H&M Foundation has unveiled five winners of its latest Global Change Award. They include a laundry solution that prolongs garments' life and AI helping smallholder cotton farmers to increase yield and income.
Next has opened its first department store-style location with an upsized opening in the Atria centre in Watford. The new store brings together its clothing and homewares offers, plus beauty and Victoria’s Secret.
Premium sportswear specialist Castore has opened a store at Metrocentre Gateshead, adding the second Newcastle United FC store to its city portfolio.The 2,500 sq ft store is located in the upper Red Mall.
It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s opening in Manchester on 14 April. That’s H&M’s “world-first” 2,713 sq m (29,200 sq ft) store revamp at the city’s Trafford Centre, boasting "exciting new elements, concepts and services”.
H&M’s Q1 results weren’t too bad given the challenges it has had in recent periods, but the firm is still looking hard at its operations and has announced that it will close 240 stores globally in the year ahead.
It’s been a positive week for retailers promoting the healthy outdoors as spring officially arrives. In the UK, H&M Man has launched ‘Explore Your Nature’ sportswear campaign, fronted by Roman Kemp and Hussain Manawer.