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Wednesday, Apr 911:09 AM
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- Fast-forward companies have the scale to continue to put the pricing hammer to teen retailers (AEO, ARO, ANF, GPS, PSUN, ZUMZ, EXPR, BKE), according to analysts.
- Though the group has been shifting strategy to align closer to the new styles and pricing points that teenagers want, fast-fashion giants such as Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF), Fast Retailing (FRCOY), and Inditex (IDEXY) appear to be at least a step ahead.
- What to watch: Critical to the successful transition of any teen retailer toward a fast-fashion model will be the ability to retool supply chains and cut down manufacturing turnaround times. Gap might have the edge in this area..
Wednesday, Mar 197:55 AM
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- Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF) continues to grow its global store base aggressively to positive results.
- The fast-fashion giant added 374 stores last year to take its store count to close to 3.2K.
- Analysts think the retailer has an edge over other brick & mortar apparel sellers because consumers are more eager to shift through its low-cost variety of clothes.
- What to watch: H&M is looking to build out its brand in the U.S. as well. Channel checks indicates its online business is vibrant in the region.
Wednesday, Feb 129:12 AM
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- Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF) plans to open its first store in India sometime during the second half of the year.
- The global retailer received final approval from the Indian government in December to set up shop in the region.
- Forecasts for spending in the clothing market in India are sky-high, but political risks still abound.
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Wednesday, Dec 42013, 11:01 AM
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- Lululemon (LULU -1%) has another competitor in the yoga/athletic space as Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF) struts out some new lines, notes Hedgeye's Brian McGough.
- The retailer reportedly had decent store traffic during the Black Friday weekend with a low level of discounting and has been added to Janney Capital's 2014 Best Ideas List. Despite heavyweights such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and Gap encroaching into LULU's categories - many retail analysts see demand strong enough to sustain the group.
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Monday, Jul 292013, 1:37 PM
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- Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK) will launch an online store in the U.S. next month.
- The retailer will trail rival Zara into the online U.S. market by close to two years and could face difficulty making a splash with heavyweights like Urban Outfitters already well-entrenched with mobile and online consumers.
Wednesday, Jun 192013, 7:26 AM
Thursday, May 302013, 7:15 AMA number of retailers are setting up shop in Mexico to test the waters with stand-alone stores amid an alluring decline in tariffs in the nation. The aspirational aspect of young Mexican consumers bodes well for Gap (GPS), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK), and Forever 21 - but the influx of new retailers has cut into sales for the local arm of Wal-Mart (WMT). |Thursday, May 302013, 7:15 AM| 1 Comment
Wednesday, May 222013, 1:43 PMGoogle just released a new tool under Google Trends to rank the highest search terms per category. Though it's not quite actionable advice quite yet, a lot of scientific abstracts have been making a solid case that in some industries a correlation between Google searches and stock prices exists. The trick is separating negative searches from positive ones. The most searched fashion brands on Google: 1) Forever 21 2) American Eagle Outfitters (AEO +2.3%) 3) Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK) 4) Tiffany (TIF +0.2%) 5) Hollister (ANF +1.2%). |Wednesday, May 222013, 1:43 PM| 1 Comment
Friday, Apr 262013, 7:23 AM
Thursday, Mar 212013, 7:22 AMEurope retail watch: Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK, HNNMY.PK) saw sales increase 2% Y/Y to 28.4B kronar ($4.39B) during FQ1 while profit slumped 10% to 2.46B kronar ($380M). Execs warn that 2013 will be challenging as a severe bout of cold weather delays the start of spring collections in key markets. |Thursday, Mar 212013, 7:22 AM| Comment!
Monday, Mar 182013, 10:17 AMHennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK, HNNMY.PK) will increase its presence in the U.S. and launch an e-commerce channel, according to Women's Wear Daily. Analysts think the Swedish company's fresh brands could strike a chord with fashion-conscious women shoppers. Watching H&M: ANN, CWTR, CHS, WTSL, CACH, LTD, BODY, ASNA, NWY, CBK. |Monday, Mar 182013, 10:17 AM| Comment!
Monday, Dec 172012, 6:46 AMHennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK, HNNMY.PK) beat expectations for a sharp decline in comparable store sales in November as it recorded 32.5B Swedish kroner ($4.87B) during the period. It's a sign of life for the European retail sector which could bode well for select U.S. retailers selling on the continent. |Monday, Dec 172012, 6:46 AM| Comment!
Tuesday, Sep 182012, 10:38 AMRetailers start to increase the number of plus-size lines as higher demand in the market pushes it to the point that revenue might make up for the extra costs for designs and materials. Hot Topic (HOTT -2.7%) with its Torrid brand has positioned itself as one of the fashion leaders in the sub-sector with a more independent and bold approach led by CEO Lisa Harper, while Fifth & Pacific (FNP -0.5%) and Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK, HNNMY.PK) are also making a push. |Tuesday, Sep 182012, 10:38 AM| 3 Comments
Monday, Sep 172012, 1:31 PMA profit warning from Swedish clothing seller Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF.PK, HNNMY.PK) appears to have crossed the pond to taint select retail names in the U.S. Foreign exchange headaches and unseasonably warm weather contributed to a 4% decline in H&M's same-store sales after analysts had called for a gain, raising some questions on the sector only a week after Burberry's own warning rattled luxury names. Feeling the heat: NWY -2.7%, CBK -2.2%, BODY -1.6%, BONT -1.8%, SKS -2.5%. |Monday, Sep 172012, 1:31 PM| Comment!