Spanish clothing retailer Zara appears to be having difficulty breaking into the Swedish market according to reports in the Finanstidningen newspaper.

According to the report, the Spanish retailer is keen to set up in Scandinavia to take on the likes of the popular Hennes & Mauritz, but is struggling to find premises for its shops in Stockholm.

A spokeswoman for Zara told the newspaper that plans to move into Scandinavia may have to wait until the autumn or even next summer while it tries to find suitable premises.