Boden will show turnover up 15% to £232m, and pre-tax profits up 13% at £32.5m, for the year to the end of last December. Taking out the one third of business from the US, that'll be ca. £160m in the UK.
Says the FT: "Famous for its colourful designs, the group has branched out from womenswear into mens and childrenswear in recent years, and UK buyers account for more than half its reported annual revenues." The company says core UK trading has remained highly sensitive to price promotions.
Other key Boden statistics are:
- 1.2m customer database
- employs 800 staff
- sends 12,500 parcels a day from its warehouse in Leicester
- In the first six months of 2011, sales continued to rise, but at a reduced rate of 5%