Zara company owner Inditex profits rise 27pc

The world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex- which owns Zara, has reported another sharp jump in profits after a rapid international expansion.Zara company owner Inditex profits rise 27pcProfits in the nine months to 31 October rose 27% to £1.34 billion (1.66 billion euros).

In that time, it added 360 new stores in 54 different markets.

The company broke the 6,000-store mark last week when it inaugurated a new flagship store on London’s Oxford Street.

Inditex owns the brands- Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Pull and Bear.

The company said that it created 6,598 new jobs in the first nine months of 2012, taking it’s total workforce to 116,110 people.

Sales increased 17% to £9.19 billion.

With the global outlook remaining extremely tough for 2013, Inditex will struggle to maintain its stellar growth rates, particularly on a like-for-like basis. However, the group will undoubtedly continue to outperform its peers.

Zara created online shopping for its Chinese customers in September and plans to open another online store in Canada in 2013, Inditex said.

It also said that it opened its first Massimo Dutti store in the North American market, in New York in October.

The company has spent hundreds of million in its home market of Spain in commercial and logistics activities aimed at supporting international growth.

December 28, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized

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