H&M’s Weekday now available on the Zalando Fashion Store

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando aims to offer the best fashion assortment to its customers across Europe because it is a key element to drive customer satisfaction and business. By partnering up with Weekday, Zalando is taking the next step towards its vision to make fashion items available, anytime and anywhere, and become the one-stop fashion destination in Europe. Weekday is part of the H&M group.

This new partnerships follows the latest collaboration with vertical fashion player Inditex. In February, Zalando started to sell Inditex brand Oysho in the Partner Program.“We are very happy to continue our digital expansion with our new partnership with Zalando and we believe we will be a great compliment to their assortment. With this partnership, we look forward to extending our online reach and we are very excited to see how Zalando customers will receive our collections”, comments a representative from Weekday.

Nike joined the Zalando Partner Program
Through the Partner Program, Nike sells its own e-commerce stock to Zalando customers without any intermediary. Nike integrates its articles to the Zalando catalogue that customers can conveniently shop in the Zalando Fashion Store, and ships the orders directly to customers, under Zalando delivery standards. The Partner Program counts more than 170 partner brands by now, among them Bestseller, adidas, Mango, Hallhuber and Superdry.

Local stock integration of four Tommy Hilfiger stores in Berlin
As part of its #IntegratedCommerce approach, Zalando is connecting local stationary stocks of four Tommy Hilfiger stores in Berlin to the Zalando platform. The assortment is digitized and offered online to Zalandos’ customers. This connection will enable Tommy Hilfiger and Zalando to serve customers with advanced convenience services, like same-day delivery directly from the store. Zalando launched the first #IntegratedCommerce pilot in June 2016, by connecting the adidas local performance store in Berlin to its platform.

“Our assortment is a key element of our business and one of the main reasons why consumers perceive Zalando as a top fashion destination. We believe they expect the same choice and availability of Fashion products as they experience with other products on other platforms like Spotify or Netflix. The initiatives that we have announced at Playday, are exemplary for how offline and online commerce will merge closer together in the future”, comments Delphine Mousseau, VP Markets at Zalando.

Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with four centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe, supported by warehouses in Northern Italy and France with a focus on local customer needs. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 200 million visits per month. In the first quarter of 2017, more than 68 percent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in 20.4 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

Matteo Bovio
Corporate Communications
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Source: Zalando

H&M’s nomination committee proposes Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger be elected as new members of the board of directors

Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M’s nomination committee has now completed its work on proposals to the annual general meeting on 3 May 2016. The nomination committee proposes that Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger be elected as new members of the board of directors and that the following present directors be re-elected: Anders Dahlvig, Lena Patriksson Keller, Stefan Persson, Melker Schörling, Christian Sievert and Niklas Zennström. Lottie Knutson and Sussi Kvart are not available for re-election. The committee proposes that Stefan Persson be re-elected as chairman of the board.

“I am very pleased that Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger have agreed to be proposed as new members of H&M’s board. From her various leading positions in companies such as Google and IKEA, Stina Honkamaa Bergfors has gathered solid and valuable experience within media, digitalisation and entrepreneurship. As a lawyer, in addition specialising in sustainability and risk management Erica Wiking Häger has also distinguished herself as a much appreciated advisor to companies with big international operations in areas such as e-commerce, digital services and data privacy. We are convinced that Stina and Erica, with their skills and experience, will make valuable contributions to H&M’s future board work,” says Stefan Persson, chairman of H&M’s nomination committee and of H&M’s board of directors.

Stina Honkamaa Bergfors, born in 1972, is CEO and co-founder of the digital media company United Screens and former country director for Google in Sweden. Today she is also a member of Ikea’s global board of directors and a member of the board of Eniro. Stina holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics and has an honorary doctorate from Luleå University of Technology. Stina has been honoured several times for her leadership and strategic thinking within the media industry. Stina is a member of the Swedish Fashion Council’s advisory board, the Swedish Media Commission’s group of experts and is also involved in the Prince Daniel Fellowship at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Her shareholding in H&M amounts to 1,000 shares and related parties’ holdings amount to 3,000 shares.

Erica Wiking Häger, born in 1970, has more than 15 years’ experience of qualified business law work in an international context in areas such as commercial contracts, international expansion and data privacy. Erica has been a partner at the law firm Mannheimer Swartling since 2009. She is the firm’s chair of the Corporate Sustainability & Risk Management practice group and leads a team of lawyers which offers advice on matters associated with human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption. Erica holds an LL.M. from Uppsala University and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School with complementary studies at University of Oklahoma in the US and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in Germany. Today Erica is a member of the board of the law firm Mannheimer Swartling and of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Erica is a member of the Swedish Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Her shareholding in H&M amounts to 0 shares.

The nomination committee comprises Stefan Persson, Lottie Tham, Liselott Ledin from Alecta, Jan Andersson from Swedbank Robur Fonder and Anders Oscarsson from AMF Pension. The members of the nomination committee are backed by shareholders who together represent 75 percent of the total votes in the company. The nomination committee’s full proposals will be presented in the notice of H&M’s annual general meeting placed in Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Nyheter and Post- och Inrikes Tidningar.

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