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UK & International Ecommerce & Business News - 29 March 2021

30 March 2021

The Suez Canal was blocked for 5 days last week as the 200,000-tonne ship, Ever Given, ran aground blocking the vital trade route between Asia and Europe.  Many thought it would take weeks to sort out.

So what eventually freed the ship?

13 tug boats and a specialist team.  

We feel it's a reminder to never underestimate the value of being small and the advantages of being able to work together seamlessly as a team.  

Small can be mighty, and often is.  

As for other news, see below for the stories to hit headlines over the past 7 days.


UK ECOMMERCE & DIGITAL

Used car retailer Cazoo to list in New York with $8bn valuation.
(Financial Time)


Too Good To Go teams up with FareShare to fight hunger.
(The Grocer)


Growth of gaming unlocks new opportunities for brands
(New Digital Age)


B&M hires The Range’s digital boss as it plans online launch.
(Retail Gazette)


Retailers to begin testing digital age verification technology next year.
(Charged Retail)
 

UK RETAIL / BUSINESS

Majestic Wine bucks retail trend with new store opening
(Digital Commerce 360)


McColl’s posts strong full year sales growth.
(The Retail Bulletin)


Mondelez acquires UK nutrition company Grenade.
(Sharecast)
 

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE & DIGITAL

How PepsiCo's ecommerce investments pay off in the wake of COVID-19
(Digital Commerce 360)


Dolce & Gabbana’s online sales heading for 13% share of revenue.
(Fashion Network)


29% of German ecommerce generated by small businesses.
(Ecommerce News)


Toys R Us poised for ecommerce led comeback.
(Internet Retailing)


76% of Spaniards buy online more than before the pandemic.
(Ecommerce News)


Riskified and Dentsu Partner To Combat Fraud in Ecommerce Market.
(The Fintech Times)

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