ASOS strides ahead thanks to jump in American sales

A 57 per cent jump in US sales boosted fashion retailer Asos yesterday, as it posted a 30 per cent rise in sales over its first quarter. Asos, which reported sales of £165.8m in the three months to November, was flattered by a 34 per cent increase in its international business. Chief executive Nick Robinson said he was “pretty confident" about Christmas trading.