H&M named Best International Retailer

H&M NAMED BEST INTERNATIONAL RETAILER America's National Retail Federation, the world's biggest retail trade organisation, has named H&M as its International Award Winner. H&M's chairman Stefan Persson will receive the award at a ceremony in New York in mid-January. The award is given annually to a retailer who has achieved a reputation for excellence within both its home country and internationally. H&M's successful expansion in both Europe and the USA was cited as one of the reasons for the award. Previous award winners have included the French chain Carrefour, Germany's Otto Versand, Sears Canada and Britain?s Marks & Spencer, along with the Canadian company Bata Limited. Contact person: Kristina Stenvinkel, Communications Manager, H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Telephone: +46 8-796 39 08, +46 70-796 55 50 Pamela Rucker/Sarah Scheuer, National Retail Federation Telephone: +1 202 783 7971 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/08/21/20030821BIT00240/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/08/21/20030821BIT00240/wkr0002.pdf