Asos announces new Staffordshire fulfilment centre to employ 2,000 people | Business News

Online fashion retailer Asos will invest £90m in a new fulfilment centre in Staffordshire.

The centre will employ 2,000 people over the next three years, the business said.

In October, Asos reported a 329% rise in annual profits after sales held up thanks to demand for casual clothing and sportswear during lockdown.

Revenues rose 19% for the year to the end of August – a slight slowdown compared to the 21% growth in the first half of the year, with smart and “going out” clothes becoming harder to shift.

The group faced higher costs to implement safety measures at warehouses but saved money as “more deliberate purchasing behaviour” from customers meant fewer items were returned.

Sky News