April 18, 2021

H&M Q3 Gross sales: Levi’s, H&M report sharp fall in India Q3 gross sales as pandemic continues to harm enterprise

MUMBAI: Covid-related lockdowns and strict restrictions after reopening amid rising variety of infections have taken a toll on two of essentially the most profitable worldwide clothes retailers in India – Levi’s Strauss & Co and Hennes & Mauritz.

Each Levi’s and H&M reported a pointy fall of their India revenues for the third quarter, dragging their total efficiency in Asia.

H&M posted a 58% drop in its India revenues at Rs 183 crore throughout the quarter ended August in opposition to Rs 433 crore a 12 months in the past whereas Levi’s mentioned its enterprise in India declined by $51 million, or Rs 380 crore, within the quarter ended September as a number of states remained in authorities mandated lockdown.

“Asia as a area declined 41%, largely pushed by the truth that India, one in all our largest markets within the area, was successfully closed in the whole quarter,” Harmit Singh, chief monetary officer at Levi’s, instructed traders on Wednesday. “Excluding India, the rest of Asia was down 24%,” he mentioned.

Whereas malls began working in lots of elements of the nation since June, prime markets together with Delhi and Mumbai allowed reopening of malls solely a month later. With shops being shut for a lot of the quarter and prospects apprehensive to step out, ecommerce gross sales picked up throughout the quarter. Firms additionally undertook a number of initiatives to make up for misplaced gross sales offline.