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H&M to use its supply chain to equip hospitals with protective gear

Tuesday 24 March 2020 12:55 CET | News

Sweden-based H&M has revealed it would use its supply network to source personal protective equipment for hospitals in the EU to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

H&M has temporarily shut its stores in many of its markets due to the pandemic, however, it has suppliers around the globe, but mostly in China and other Asian countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. The fashion retailer said it had offered the EU its help and was now trying to understand which needs were most urgent while working out what its supply chain could deliver.

In addition, the company had been informed that protective masks were the main priority, but gowns and gloves were also badly needed. H&M said it would initially deliver to the countries where the EU saw the greatest need.

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Categories: Banking & Fintech | Payments General
Countries: Europe
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