H&M announces raft of global store closures

H&M announces raft of global store closures



However, it will also open 95 new stores, so the net loss of shops overall will be 145.

The openings will happen in “growth markets” and with its results, it had also talked about moving into new markets. But the closures will “mainly be in established markets”.

While the end of Covid restrictions in most markets means the company’s store estate has been back up and running, it’s had to shutter 185 of its stores temporarily due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. 

Russia had been its sixth-largest market and represented 4% of its sales. The closures already crimped sales in Q1 and Q2 doesn’t look like being any better.

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