H&M Logo – H&M is a chain Swedish store clothing, accessories and cosmetics to stores in Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. There are a total of 2300 spread its own stores in 44 countries and employs approximately 76,000 people. It also sells clothing by catalog and Internet in certain countries. H&M is the second largest textile group in Europe in sales. In 1998, H & M was able to buy the Internet domain HM.com. Apart from Calvin Klein CK.com, H&M is the only company in the fashion that some of the “Internet VB.com Hall of Fame” with an Internet address with only 2 letters.
H&M was founded in 1947 in Västerås (Sweden), where Erling Persson, founder, interested in selling fashion at low prices, opened a small clothing store woman he called Hennes (Swedish “for her”). A few years later built a small store called Mauritz Widforss items for men, born and Hennes & Mauritz, which later became known by the initials H&M.
During the decades of the 60, the 70 and 80 were opened the first H&M stores in Denmark, Norway, Germany and United Kingdom. In the nineties began a strong period of expansion, opening its first stores in France and growing in their former markets. In 2000 H&M made its market entry into Spanish and American. In 2006 opened stores in Dubai and Kuwait, and in 2007 the company entered the Asian market by establishing outlets in Shanghai and Hong Kong, followed by Tokyo (Japan) in 2008. The first store in the Russian market opened in 2009 in Moscow. In 2010, H&M opened its first stores in South Korea, Israel and Turkey.