Cornell will have to rely solely on the saturated U.S. market for growth, the success of which could hinge on a shift towards smaller and urban-based stores. Target announced plans on Thursday to close all of its 133 stores in Canada and put the local business in bankruptcy. "They could easily open in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- Shake Shack Inc's filing this week for an initial public offering underscores a question for investors and foodies alike: How hungry are U.S. consumers for another burger chain? A key part of Shake Shack's growth strategy involves expanding its locations beyond its New York base, and investors and analysts are bullish on its prospects.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- Amazon.com Inc is considering expanding its same-day delivery program globally, recent job listings show, underlining the importance of fast shipping to its ability to compete with the instant gratification offered by brick-and-mortar stores. It is not clear when Amazon hopes to meet its goals and how it would extend same-day delivery...

  • Dec 4- Canadian discount chain Dollarama Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong Halloween sales and higher spending at established stores. Dollarama, which has 928 stores as of Nov. 2, said it opened 11 new stores in the quarter and was on track to open 70 to 80 new stores in fiscal 2015 ending January. Dollarama earned 55 Canadian...