Kress Stores of Puerto Rico, Inc., branded as Kress, is a Puerto Ricanchain of stores dedicated in particular to the sales of women's, juniors, and children's clothes. Kress has about 50 stores countrywide in Puerto Rico. Kress of Puerto Rico is a derivate of its former parent company S. H. Kress & Co., or Kress Stores, an Americanfive and dime chain that existed for eighty-five years.
After being founded in the 1950s in Puerto Rico, massive expansion took place during the 1970s. The 1980s saw the arrival of the Kress Kids line and other Kress trademarks. Kress was one of the stores that opened at Plaza las Americas before the shopping center expanded into the Caribbean's largest mall in 1980.
Kress of Puerto Rico was never affected by the economic problems that led to their parent company's demise in 1981.