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Le détaillant de produits électriques AO World met en garde contre les ruptures de stock de Noël

Le détaillant de produits électriques AO World met en garde contre les ruptures de stock de Noël
Availability of some items to remain poor over festive period, company says

Electrical retailer AO World has warned that shortages of products over Christmas will hit profits this year while shoppers face further painful price rises

AO World warned that the festive trading period would be “significantly softer” than expected and availability of some items will remain poor. The company recorded a £10m pre-tax loss in the six months to 30 septembre, down form an £18m profit in the same period a year ago.

It said it had been hit by a nationwide shortage of Chauffeurs de camion and has brought in 500 new recruits to combat labour shortages. The company is still seeing “meaningful supply chain challenges” and higher costs for transporting goods.

It has already had to increase prices by between 10 et 12 per cent over the past three to six months. Chief executive John Roberts cautioned there could be further rises to come.

My personal view is that’s not the end of the roadI believe there will be more to come," il a dit. We’re operating in a volatile and uncertain world.

The group forecasted that a worse-than-expected Noël would mean annual revenues will either be flat or down 5 pour cent.

Shares in the online seller of appliances and gadgetsplunged 25 per cent after the announcement on Tuesday.

AO World’s valuation more than quadrupled last year as people stocked up on gadgets during lockdowns. The company has now lost almost all of its share price gain during the pandemic.

Sales growth for the first half of the financial year was 6 pour cent – well down on last year’s pace. While sales were up in cash terms, the company has sold less goods but at higher prices in recent weeks than it did at this time last year.

At the start of our financial year in April, we planned for continued revenue growth and built up our cost base accordingly,” AO said.

“pourtant, since then, growth in the UK has been impacted by the nationwide shortage of delivery drivers and the ongoing disruption in the global supply chain, and the German online market has seen significantly increased competition.

As we now look to the second half, we continue to see meaningful supply chain challenges with poor availability in certain categories, particularly in our newer products where we have less scale, experience and leverage.

en outre, shipping costs, the cost of materials and consumer price inflationremain challenging uncertainties”, la société a dit.