Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is a Swedish clothing retailer, with outlets in 43 countries. It is ranked the second largest global clothing retailer, just behind Spain’s Inditex, the parent of ZARA, according to Wikipedia.
When Gap began an online campaign before it launched its Old Navy label in China, the iconic US clothing retailer asked its potential Chinese customers: have you heard of Old Navy?
Only a few had.Monday, 3 March, 2014, 3:22pm
Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support columns too weak to hold them, according to a survey of scores of factories by an engineering university that was shown to The Associated Press.14 Jun 2013 - 3:04pm
Counting on the adage that sales of affordable luxuries like lipstick and scarves climb in tough times, Hennes & Mauritz is rolling out a new chain called & Other Stories that focuses on upscale accessories.9 Apr 2013 - 4:24am
China's economy is "growing rapidly", Persson said, though he declined to give a time frame for when the country will be the Swedish company's top market. Persson also said H&M would consider opening outlets in India, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina, as European demand struggles to recover.
1 Feb 2013 - 5:22am
Fashion retailer H&M wants to get into your head. Conscious, the side label established by the Swedish clothing giant in 2011 with sustainability in mind, has launched a garment-collecting initiative aimed at redistributing recycled and eco-friendly material.2 Feb 2013 - 9:28pm
The much-hyped collaborative collection by avant-garde Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela and H&M hits the store today.
Over the weekend, 50 models staged a promotional "silent parade", in keeping with MMM's less-is-more philosophy.15 Nov 2012 - 4:05am
Curfew in Rakhine after renewed clashes
YANGON - Myanmar has imposed a night-time curfew in at least two towns in the state of Rakhine after renewed deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas in the area. Official media said yesterday two people had been killed and eight injured in the violence since Sunday, while 1,039 homes had been burned down. Reuters
25 Oct 2012 - 3:49am
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Europe's second-biggest clothing retailer, reported third-quarter profit that missed estimates and delayed the start of online operations in the United States, as it falls further behind Zara owner Inditex.28 Sep 2012 - 3:51am
If Swedish retail giant H&M has soared high in the past few years, it's not solely on the back of the massive global expansion that has made it the second-largest fashion retailer on the planet (behind Zara's parent company, Inditex).22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
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Being a store manager at one of Hong Kong's most high-profile clothing retailers is no easy feat for Ruby Lau Pui-chu, but she gets the work done thanks in part to the people working around her.12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
With carbon footprints and reuseable grocery bags becoming all the rage in the fashion world, the time seems right for high-street chain H&M to expand its organic collection. Originally comprising a few separates, the range has been extended for the new season, to include everything from underwear to outerwear for men, women, teenagers and children.19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Continued substantial growth is the term that best characterises H&M's global strategy. The establishment of its stores in Hong Kong and Shanghai represents the clothing group's first step into the populous Asian markets.21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
How did it start?
Erling Persson founded H&M in Vasteras, Sweden, in 1947. A salesman, Persson wanted to develop a retail idea he'd come across during a trip to the US, focusing on high turnover and low prices. H&M was originally named Hennes (Swedish for 'hers') because the store only carried women's clothing (right).14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am