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Pomelo appoints Anders Heikenfeldt as chief retail officer

Asian digital-fashion brand Pomelo has appointed Anders Heikenfeldt as Chief Retail Officer to lead the firm’s retail expansion plans across Southeast Asia.

H&M launches Monki in the Philippines

H&M Group is to launch Monki in the Philippines, the second Southeast Asian market for the Swedish fashion group’s diffusion brand. The first store for Monki in the Philippines will open later this year at SM Megamall in Manila and will be followed by a second at SM Mall of Asia. “Monki’s mission is to empower young women everywhere and help them feel good about themselves,…

H&M unveils Chinese New Year collection

A new H&M Chinese New Year collection has been launched, celebrating the Year of the Rat, and featuring more than 100 items.

Fashion shoppers seeking brands which reflect their values

Fashion shoppers will choose their preferred brands in the year ahead based on the beliefs and values they seek, not past loyalties. The Samsung Fashion Institute says consumers’ needs will be increasingly fragmented this year and brands are also expected to carry out sophisticated target strategies. The institute noted, in the same context, that the nature of the fashion industry …

H&M’s Cos China to launch clothing rentals with YCloset

H&M Group’s higher-end clothing brand Cos is to trial renting out its clothes in China through rental platform YCloset.

Red tape stunting H&M India growth

Bureaucracy is hampering the expansion plans of H&M India according to the Swedish fast-fashion company’s local management.

Alibaba’s Singles Day sales up 26 per cent on last year

Alibaba’s Singles Day retail promotion is over for another year – and predictably a new record was set.

H&M unveils small format store in Berlin, tests rentals

Fashion retailer H&M has opened a new ‘hyper-local flagship’ in Berlin’s creative Mitte Garden district.

Consumer attitudes towards sustainability in fashion are changing, says GlobalData

The increasing number of clothing-swap and take-back schemes being implemented by retailers could signify that a change in consumer attitudes about sustainability in fashion is finally occurring.

Debut Uniqlo Vietnam store close to opening

The new Uniqlo Vietnam store will comprise three floors of what is now the Parkson Saigon Tourist Plaza, opposite the Vincom Mall in Ho Chi Minh City.

Fashion brands must embrace sustainable packaging, says GlobalData

Brands and retailers need to take a look at the wider supply chain and move beyond the goods to embrace sustainable packaging, warns GlobalData.

H&M profit soars 25 per cent in latest quarter

H&M’s pre-tax profit rose 25 per cent in the latest quarter to US$506 million as the Swedish-headquartered global fast-fashion retailer trimmed its inventory and customers embraced its summer range.