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Share via Email In addition to its core clothing business, Asos has started a cosmetics line.
Which is highly appropriate Asos success he is the chief executive of online fashion juggernaut Asoswhich specialises in supplying the latest trends at the click of a mouse or tap on a phone screen. It seems to have no desire to jump up to a full listing, with all the costs and management time that involves.
In the past, the company has had problems with warehouse fires and reports of poor working conditions. Now it is beefing up its sites, including its London headquarters — a building in Camden known for its black Egyptian cat statues.
It is also moving into new product areas, including make-up and so-called activewear, and analysts at City broker Stifel believe this could just be the start: What could be next?
We speculate homeware, supported by the 3D printing technology revolution. From there, the sky is the limit. JP Morgan analysts point to the fact that it has been splashing out on billboard advertising associated with the beauty launch and the activewear campaign, adding: Competition is intense and increasing, not least from the fashion ambitions of Amazon which was once said to be interested in buying Asos.
And every time it is praised for an initiative — using plus-size models on its website, for example — it seems there is also a fashion misstep which is instantly seized upon by a sarcastic media.
There is even an Instagram page devoted to ridiculing its creations. There is also the question of finding a new finance director after Helen Ashton announced last month she was stepping down.
The search for a replacement is under way, but meanwhile Beighton will take on that role as well. So he will be front and centre when Asos releases half-year results on Wednesday. And its investment plans could also knock back profits, says analyst Nicholas Hyatt at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Asos deserves to trade at a premium [to traditional high street retailers] but it also increases the pressure to continue delivering knockout sales growth. The market will punish a slip harshly.ASOS plc (/ ˈ eɪ s ɒ s / AY-soss) is a British online fashion and cosmetic retailer.
The company was founded in in London, primarily aimed at young adults. The website sells over brands as well as its own range of clothing and accessories, and ships to over countries from fulfilment centres in the UK, US and Europe.
Free Delivery on orders over $40! Discover the latest in men's fashion and women's clothing online & shop from over 40, styles with ASOS. In my daily routine, both the first and last things I do, in bed, are to scroll through Facebook and Instagram looking both at the news and what all my friends are up to.
It then permeates through. In addition to its core clothing business, Asos has started a cosmetics line. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters (perhaps highlighting the success of the UK billboard advertising efforts.
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