.The retailer, which operates 2,410 stores, said group total sales
including VAT increased by 8% in October compared to the same month the
previous year. This growth was helped by the addition of 267 new stores
over last year .
.The figures mean H&M has seen its comparable store sales fall in
five of the last eight months. In September, same-store sales slumped
7%. August same-store sales were flat with the prior year, but followed a
fall of 6% in July, and a drop of 4% in June. Comparable-store sales
rose 2% in May and 11% in April .