H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB has seen its sales in the month of November jump 17%, boosted by new store openings

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB has seen its sales in the month of November jump 17%, boosted by new store openings.

The clothing retailer said that sales in local currencies including VAT increased by 17% compared to the same month previous year. In comparable units sales increased by 8%.

The total number of stores amounted to 2,206 on 30 November 2010 versus 1,988 on 30 November 2009.

The company will publish its full year results in January.

Late last month, the fashion retailer took its first step into South East Asia with plans to open a new store in Singapore. The store, which is due to open during the autumn of 2011, will be located on Orchard Road in Singapore's most central shopping area. It will have a sales area of around 3,000 square metres, H&M said today (22 November).