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  • Uniqlo, run by Japanese billionaire Tadashi Yanai, is directly challenging rivals such as Spain's Inditex SA , Sweden's Hennes & Mauritz AB and U.S.-based Gap Inc with stores a stone's throw away from theirs on Manhattan's major shopping strips.

    Uniqlo starts U.S. expansion, eyes 200 stores

  • Uniqlo, run by Japanese billionaire Tadashi Yanai, is directly challenging rivals such as Spain's Inditex SA , Sweden's Hennes & Mauritz AB and U.S.-based Gap Inc with stores a stone's throw away from theirs on Manhattan's major shopping strips.

    Uniqlo starts U.S. expansion, eyes 200 stores

  • STOCKHOLM— Hennes & Mauritz AB said Wednesday that soaring input costs, rising inflation and cautious consumers continued to weigh heavily on its profit margins in the second quarter, but it remained reluctant to pass on costs to its customers, preferring to keep prices low to capture market share.

    H&M Feels Squeeze on Margins

  • STOCKHOLM—Hennes & Mauritz AB announced an Autumn collaboration with Versace, which the cheap chic retailer hopes will boost its profile on the investor catwalk.

    H&M Plans Versace Line

  • Hennes & Mauritz fell 2.3% after the Swedish retailer said second-quarter net profit slipped 18% owing to a stronger Swedish krona and higher sourcing costs.

    Europe's Markets Fall

  • Nike—often seen as a fashion brand in China—also faces increased competition from traditional apparel companies, such as Gap Inc. and Swedish brand Hennes & Mauritz AB.

    In China, Nike Sets Out to Alter Sports Mindset

  • Swedish-retailer Hennes & Mauritz dropped 2.5% after same-store sales in May fell far short of expectations.

    Greek Worries Hit European Stocks

  • MADRID—Spanish retail giant Inditex SA on Wednesday posted an 11% rise in first-quarter sales, beating the figures of Swedish rival Hennes & Mauritz , through focusing on international expansion at a time when the European fashion market is struggling from weak consumer confidence and soaring input costs.

    Inditex Defies European Gloom

  • STOCKHOLM— Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday that its third-quarter net profit fell 15%, less than feared as the fashion company weathered the difficult European retail environment despite a hit from the strong Swedish krona.

    H&M Skirts Some Retail Worries

  • Wednesday's raft of warnings from Swedish fast-fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB, Dutch consumer electronics giant Royal Philips Electronics NV and U.K. electrical-goods chain Comet, owned by Kesa Electricals PLC, adds to an already depressed picture for consumer spending in most of Western Europe.

    Small Margin of Error for Europe's Retailers

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