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Customers including Sainsbury’s, Boots, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser and Debenhams count on DRL to help manage the distribution and supply of household appliances purchased from their websites. The Bolton company, founded by John Roberts in 2000, says it has a range of 4,000 products and made 225,000 deliveries in 2008. Faster and more frequent deliveries to a wider range of postcodes have helped sales jump 100% a year, from an annualised £10.2m in 2005 to £81m in 2008 (which includes the total value of goods delivered to customers).

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Company details
Year2008
Rank28
CompanyAO.com
ActivityHousehold appliance supplier
LocationBolton
Annual sales rise over 3 years99.56%
Latest sales £000s*80,982
Staff263
Founded2000
Websitewww.ao.com

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