Here's the full news release on H & M coming to Apache Mall:
GLOBAL FASHION RETAILER H&M EXPANDS IN MINNESOTA
H&M to Open New Location at Premier Shopping Destination, Apache Mall
H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way, is thrilled to announce a new location in Rochester, Minnesota. Measuring approximately 22,000 square feet, the new location at Apache Mall is set to open in the fall of 2016. H&M is especially excited to expand its reach in Minnesota, a quickly growing market for the retailer, and add to the eight locations currently open in the state.
The new H&M location will offer Rochester residents a one-stop shopping destination for quality clothing for the whole family, with collections for ladies and men, as well as separate “store within a store” sections for accessories. The Apache Mall location will also carry H&M’s children’s collection, for newborns up to fourteen years. The breadth and variety of H&M collections make it easier for any consumer to find fashionable products, no matter their personal style. With an emphasis on design, quality, and sustainability, H&M offers inspiring, high fashion at an unbeatable value.
H&M prides itself on its support of local economies by adding jobs with each new location. As a continuously expanding brand, H&M constantly searches for new talent to grow within the company. With the opening of the Apache Mall location, H&M is proud to add to the current, ever-expanding total of approximately 16,000 US employees. The brand continues to grow in both new and existing markets while remaining focused on quality, high profitability, and sustainability. In 2015, H&M was ranked number 21 on Interbrand’s list of 100 Best Global Brands and was selected by Great Place to Work as a top 25 Best Multinational Workplace. For available job opportunities, please visit career.hm.com.
Sustainability is an integral part of H&M. The brand is growing and making significant long-term investments for sustainable development. In 2013, H&M launched Garment Collecting, a clothing recycling project in store and was the first global fashion company to implement such a program. Since 2013, 53.6 million lbs. of garments have been collected globally. H&M was also selected in 2015 as a U.S. EPA Green Power Leadership Award winner. The company has committed to sourcing renewable energy wherever possible in order to reduce indirect emissions stemming from the company's purchased electricity use.
Since H&M opened the doors to its first U.S. store on New York’s Fifth Avenue fifteen years ago, the U.S. has been one of the retailer’s most successful markets. H&M is proud to offer U.S. consumers quality fashion at competitive prices at its four hundred and seventeen locations across the country, and looks forward to continued expansion at the best properties worldwide.