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Good News from Ecommerce & Business - 11 January 2021

12 January 2021

I was beginning to get a bit doubtful about how long we could continue with our optimistic reporting but there is still a refreshing abundance of good news stories from the world of e-commerce.  There is even good news about bricks and mortar retail...

Here's hoping that this time next week we will be able to see the current wave flatten out a little and the impressive vaccination efforts continue to grow.

Best wishes


UK ECOMMERCE

Simba’s profit dream ‘to come true’.
(The Times)


JD Sports continues buying spree with Wellgosh takeover.
(Retail Gazette)


Tapi Carpets to open new stores this year after sales growth.
(Retail Gazette)


Entertainment retail sales broke records in 2020 topping £9 billion.
(Charged Retail)


Pets at Home in “strong position” for 2021 after Christmas sales surge.
(Retail Gazette)


Mirror publisher Reach stock jumps on digital good news.
(City A.M)


Walgreens Boots Alliance beats forecasts thanks to strong Boots trading.
(Retail Gazette)


Hairy Bikers partner with Visualsoft to launch kitchenware e-commerce offering.
(Retail Times)


Online purchases from Next over the peak trading period have almost closed the gap left by sales lost in-store.
(Internet Retailing)


Online grocery sales doubled in December in biggest Christmas for supermarkets ever.
(Charged Retail)


ASOS to create 2000 jobs with new UK warehouse 
(City A.M)

Logitech announces 50 jobs at Cork facility 
(Silicon Republic)
 

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE

Vincero Watches Sees a 31% Increase in International Conversions.
(Cision)


Mattress retailer Resident wins sales, profitability and $130 million in new funding in 2020.
(Forbes)


AllSaints US strong pre-Covid, looks to rebound.
(Fashion Network)


German ecommerce sector books record year amid corona.
(Consultancy EU)


Fossil deploys AR tool enabling customers to try on watches virtually.
(Fashion Network)


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