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      May 18, 2016

      Urban Outfitters bucks retail pain, shares jump

      Smells like teen spirit. Urban Outfitters, the retailer behind brands like Anthropologie, Free People and its eponymous...

    2. May 13, 2016

      US retail: in a box

      Successful retailing has two pillars. The aesthetics must to be right, and the supply chain must run smooth. America’s...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Ralph Lauren shares rise on profit beat

      The sales slide at Ralph Lauren continued apace during the first three months of this year. However, better than...

    2. May 10, 2016

      Gap shares fall after profit warning

      Gap shares fell to their lowest level in more than four years on Tuesday, a day after the US clothes retailer reported...

    3. April 6, 2016

      H&M profits hit by bad weather and currency shifts

      Hennes & Mauritz reported a first-quarter profit that narrowly beat analysts’ expectations, despite suffering a drop in...

    4. April 1, 2016

      Hijabs and high heels

      An Audrey Hepburn devotee with a soft spot for silk scarves and elegant dresses, Hülya Aslan could well be a...

    5. March 1, 2016

      The Great Land Rush: Myanmar – The dispossessed

      Hla Ohn May still weeps when she takes the road past the twisted white piping of the gas terminal near the western...

    6. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      US retailers' fourth quarter — the scorecard so far

      Apparel retailers are not back in vogue just yet. The pain for US department stores and clothing retailers continued in...

    7. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      H&M January sales grow 7%

      Hennes & Mauritz, the Swedish retailer, might have taken umbrage with the weather for hurting sales recently, but...

    8. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Chinese markets re-open

      Back-to-school day for Chinese markets. Investors were awaiting the re-opening of Chinese bourses (after a week off...

    9. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Gap shares pop on upbeat full-year profit view

      Gap shares popped in extended trading after the retailer behind Old Navy, Banana Republic and its eponymous brand,...

    10. February 4, 2016

      Ralph Lauren slumps on dollar headwind

      Ralph Lauren, best known for its preppy, Ivy League style of clothing, slumped on Thursday after it lowered its sales...

    11. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Ralph Lauren shares slide 12% as dollar hurts

      Stefan Larsson’s magic touch has yet to rub off on Ralph Lauren. Shares in the company best known for its preppy wear...

    12. January 28, 2016

      H&M profits disappoint due to markdowns and currency

      H&M Hennes & Mauritz blamed price markdowns and a stronger dollar for a bigger than expected fall in quarterly profits....

    13. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      H&M shares off trend as Q4 profits disappoint

      Shares in Hennes & Mauritz are being put back on the clothes rail this morning after the Swedish retailer reported...

    14. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Dollar takes unfashionable toll on H&M profits

      A strong dollar has led to lower than expected fourth quarter profits at Hennes & Mauritz, the Swedish retailer popular...

    15. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: taxing times

      The debate on corporate tax law is erupting again. Google and Apple are fighting back in the row over the big tech...

    16. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Xmas shoppers help H&M sales rise 10% in December

      Hennes & Mauritz, the Swedish retailer popular with fashion but cost-conscious shoppers, had a better December as sales...

    17. January 8, 2016

      Gap retreats amid Old Navy disappointment

      Investors soured on shares in Gap after the US retailer reported December same-store sales that missed estimates,...

    18. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Gap slides 12% on Old Navy disappointment

      Gap was the worst performing stock on the S&P 500 after a disappointing showing from Old Navy, the retailer’s largest...

    19. January 7, 2016

      JC Penney bests Macy’s in holiday sales growth

      The key US holiday shopping period has played out very differently for JC Penney and Macy’s, two of the best-known US...

    20. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Warm weather puts a chill into H&M's sales growth

      Warmer than expected weather in North America and in many parts of Europe this year means fashion-conscious shoppers...

    21. MBA blog

      November 24, 2015

      The Oxford Quality of Life Index: High

      This life is pleasure. I feel like I’m a bon vivant to the max. To hop from speaker to speaker, to debate, to drink, to...

    22. October 21, 2015

      Gucci sets out on quest for better times

      A freak rainstorm threatened to drench movie star guests including Salma Hayek and Dakota Johnson at the Gucci...

    23. October 7, 2015

      American Apparel’s resistance to fast fashion is futile

      If any country in the world should have achieved a revolution in clothes retailing, it is the US — the great laboratory...

    24. October 1, 2015

      Unions censure western brands over Bangladesh factory safety delays

      Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz and other western brands have been accused of failing to fulfil commitments...

    25. September 24, 2015

      H&M profit hit by strong dollar in flat third quarter

      The rising cost of clothes due to the stronger dollar pushed a crucial gauge of profitability at Hennes & Mauritz to an...

    26. September 16, 2015

      Fast fashionista Inditex earnings accelerate 26% to €1.16bn

      Spanish fast fashion retailer Inditex posted a 26 per cent jump in net earnings to €1.16bn in the first six months of...

    27. August 17, 2015

      H&M: loose threads

      New York is a centre for fashion retail. Yet Hennes & Mauritz, the Swedish fashion retailer, may have opened its...

    28. July 23, 2015

      Do not fight free trade — it makes countries richer

      In the middle of the 19th century Johan Gripenstedt realised something that his countrymen, like other Europeans, are...

    29. June 25, 2015

      H&M hit by strong dollar as profits miss forecasts

      H&M posted a weaker than expected profit for the second quarter as Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer continues...

    30. June 21, 2015

      Corporate diary: June 22 — June 26

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    31. June 17, 2015

      Gap: not so fast

      Maybe Glenn Murphy saw what was coming. Last October, Gap’s chief executive retired unexpectedly. The clothes retailer...

    32. June 10, 2015

      Inditex: retail therapy

      Time for yet another wardrobe makeover? Fashionistas respond quickly to new influences — from which celebrities rock to...

    33. May 29, 2015

      Impending US launch of Primark arm keeps AB Foods ahead

      A sell-off in the closing minutes of trade sent the FTSE 100 sharply lower on Friday but AB Foods avoided the drop....

    34. May 28, 2015

      Abercrombie & Fitch shares jump on hopes of turnround

      Hopes that Abercrombie & Fitch could be turning a corner after one of its toughest years helped shares in the US...

    35. May 6, 2015

      Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda

      Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest...

    36. April 22, 2015

      Bangladesh garment workers face intimidation and abuse

      A day before Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza collapsed — killing more than 1,100 garment workers making clothes for western...

    37. March 24, 2015

      H&M beats forecasts but warns of impact of strong dollar

      Hennes & Mauritz warned that the strong dollar would weigh on its profitability later this year by pushing up...

    38. March 22, 2015

      Companies diary: March 23 — March 27

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

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