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H&M named International Retailer of the Year at World Retail Awards


New York -- Swedish fast-fashion chain H&M was named “International Retailer of the Year” at the 8th annual World Retail Awards dinner in Paris. The awards were presented during the World Retail Congress, which is being held this week in Paris.

Fast Retailing, the Japanese parent company of Uniqlo and other brands, was named “Retailer of the Year.”

In other awards, the United Kingdom’s John Lewis was named “Omnichannel Retailer of the Year.” Sainsbury’s won the award for the best advertising campaign of the year for its ‘Christmas in a Day.’

South Korea’s department store group Lotte Shopping won CSR Initiative of the Year, following the launch of its rewards scheme to encourage customers to buy eco-friendly products.

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