It's a global, local world in e-commerce today, and it will only become more so. If it's 3-D printers, the Internet of Things and big data that are key forces today, who knows what's to come. What's certain is that the way we buy and sell things will never be the same again, but that doesn't mean the online shopping experience has to be impersonal. Instead, it should help power the human potential of the internet to create better human interactions and user experiences around the world.
H&M recently announced its expansion goals for 2012, with plans to add approximately 275 new stores. The fashion retailer will open the most stores this year in China, the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, it will enter Bulgaria, Latvia, Malaysia and Thailand for the first time.
H&M has announced plans to enter Bulgaria, with its first location opening in the capital of Sofia in March 2012. H&M also opened its first stores in Romania and Croatia this year. Additionally, the company plans a net addition of approximately 250 stores for the 2010-2011 financial year, with China, the United Kingdom and the United States slated to be the largest expansion markets.