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  1. June 23, 2014

    Asos restores website after suspected arson at main warehouse

    Asos has resumed trading after a fire at its main warehouse forced the UK online fashion retailer to suspend its website for...

  2. June 22, 2014

    Asos hopes for quick return after blaze

    Asos hopes to resume trading as early as Monday as it counts the cost of a fire at its main distribution centre in South...

  1. June 21, 2014

    Asos suspends website after warehouse fire

    Asos, the online retailer, was forced to suspend its website on Saturday, after a fire at its main warehouse in Barnsley,...

  2. June 6, 2014

    Bargain hunters catch falling Asos shares

    Knife catchers were taking a chance on Asos on Friday, with the stock rallying from a 14-month low. A day after a profit...

  3. June 6, 2014

    Letter from Lex: ups and downs

    Readers, The UK economy, we are told, is enjoying an accelerating recovery. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the results...

  4. June 5, 2014

    Critics pounce on Asos profit warning

    Asos has blamed its profit warning – which sent its shares down 30 per cent – on a dip in its international operations,...

  5. June 5, 2014

    Asos: grin and wear it

    An unpleasant question for internet investors: what if the winner does not take all? Paying up for the leaders (in video...

  6. June 5, 2014

    Asos: The rise and stumble

    2000 Asos is set up by Nick Robertson with a £2m loan from his brother, spun out of a TV product placement company. The site...

  7. June 5, 2014

    Four reasons for Asos’s changing fortunes

    Online retailer Asos issued a profit warning on Thursday, sending its share price tumbling more than 30 per cent. The...

  8. June 5, 2014

    ‘Perfect storm’ batters Asos shares

    Online fashion retailer Asos saw its reputation as a stock market darling crumble after warning that a “perfect storm” of a...

  9. April 8, 2014

    A social network to find clothes that fit

    In the early dotcom years it was felt that few people would buy clothes online because it was so difficult to judge the size...

  10. April 2, 2014

    Sports Direct’s super stretch plan rebounds on Ashley

    Don’t come on court if you won’t play by the rules. That is the stinging rebuke the City has delivered to former squash...

  11. April 2, 2014

    Asos’s international expansion plans drag down first-half earnings

    Nick Robertson, chief executive of Asos, said the fast fashion retailer’s ambitious expansion plans remain “intact” despite...

  12. March 18, 2014

    Asos suffers growing pains as costs rise

    On Thursday night, Asos chief executive Nick Robertson stood in front of the retail world’s glitterati and accepted a gong...

  13. March 18, 2014

    Asos: bubble rapped

    The language of brokers, lesson one: “preposterously overvalued” is pronounced “leaves little room for disappointment”. In...

  14. March 18, 2014

    Asos shares tumble after sales growth and margins disappoint

    Shares in Asos plunged by up to 20 per cent on Tuesday after investors balked at signs of slowing UK sales growth for the...

  15. February 11, 2014

    EDITD secures $4.4m from private equity to expand

    How do fashion buyers know whether to go with Ralph Lauren or Paul Smith for next season’s batch of cropped trousers and pea...

  16. February 7, 2014

    AO.com hires Asos chairman as it confirms IPO plans

    AO, the appliances website, will cap off its journey from a tiny Bolton-based white goods retailer to an online giant with a...

  17. January 14, 2014

    Asos shares dip despite sales rise

    Slowing growth in the US and Australia spooked investors in Asos, despite total sales at the fast fashion group jumping more...

  18. September 23, 2013

    Sofa.com finds the right location vital

    One of the often underestimated factors in successful online retailing is the importance of location. In the US, however,...

  19. September 22, 2013

    Asos board could size up blue-chip weight

    If you saw an elephant perched on a termite mound, you would ask why. So why are shares in Asos, the online retailer of...

  20. September 19, 2013

    Asos: bulls and bears

    Investment managers know the risks of turning bearish in the middle of a rampant bull market. They will remember Tony Dye,...

  21. September 19, 2013

    ‘Stunning’ results for Asos send shares up sharply

    Sales growth at Asos accelerated over the summer, defying expectations of a slowdown and sending the online fashion...

  22. September 17, 2013

    Asos loses allure on bearish broker call

    That Asos is expensive is no secret. The fashion website has a £4bn market value which, were it not Aim-listed, would drop...

  23. September 5, 2013

    SuperGroup: distinctive and risky

    The UK’s SuperGroup, owner of the hot urban fashion brand Superdry, knows all about going from zero to hero. The company,...

  24. August 20, 2013

    Coast lures Bostock back to high street

    Kate Bostock, the former head of non-food at Marks and Spencer, is to return to the high street as chief executive of Coast,...

  25. August 13, 2013

    Asos’ biggest investor backs German rival

    The Danish billionaire who is indirectly the largest shareholder in online retailer Asos has bought a 10 per cent stake in...

  26. August 7, 2013

    M&S slows clothing sales decline

    The decline in clothing sales at Marks and Spencer slowed in July, according to the latest industry data. Clothing sales...

  27. July 19, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Amino Technologies (AMO) Amino is in the competitive set top box market, but its profit margins are attractive and...

  28. July 16, 2013

    Kate Bostock bounces off from Asos

    The resignation of Kate Bostock from Asos after just over six months illustrates the risk taken by would-be job hoppers. No...

  29. July 16, 2013

    Kate Bostock leaves Asos after just seven months

    Former Marks and Spencer director Kate Bostock has quit Asos just seven months after joining the fast-growing online fashion...

  30. July 11, 2013

    Upbeat SuperGroup plans international expansion

    SuperGroup will become the latest UK fashion group to launch online in China as the fashion retailer rolled out plans to...

  31. July 5, 2013

    Asos: riding high

    Can any company be worth 90 times earnings? UK-based online fashion retailer Asos is having a decent stab at proving it can....

  32. July 4, 2013

    Asos hits high as FTSE gains on BoE comments

    Asos was among the standout risers on Thursday as dovish comments from the Bank of England gave the FTSE 100 its biggest...

  33. June 12, 2013

    Inditex: still in fashion?

    Let’s build the bear case for Inditex, the fashion retailer whose shares have more than trebled in the past five years....

  34. June 12, 2013

    Asos boosted by international expansion

    Asos, the online fashion retailer, is to double the number of Primark products it stocks after a trial with the value...

  35. June 9, 2013

    The Week Ahead: June 10 – June 16

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  36. June 5, 2013

    Downgrade fears send Aggreko tumbling

    Downgrade fears sank Aggreko yesterday as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest drop in more than a year. Talk of a recent...

  37. June 3, 2013

    Asos helps Primark make online debut with range of 20 garments

    Primark has taken its debut step online as the cheap chic chain beloved of bargain-hunting clothes shoppers starts selling a...

  38. May 31, 2013

    High street retailers seek tax reform

    Big retailers are stepping up pressure on the UK government to address what some regard as the unfair tax burden on the high...

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