Grupo Famsa

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Grupo Famsa S.A.B. de C.V.
Industry Retail
Founded 1970; 47 years ago (1970)
Headquarters Monterrey, Mexico
Key people
Humberto Garza González, (Chairman)
Humberto Garza Valdéz, (CEO)
Products Financial Services
Revenue Increase US$ 1.1 Billion (2009)
Decrease US$ 7.8 Million (2009)
Number of employees
Famsa location #38 Bellaire, in the Gulfton area in Houston

Grupo Famsa is a retail company engaged in the purchase and sale of household appliances, electronic products, furniture, clothing and other consumer products in Mexico and United States. Today the company has 421 stores in 78 Mexican cities and 37 cities in the United States.[citation needed] The company has its headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico.[1]

It also manufactures furniture and provides banking and credit services, including personal car financing through its Banco Ahorro Famsa. The bank has 277 banking branches within its stores in Mexico.[citation needed] In Famsa locations in the United States, customers can order deliveries of goods to locations in the United States and Mexico.[2]

In addition, Famsa is in the footwear catalog business. The company serves wholesale and retail customers through retail branches and wholesale warehouses. The company was founded in 1970 in Monterrey.[citation needed]


Don Humberto Garza opened the Fabricantes Muebleros, his first store. The store became Famsa, which spread throughout Mexico beginning in 1975. Famsa opened its first United States location in Los Angeles in late 2000. Famsa intended to target the growing Hispanic American population. In 2005 the company made $1 billion United States dollars in sales; its United States sales made up 11.9 percent of its figure. In 2006 Famsa had 25 U.S. stores; during that year the company planned to open 25 additional United States locations by 2010. In early 2006 Famsa opened operations in Guatemala and planned to begin deliveries to El Salvador.[2]

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  1. ^ "Contact." Grupo Famsa. Retrieved on January 2, 2011. "Corporate Offices: Ave. Pino Suárez No. 1202 nte. Zona Centro C.P. 64000 Monterrey, N.L., México"
  2. ^ a b Moreno, Jenalia. "Shopping / Retailer pushes north / Famsa chain from Mexico finds growth in the U.S." Houston Chronicle. Sunday August 20, 2006. Business 1. Retrieved on March 4, 2010.

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