Zara Thrives by Breaking All the Rules

A Zara store in Manhattan: Controlling the supply chain is key

Many U.S. apparel retailers are choking on slow-moving inventories as consumers hold back on spending. But Spain's Inditex, whose Zara chain pioneered cheap chic, is zipping ahead. The $13.8 billion company, which is closing in on Gap for the title of world's biggest clothing retailer, has nearly quadrupled sales, profits, and locations since 2000....
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Real Madrid Needs a New Goal

Real Madrid Needs a New Goal Via cash and glamour, Florentino Pérez made his soccer club a sensation. Now on a losing streak, can it get income kicking again? Over the past two decades, Florentino Pérez has succeeded at transforming ailing Catalan building company ACS into the undisputed leader of Spain’s booming construction industry....
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