Burnley firm Boohoo announce another massive increase in sales
Burnley's biggest private employer has reported another big increase in sales in the run-up to Christmas.
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has its main distribution centre in the town and currently employs around 1,000 people at its ever-expanding site in Widow Hill Road.
The company, which owns the Nasty Gal, Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo websites, reported a 43% rise in revenues to £328.2m in the four months to the end of December - bucking the trend of most of the high street retailers.
Revenue from Pretty Little Thing nearly doubled, rising by 95% to £144.2m, while there was 74% growth in Nasty Gal’s revenue to £20.6m.
The company now claims to have more than five million customers worldwide.
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Boohoo was founded in 2006 by Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, who are joint chief executives and previously supplied high street chains such as Primark and New Look.