According to a report in Reuters, retail and fashion giant Mango will open its first megastore in Cuba before the end of the year.
The new Cuban store will be in Manzana de Gomez, a shopping center located in Havana’s historical district. Mango currently operates a smaller franchise in the city, which opened 20 years ago.
Punto Fa, S.L., trading as MANGO, is a clothing design and manufacturing company, founded in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) by brothers Isak Andic and Nahman Andic.
According to the company, “The MANGO, HE y MANGO TOUCH stores project the spirit of our people and our customers: a dynamic atmosphere, the result of the harmonisation of space.”
MANGO opened its 99th store in 1992. From this point on, the company’s international expansion got underway with the opening of two stores in Portugal and in France afterwards. In 1997, the total turnover generated abroad exceeded the domestic turnover for the first time, and in 2001 it reached 68% of the total turnover. We presently have approximately 2060 MANGO/MNG stores in a total of 104 countries. Our goal is to be present in every city in the world.
On the web, Mango’s first website was created in 1995. And in year 2000, it opened its first online store. HE by Mango is a men’s line created in 2008 – and renamed Mango Man in 2014. Football legend Zinedine Zidane became the new face of the Mango Man campaign.
Mango has over 8,600 employees, 1,850 of whom work at the Spanish Hangar Design Centre and at its Headquarters in Barcelona.
From Fall 2011, Kate Moss was Mango’s muse. She first appeared in a video featuring Terry Richardson who shot the campaign and also directed the TV commercial. Moss was replaced by Australian model Miranda Kerr.
In April 2011, Letizia, Princess of Asturias, visited the company’s headquarters wearing a Mango outfit.
At the end of 2014, the company posted annual sales of $2.1 billion (2.017 billion euros).