Clothing: New Investment in Panama Announced

The Swedish chain of stores Hennes and Mauritz announced that among its expansion plans is the opening of a sales point in Panama, which would be the first in Central America.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

According to an official statement that was released in mid-January, the plan of the company Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) is that its first store in the region will be open to the public by the end of the year.

You may be interested in "Shoes: Top Players in Panama" reports that "... The Swedish firm has signed a franchise agreement in Central America with Hola Moda, a company founded by the Phoenix and Dorben groups that operates international fashion brands in 15 countries in that region."

Mehdi Beneddine, president of Hola Moda, said that "... We are honored and excited about the opportunity to bring H&M to Central America, providing the communities we serve with unparalleled fashion and quality at the best price."

In Latin America, H&M has a presence in countries such as Chile, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.

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