Inditex staff in Spain say they are being forced out as the owner of fast-fashion brand Zara rolls out its plan to shut up to 1,200 stores worldwide, despite a company agreement with Spanish unions to project jobs.
The revenue of top fashion multinationals plummeted by 21.8% in the first nine months of 2020 because of the pandemic, according to a study published on Wednesday by Italian investment bank Mediobanca.
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has hit a milestone in its global ambitions with its value as defined by its share price reaching ¥10.87trn (€85bn) this week, more than any other company in the global clothing sector.
After 32 years, Antonio Abril is leaving the Spanish textile giant to focus on academia, replaced by Oscar García Maceiras, a state attorney from A Coruña and deputy secretary of the board at Banco Santander.
H&M's sales were running only 3% down this autumn until the latest wave of lockdowns forced its stores to close again. But its figures for Q4 and the full year show it's managing fairly well in a tough year.