H&M Group

H&M in London as the shops re-open.

Financial

H&M Flags Strong Recovery Despite H1 Profit Decline

“Our recovery is strong,” said Helena Helmersson, chief executive officer of H&M Group.

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H&M in London as the shops re-open.

Financial

H&M Sales Climb Above Pre-pandemic Levels

The fast-fashion retailer said sales rose 2 percent increase in the June 1 to 13 period compared to 2019.

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Environment

H&M Foundation Launches Sustainable ‘Billion Dollar’ Collection

Mackevision created a digital avatar for the H&M Foundation’s Billion Dollar collection.

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Business

Why Amazon, H&M, Zalando Are Backing a New Transparency Program

Amazon, H&M, Zalando back new Higg “sustainability profiles” to inform consumers. What they mean and where they’re lacking.

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Financial

H&M May Shed More Than 1,000 Jobs in Spain

The Swedish fast-fashion retailer cited omnichannel integration as the reason for around 1,100 possible job cuts.

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H&M store in Guangzhou, China.

Financial

H&M Emphasizes ‘Long Term Commitment’ to China

“China is a very important market to us and our long-term commitment to the country remains strong,” said the Swedish fast fashion retailer.

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A woman walks by an H&M store in Shanghai, China Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The Swedish fast-fashion brand has attracted boycott from its Chinese customers after indicating forced labor existing in Xinjiang.

Retail

H&M Removed From All Major Chinese Platforms Over Xinjiang Cotton Ban

PVH Corp., Fast Retailing, Nike, Gap and Inditex had also previously distanced themselves from Xinjiang cotton and could be targeted next.

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Social Impact

OVS Latest Signatory of Clean Clothes Campaign Supporting Myanmar Workers

The Clean Clothes campaign urges apparel brands and manufacturers to stand by pro-democracy protesting workers in the country.

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Financial

H&M Q1 Sales Down 21% as Trading Remains Choppy

Coronavirus outbreaks continue to weigh on business, reflecting difficult trading conditions for fast-fashion retailers.

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Social Impact

Myanmar Garment Workers at Center of Pro-Democracy Protests

The women call for solidarity from brands like H&M, Inditex (Zara owner), Bestseller — contributing to Myanmar’s $4.59 billion sector.

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Financial

H&M Flags Ongoing Trading Challenges, Q4 Beats Expectations

H&M sales in the Dec. 1 to Jan. 27 period were down 23 percent in local currencies compared with the same period last year.

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Human Resources

H&M Group Names Andreas Eriksson Communications Director

The executive replaces Kristina Stenvinkel, who will work for the Persson family company.

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Materials

H&M Group Starts Using Paper Packaging

“This is a small step on a long journey,” said H&M executive Hanna Lumikero.

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Black Friday (H&M) centre commercial Cap 3000, un des plus grands centres commerciaux de france avec 135000 m2 de surface shopping, Saint Laurent du Var FRANCE - 04/12/2020 (Sipa via AP Images)

Financial

Fast-Fashion Giants Sped Up in Recent Weeks, Then Fresh Lockdowns Hit

“In a somewhat more normalised environment, store sales have recovered strongly,” Inditex said.

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Financial

H&M Sees Q4 Sales Decline 10%

A recovery in activity at the start of the quarter was cut short by a second wave of lockdown measures.

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