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Sustainability, one of the HMY pillars

We are facing a weather emergency; there is no doubt about it. To slow down the effect of climate change on the planet is something of all of us who are part of society, both individually and at the level of companies, institutions and associations. Aware of this, HMY has integrated sustainability as an essential value of its identity and innovates to guarantee, with transparency and ethics, sustainable development based on respect for the environment and people.

Commitment to the environment and sustainability

HMY’s commitment lies in working to reduce its carbon footprint, aim at zero waste through a circular economy, preserve resources and participate in the development of the local economy. An objective that translates into cleaner production, initiatives to reach greater environmental responsibility, measures aimed at the product life cycle and investment in sustainable and local actions.

On the other hand, the company privileges the use of raw materials such as steel and wood that allow its reintroduction into the production chain through recycling. In addition, HMY works with suppliers committed to sustainable forest management programs.

These measures also apply to each of its facilities and production processes through the reduction of waste, energy, water consumption and CO2 emissions produced both in their production processes and in their transport management. Between 2014 and 2018, HMY factories in France have managed to reduce their CO2 emissions by 3%.

On the other hand, a reflection is made from the design on the future and the second life of the products. In this sense, we are partners of the Valdelia ecological organization for furniture management that have reached the end of their life cycle.

Thanks to this voluntary and committed policy of continuous improvement, HMY factories have received several certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SMETA audits, etc. Therefore, HMY can guarantee its customers and partners the authenticity of their commitment.

Come and see us at “Fashion & Retail TODAY” day!

On 16 October, we will be expert speakers at the event “TRANSFORMATION: Fashion & Retail TODAY. Five tools to promote your brand’s expansion”. A discussion forum where we will share with professionals and companies in the industry our vision and expertise accumulated throughout our history in the world of fashion and retail.

We will talk about today’s market, current challenges and opportunities, as well as the future of this industry. In addition, we will give some hints for brands to boost their expansion through a programme that you cannot miss:

1 – Development of retail and the fashion industry

2 – How to bring brand promise to store experience

3 – Expansion models and brand loyalty

4 – What is the well standard, and how can it benefit your brand?

5 – Nextperience: last-mile technology

Fashion brands and retailers generally find it easier to connect with their customers and convey their messages and values more effectively. However, for this to be effective, the experience and what we make consumers feel when they visit our stores must be worked on a lot, in order to retain them and gain their brand loyalty.

If you want to find out more, come and see us next Wednesday (16 October) at 9 a.m. in the Alicante Chamber of Commerce Business Incubator in Elche Business Park (Calle Germán Bernácer, 65. Elche).

Are you going to miss it?

HMY will be at Natexpo 2019

One of the most important events for the organic and ecological products market will take place in Paris on 20, 21 and 22 October, Natexpo 2019. The exhibition will enjoy the presence of sector professionals from all corners of the globe.

Natexpo is an international organic products fair with around 15,000 visitors expected this year and over 1,000 exhibitors, including HMY in its role as partner for retail brands in favour of sustainability.

Natexpo is a not-to-be missed bio retail event where you will discover the latest trends in this strong, growing market and the latest organic products from all over the world in the following sectors: food, cosmetics and hygiene, dietetics and food supplements, ingredients and raw materials, products and services for the home and personal use, as well as services, equipment and furniture for shops.

HMY at Natexpo 2019

HMY will have a strong presence at Natexpo 2019, contributing all the knowledge and expertise gained from 60 years in the retail and sustainable development sectors. HMY has a long-term relationship with its customers, from design to installation and always at your service.

Our French experts and local production enable us to maintain close contact with each of our customers and our aim is to meet all their requirements.

Come and visit us at stand I158 and learn more about the solutions we offer.

EuroShop 2020: where the future of retail is heading

This year EuroShop 2020 awaits us, a new edition of this fair that brings together brands and retailers from all over the world attracted by the trends and innovations that can be seen here.

For yet another year, HMY will be present with a must-visit stand for any professional interested in innovating and optimising their sales spaces.

HMY in EuroShop 2020

This year we have a large stand where you can find different spaces devoted to different sectors, so that, if your business is devoted to fashion, telecom & electronics, food, automobile or health and beauty, we have a specially dedicated space for you with customised solutions for your business.

In addition, we provide all kinds of comforts to cover all your needs while you are with us: meeting room, cloakroom, bar, etc.

Technology and innovation will be present throughout our space through different solutions that you can find in different points of our stand.

What can we expect from the future of retail?

The world of retail continues to evolve each year and we can observe in it increasingly consolidated trends for the future of retail that we can see at EuroShop 2020.


Consumers are no longer satisfied with buying good products at a good price; they want their consumption to be environmentally friendly. 55% of consumers believe that it is possible to consume as they have always done without damaging the environment.

Demand of consumers

Consumers visit hundreds of shops every month and 70% believe that all stores are the same. Differentiating shops is already a must to catch the attention of an audience that is increasingly saturated with messages and products.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has a great way to go in the world of retail since it can be applied in multiple situations. One of the points being exploited the most is the personalisation in the recommendations to offer customers an individualised service that fits their motivations and interests.

Reduce friction in payment

Whether in the online world or in physical stores, brands and retailers are working hard to reduce friction at the time of payment. Thanks to these types of solutions, entirely different store models are being proposed, such as unmanned stores.

Brand connection

Brands and retailers are increasingly seeking to share moments with their audience, offer them experiences through which they remember them and have a greater recall and greater satisfaction after going to the store.

Don’t get left behind

If you don’t want to get left behind and miss any of the trends that will mark the future of retail, visit us at EuroShop 2020 from 16 to 20 February in Hall 13 and stand A47

Contact us to receive more information.

Setting the pace on retail in EuroShop 2020

After EuroShop 2020, we can say that this has been one of the best events to date. At HMY, we have been able to share how we see retail and the trends that are already being implemented worldwide.

Marking the evolution of retail

Consumers are changing the way they buy and consume at breakneck speed and our stores must be adapted to these changes. Today, technology marks our routine and the way we interact with each other and even with the objects around us.

At HMY we have modernized not only our products and solutions, but also our factories and processes to offer the best service by integrating automated processes and elements that help us have greater control over production and quality.

Not only have we improved our processes to incorporate technology, we have also worked on creating more environmentally friendly and more inclusive retail spaces. This has been achieved by creating barrier-free designs that make life easier for both customers and store staff.

In the field of sustainability, we have opted for EcoDesign in our concepts, increasing the use of reusable and recyclable materials. In addition, we are changing the way we work to minimize and offset our carbon footprint.

Our challenge is to fulfill the 2030 agenda of the United Nations in 2025. We want to be the retail transformation engine of the future, and we know that we will achieve it.

Retail trends in EuroShop

Retail adapts to the way of life and the interaction of the population. Our systems allow the collection of data that help us to know our customers better, to know their tastes and how they move in our store. In this way we learn more about them and we can adapt quickly to changes.

Beyond the data, we know that consumers in different retail sectors have different objectives and behaviors. That is why we have presented different solutions in the different spaces of our 800m2 stand, among which we highlight the following:

Digital mannequin

With the digital mannequin, anyone can learn exactly what the clothes look like. The digital mannequin shows clothes and accessories in a real customizable model by sex and age that can also be seen on the move.

In-store beacon experience

Beacons are small bluetooth devices that can send information and start experiences with any Smartphone in the surrounding area that has this technology activated.

HMY Grab & Go

A solution based on visual recognition and artificial intelligence that transforms stores into unmanned stores, helping to optimize processes, customer experience and data capture, all through a 100% frictionless shopping experience.

Photo Studio

Mobile phones are a product of great demand in which the camera is one of the most important elements. To help customers decide between one device or another, we have created this solution that allows you to test cameras and thus be able to assess their behavior in different scenarios.

Beauty Station

The Beauty Station allows you to record a makeup session in the store and reference the items used. This recording is not only valuable information for the customer, but also content that can be disseminated on social networks, increasing the visibility of the products on them.

Perfume Wall

The perfume wall allows us to recommend our perfume in a personalized way through a different and attractive shopping experience.

AR car configurator

Through the augmented reality a three-dimensional image of the vehicle that the customer wants is created, being able to customize it to your liking.

Where The Human Project came true

This edition of EuroShop 2020 has also been in which our new concept The Human Project was presented to the sector and the world, thus sharing our vision of people-centered retail, because in the end HMY is a company formed by people who work for people . Each member of our team has different preferences, hobbies and dedications. In HMY there are architects, industrial designers, carpenters, engineers, etc. each of them with their own vision, but always with the aim of helping to create attractive and experiential spaces for consumers.

Because we know that the ultimate goal is that, surprise people and meet their needs. And in that we are experts.

We are human.

We are HMY.

Reactivating retail post coronavirus

Covid-19 have marked a before and after in the way people interact each other and in the shopping habits. For this reason, brands and retailers have to adapt forced marches to adapt their point of sales to this new reality.

In this new step, the retail is focused in protect the consumer and staff health so it’s implementing solutions focused in consumer safety, staff protection and product and point of sales disinfection.

Consumer safety

One of the top consumer concerns are their safety. Now, the consumer is raising questions such as the quantity of people who have touched a product, the establishment less crowded hours or last time the store was cleaned.
HMY have developed solutions to answer in the most reassured way to all these questions, the solutions highlighted are the following: gel and wipes dispensers, capacity control managers, thermal cameras temperature control, automatic systems to collect the shipment (Click&Collect) or unmanned store models (HMY Grab & Go).

Staff protection

For brands and retailers, staff protection is key and this is especially important in the store areas where the customer proximity make them more exposed such as counters or checkout areas. For this reason, one of the first product we lunch were the methacrylate screens in different configurations and shapes to adapt to client needs.
Other of the key solutions to staff protection giving guarantees to the client are the temperate control bracelets. This solution show in a visual way the people health.

Product and installations cleaning

In this new post-coronavirus reality, the most important is the point of sales will be a safe place so the solutions focus in space and product disinfection take absolute prominence.
UV light and ozone technologies play a leading role in clothes racks and store areas (fitting rooms) cleaning.
Our key product in this range is the Clean Tunnel, a hermetically closed tunnel with unidirectional handling to avoid cross contamination. This solution cleans a clothes rack full of clothes with ozone in 10 minutes.

If you need to adapt your point of sales to this new post-covid19 situation please contact us and we will make a personalize proposal adapted to your needs and space particularities.

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HMY’s friend Fundación Lealtad, launches the Donate with trust stamp

  • Trust is the main reason to collaborate with an NGO
  • The Fundación Lealtad analyses associations and foundations to ensure that they fully comply with the 9 principles of transparency and good practices.

At HMY, we understand that companies must do business in a responsible way by promoting good practices and this is especially relevant in the field of NGOs where trust is essential.

As a company we take it a step further in social responsibility by supporting the Fundación Lealtad, a non-profit and independent institution whose mission is to foster societies trust in NGOs in order to achieve an increase in donations.

The Donate with Trust Stamp

Fundación Lealtad latest initiative has been the launch of the donate with trust stamp, which identifies NGOs that are transparent, with efficient management and control of funds.

This accreditation is already held by more than 225 NGOs. A group of organisations that manage a volume of funds of 1,176 million euros and serve more than 43.5 million beneficiaries. They have around 107,000 volunteers, 30,000 employees and the support of 1.9 million members. 80% have social action as their main field of action, while 16% are involved in development cooperation, 2% in scientific research associated with health, 1% in humanitarian aid and another 1% in the environment.

Now more than ever, donating with trust is possible. Meet the more than 225 NGOs that have the Stamp of approval.