Zara's revamped flagship in Milan.


Inditex Swings to Profit as Fast Fashion Bounces Back

Online sales grew 74 percent over the first half.

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Fast Fashion Is Rebounding Faster Than Expected

H&M recorded a 16 percent decline in third quarter sales, but said it expects to post a profit in the third quarter.

clock September 15, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Zara's revamped flagship in Milan.


Inditex Sales Down 44% in Q1 as COVID-19 Hits

The Spanish fast-fashion retailer plans to further invest in online platforms and integrate stores into the digital system. 

clock June 10, 2020Mimosa Spencer

A shopper in Galeries Lafayette's Champs Elysées store


A Week After Reopening, French Retailers Paint Mixed Picture

Footfall was down, but conversion rates were up as shoppers released pent-up demand for kid’s clothes, homewares and sporting goods.

clock May 18, 2020Joelle Diderich

A garment factory in Cambodia.

Government and Trade

Global Fashion Industry Calls for Government Action to Support Sector

Sixty-six global industry organizations signed the appeal, which came the same day leading retailers, brands and unions agreed form a working group to help develop support for apparel manufacturers.

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Zara store


Inditex Ramps Up Logistic Hubs for Fashion ‘Demand Spike’

The retailer has three main logistic hubs in Spain, located in Madrid, Zaragoza and Arteixo, A Coruña, where it has its global headquarters.

clock April 13, 2020Ivan Castano

Résultats Kering


Kering to Provide 3 Million Masks to France

Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent will manufacture masks to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

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Zara's revamped flagship in Milan.


Inditex Flags 24.1% Sales Decline in March So Far

The Spanish retailer has temporarily shut over half its stores around the world.

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H&M Hennes Mauritz


H&M Strikes Franchise Deal With Hola Moda to Enter Central America

The Swedish fast-fashion retailer plans to open its first store in Panama by the end of the year.

clock January 17, 2020Mimosa Spencer


Fast Retailing Becomes Climate Action Signatory

The retailer retailer is trying to reduce the volume of greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain.

clock January 16, 2020Sharon Edelson

Beware of the Dog


Beware of the Dog Chain Bucks Mexican Retail Slump 

Fast-fashion retailer Cuidado con el Perro, or Beware of the Dog, owned by the Kalach textiles group, is forecast to register growth of 10 percent in 2019.

clock January 2, 2020Ivan Castano

Zara store in Westfield, Stratford City, East London.Shops at Westfield, Stratford, London - 10 Nov 2017


Inditex Q3 Profit Rises 14% With Low Inventory, New E-commerce Sites

Online services were added in South Africa, Colombia, the Philippines and Ukraine.

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Fabrice Houdart

Business Features

U.N. Human Rights Officer Emphasizes Power of Private Sector

Fabrice Houdart stressed how consumers, investors and employees can sway companies to further LGBTQ rights.

clock December 4, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Whipping up samples at Zara's HQ.

Human Resources

Inditex, Unions Strike Deal to Create a Global Labor Committee

The Zara owner signed an agreement with the global labor union federation IndustriALLl at ILO headquarters in Geneva.

clock November 13, 2019Mimosa Spencer

Zara's revamped flagship in Milan.


Inditex H1 Profit Rises 10% as Retailer Pursues Online Expansion

Zara expanded its online to Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia, Serbia and Israel over the first half.

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