ASOS Back In Business After Warehouse Fire

July 2, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Online fashion retailer ASOS had to halt orders this past weekend due to a fire at its main warehouse across the pond. But lucky enough, they are back in business! The retailer started taking orders again yesterday. Reports say 20%t of the stock held at its distribution center in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, had been damaged by the fire and sprinkler systems. No one was hurt in the fire which the company believes was intentionally started.

The warehouse is more than 60,000 square meters in size and contains over 10 million boxes of inventory. As of May 31, the business held $218 million of stock at cost. Seventy percent of that was held at the Barnsley Distribution Center. On the bright side, the company is fully insured for stock loss and business interruption caused by the fire.

“We have been advised by the South Yorkshire Police that after initial investigations, they are treating the incident as deliberate and have commenced a criminal inquiry,” said an ASOS representative.

Nick Robertson founded ASOS, which stands for As Seen On Screen, in 2002. The unique selling point was to copy clothes that were worn by celebrities. The company stocks thousands of labels at varying price points and offers free delivery to 190 countries.

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