MADRID, Spain — The Spanish company that owns the Zara chain of clothing stores says co-founder Rosalia Mera has died. She was 69 and Spain's richest woman.
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.
ZURICH, Switzerland — A group of mainly European retailers has finalized a plan to conduct coordinated inspections of factories in Bangladesh in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,129 people in April.
BEIJING, China —Chinese landlords are forgoing rent and paying to outfit stores for mass-market fashion brands including Zara and H&M, a bid to blunt the impact of a boom in shopping-mall construction that threatens to push up vacancies.
BARCELONA, Spain — Shoppers in the 109 countries where Spanish fashion chain Mango has stores recognise its celebrity faces well, but few know much about the company behind the clothes modelled by Kate Moss, Gerard Pique and Scarlett Johansson.