Fashion giant H&M is failing to fulfill a pledge to ensure garment workers who supply its high-street stores are paid a fair “living wage”, forcing many employees to work excessive hours in order to survive, says group.
At a spruced-up pilot store in H&M's home town of Stockholm, the chain founded in 1947 is testing new concepts that mark a break with its past, and partly echo some tactics already deployed by rivals to attract shoppers.
On the eve of its semi-annual results, the company celebrated the reopening of its Milanese flagship. FashionNetwork.com analyses the event that reveals the intricacies within the omnichannel retail giant.
CEO of Inditex Pablo Isla announced the Spanish apparel giant's major objectives for 2020 in Milan on Tuesday, highlighting sustainability, RFID development and the global expansion of the company's online services.