Online retailer Boden reports 15.9% surge in 2009 profit
Boden, an online and mail-order retailer, reported a jump in annual profit as the company focused on controlling costs. "Given the volatile economic environment over the last year we are very pleased with our strong performance. Our customer base continues to expand and we now have over a million loyal customers [worldwide]," said Boden CEO Julian Granville. "The [U.K.] business continues to grow well. We are pleased with our international expansion to date, particularly our business in Germany which has more than doubled in 2009. We are looking forward to testing other European markets next year."