STOCKHOLM, Sweden —Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, believes there is no conflict between its mission to sell more budget clothes and a drive to improve the environment and working conditions at its suppliers.
Now a prosperous nation with an eye for quality and dressing bang on trend, Poles are craving more individuality and opulence in their wardrobes.
PARIS, France — Retailers in Europe are predicting their best Christmas since the financial crisis, though optimism is laced with caution in the face of rising e-commerce and early discounting in a fragile economic recovery.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Designer collaborations are helping Hennes & Mauritz rise above a reputation for cheap chic, but the world's second-biggest clothing retailer could do more to entrench that upmarket lift and defend its shrinking margins.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Hennes & Mauritz AB reported November sales that beat analysts’ estimates after favorable weather, calendar effects and a line designed by Isabel Marant boosted revenue at Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Three decades after it started doing business with suppliers in Bangladesh, Hennes & Mauritz AB is seeking greater control of production in a nation where it is among the largest purchasers of clothing.
MADRID, Spain — The world's largest fashion retailer, Inditex, shows no sign of stalling and investors are betting that its Zara "fast fashion" model has plenty of room to expand in emerging markets by appealing to the growing ranks of brand-conscious middle classes.
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Six months ago, when 1,127 Bangladeshi workers were killed in the collapse of a high-rise warren of garment factories, international outcry led to pledges by western retailers and the government to set up a large-scale inspection regime and a new wage system.
NEW YORK, United States — When it comes to women's clothing sizes, there's some funny math going on. The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960. Yet women's plus-size clothing, generally defined as size 14 and up, still makes up only about 9 percent of the $190 billion spent annually on clothes.
MADRID, Spain — Inditex SA, the Spanish owner of the Zara and Massimo Dutti chains, reported a 0.7 percent increase in first-half profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the retailer expanded by opening 95 stores in 40 markets.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Your grandfather called them his longjohns. At Hennes & Mauritz AB these days, they’re trousers. The Swedish retailer, which typically takes inspiration from the catwalk, today is introducing a new menswear line that pays homage to the company’s history. H&M dusted off material from Mauritz Widforss, one of its two predecessor companies, to create the “Mauritz Archive,” a collection that includes $39.95 long
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The world's second-biggest apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz on Thursday unexpectedly posted a small decrease in July like-for-like sales, the first monthly drop since March.