H&M celebrates 10 years in Canada

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This week marks the 10th year that H&M has been open in Canada. The company will be hosting various promotions and events as part of its celebrations, and it will reveal further details of these promotions in the coming weeks. 

Canada’s first H&M store opened on March 11th, 2004 at Toronto’s Fairview Mall. The 12,000 square foot store was met with much fanfare and a week later, its second Canadian location opened at The Promenade in Thornhill, just north of Toronto. Canada’s largest H&M location (at 33,000 square feet) opened in the fall of 2004 at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Since then, the company has opened a total of 66 Canadian store locations, with more to come in the future. 

As the company continues to grow, H&M plans to open more Canadian stores. One of its most anticipated, according to feedback we’ve received, will be a 25,000 square foot Winnipeg store that will open in the fall of 2014. It will be the first for Winnipeg and though it’s opening 10 years after its first Toronto store, the company has been seeking the ‘right’ space for years.

We’ll update you on new Canadian H&M store locations, including the likelihood of a large downtown Ottawa location in an expanded Rideau Centre

[H&M website]

Article Author

Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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