Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz is considering opening a distribution centre somewhere along Belgium's highway A12 which runs between Brussels and Antwerp.

The company is said to be looking for a 15-hectare plot for packaging, processing and distribution operations according La Libre Belgique.

Stephan Goeman, sales manager for H&M's Belgian and Luxembourg operations, was reported as saying the firm is "obliged to review its infrastructure" in light of H&M's new openings in the area.