LONDON Jan 12 British online fashion retailer
Asos said on Thursday it would accelerate the pace of
its infrastructure investment as it expects sales to rise by
nearly a third this year following bumper demand over the
International sales increased by 52 percent to 362 million
pounds ($742 million) in the four months to the end of December,
with sales in its home market up by 18 percent to 244 million
pounds, the firm said.
"With sales for the year now expected to be up by c.25
percent to 30 percent, we're accelerating our infrastructure
investment to handle that growth," Chief Executive Nick Beighton
ASOS said in December it planned to add 1,500 new jobs at
its London headquarters.
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(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Sarah Young)