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Notes on the Mexican retail sector

You gettin' some?
You gettin' some?

Mexico’s retail sector, a key bellwether for the health of the domestic economy, took a severe beating in 2009.  In the space of a few months, economic activity was affected by the international recession, the influenza outbreak, drug violence and drought.  Fortunately, varying degrees of recovery in the United States spurred some rather healthy signs of economic revival in Mexico as well.  General merchandise and specialty store chains such as Wal-Mart, Soriana and Coppel reactivated expansion plans in 2010, and through July of this year, overall retail sales were up 9.2% over the same period for 2009, according to the ANTAD retailers association. Continue reading Notes on the Mexican retail sector