A lone shopper sits outside a Primark clothing store. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Increasingly erratic weather is driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collec(...)

Shares in high-street retailer Next fell by as much as 5.6%. Photograph: Reuters

British retailer Next warned yesterday it will have to lower profit forecasts if unusually warm autumn weather continues and shoppers don’t buy winter(...)

Ikea’s store in Ballymun, Dublin. In response to a shift in shopping habits to smaller local stores and the Internet, Ikea opened its first city centre store earlier this year in Germany

Full-year sales at Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, gained pace as consumer spending and global demand for its sleek designs and flat-pac(...)

H&M plans to roll out in 8 to 10 online markets in 2015 after starting up sites in Spain, Italy and China this autumn

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, said sales in June had gotten off to a good start after reporting second-quarter pr(...)

H&M said sales rose 19 per cent in May, its fastest growth in six months. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The world’s two top fashion retailers, Zara owner Inditex and Hennes & Mauritz, reported strong sales growth today, benefiting from a recovery (...)

 Sam Rainsy (centre left), president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and his vice president Kem Sokha (centre right), visit injured workers at a hospital in Phnom Penh today. Photograph: EPA

Four people have reportedly been killed after Cambodian military police opened fire with assault rifles today against stone-throwing garment factory w(...)

 H&M gained as much as 5.4 per cent to 262.70 Swedish kronor in Stockholm trading. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Hennes & Mauritz, Europe’s second-biggest retailer, reported monthly sales that beat analysts’ estimates, sending its shares to a record high. Rev(...)

H&M sales are under pressure as consumer spending in Europe weakens. Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

Hennes & Mauritz reported a bigger than expected fall in underlying sales last month, the fifth straight month of year-on-year declines. (...)