H&M opening in the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, AL

HOOVER, AL | MARCH 18, 2016 – H&M is opening its first store in the Birmingham area in Hoover’s Riverchase Galleria mall.

The Stockholm, Sweden-based clothing retailer has 3,400 stores in 55 countries, employing more than 116,000 people. The stores carry clothing and accessories for women, men, teenagers and children. The new store will be 25,000 square feet and is set to open in the fall. the store will hire about 30 workers, and job opportunities will be posted here.

The store will open on the first floor near the Macy’s. Champs, Justice and Knowstyle will have to move within the mall to make room for H&M.

“We think this store will be incredibly well received and do very well from day one,” Riverchase Senior General Manager Tom Martin said.

In late 2014, H&M told AL.com it had plans to expand in Alabama but would not specify where.

H&M opened its first U.S. store in New York 15 years ago and has 417 locations nationwide.

“H&M is especially excited to expand its reach in Alabama, a growing market for the retailer,” the company said in a press release.

Article written March 15, 2016 by Kelly Poe of al.com. For the full article, click on the link below: