H&M SALES UP IN NOVEMBER

SWEDISH fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said yesterday that sales at its established stores rose eight per cent in November from a year earlier. The retailer said total sales, which include newly opened stores, were up 17 per cent in the month. November is the final month of the company’s financial year and it said full-year total sales were up 15 per cent with like-for-like sales up five per cent.