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July 25, 2012

Dunkin' Donuts said it has forged an agreement with three of its existing Latin American partners to expand the brand further in the region.

Canton, Mass. -- Dunkin' Donuts said Wednesday it has forged an agreement with three of its existing Latin American partners to expand the brand further in the region.

The agreements call for 133 new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants to be developed over the next 10 years – 38 in Chile, 70 in Columbia and 25 in Peru.

Dunkin' currently has more than 300 restaurants across Latin America, including more than 200 locations in Chile, Colombia, and Peru, as well as locations in Ecuador, Honduras, and Panama.

June 9, 2011

Brazil jumped to first place in A.T. Kearney’s annual ranking of the top developing economies for global retail expansion, followed by Uruguay and Chile respectively.

New York City -- Brazil jumped to first place in A.T. Kearney’s annual ranking of the top developing economies for global retail expansion, followed by Uruguay and Chile respectively.

The 10th annual Global Retail Development Index reflects the dramatic changes that have taken place in global markets, and the varying impacts they have had on different emerging economies. Notably, countries in South America, which fared well during the recession, posted an impressive 6% growth in 2010.

May 13, 2011

Gap plans to open stores in Serbia and Ukraine later this year as its continues to expand its international operations.

San Francisco -- Gap plans to open stores in Serbia and Ukraine later this year as its continues to expand its international operations.

The chain said Friday that it signed new deals with existing franchise partners that will put Gap stores in Belgrade and Kiev.

According to Stephen Sunnucks, the company's international president, the Ukraine is the fastest-growing retail market in Eastern Europe, while Serbia has many young customers who enjoy shopping.