Henri Bendel to open at Cherry Hill Mall this summer
Cherry Hill, N.J. — Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust said that Henri Bendel will join Nordstrom, True Religion, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, and Guess by Marciano at Cherry Hill Mall this summer.
The retailer will debut in a 2,300-sq.-ft. location by the Grand Court.
In 2012, Cherry Hill Mall has welcomed The Art of Shaving, and additional notable stores will be announced shortly, including a full-service beauty salon and upscale home furnishing retailer, according to PREIT.
SRS Real Estate announces new hire
Dallas — SRS Real Estate Partners said that Glori Rodriguez has been named a senior marketing coordinator in the South Florida office.
Rodriguez will be responsible for executing the national and local marketing strategies for the South Florida office including broker transaction support, identity building, and lead generation initiatives.
Prior to SRS, she was a business development coordinator at Bureau Veritas N.A.
Gap enters Central America
San Francisco — Gap Inc. is expanding its footprint in Latin America. Leveraging its franchise model, the company has opened its first stores in Panamá and plans to introduce its brands to three additional Latin American countries: Colombia, Uruguay, and Peru.
As part of its existing agreement with Superior Retail Inc., Gap has opened two stores – a Gap and Banana Republic – side by side, in the Albrook Mall in Panamá City – the largest mall in Panamá. The company expects to open three additional stores in Panamá in 2012 – two Gap and one Banana Republic – as part of its agreement with Superior Retail Inc.
In other related developments:
- Also via its agreement with Superior, Gap expects to open its first stores in Colombia in Bogota, and Medellin, later this year.
- Through an existing agreement with Komax, Gap Inc. plans to expand its presence in Chile in 2012, opening its first Banana Republic store this summer and two additional Gap stores later this year.
- Gap Inc. has signed a new agreement with a subsidiary of Neutral to bring Gap to Uruguay in 2012.
- The company has also signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Komax to bring Gap to Peru in 2013.
“Latin America hosts some of the fastest-growing retail markets in the world with extremely high brand recognition for both Gap and Banana Republic,” said Stefan Laban, managing director of strategic alliances for Gap Inc. “This, combined with the tremendous response to the launch of Gap in Chile, makes us confident there is significant opportunity for our brands in Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay, as well as other countries in the region.”