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UK & International Ecommerce News - 19 April 2021

21 April 2021

What a week it's turning out to be!

The Bank of England has begun exploring the possibility of a central bank digital currency...  

and 

NASA has successfully flown a small helicopter on Mars!

If that's not enough for you, here's this week's snapshot of all things ecommerce. 



UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

Ebay launch automated advertising campaigns functionality.
(Charged Retail)


AO’s revenue up 62% to €1.91 billion.
(Ecommerce News)


AO hails ‘outstanding progress’ as sales and profits soar.
(Retail Week)


Sainsbury’s to offer 20-minute delivery from Deliveroo from 100 UK stores.
(Charged Retail)


Amazon launches new private food label ‘Aplenty’ as it continues push into grocery.
(Charged Retail)


Ecommerce start-up to take on Shopify and Magento.
(Business Cloud)


Sosandar shines after year of gains.
(Fashion Network)


$205m to unlock further UK growth for California unicorn.
(Business Cloud)


Timberland rolls out Community Loyalty Programme in the UK.
(The Paypers)

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Levi Strauss raises sales growth outlook on vaccine rollout hopes.
(Fashion Network)


Naked Wines exceeds sales guidance as it seizes US opportunities.
(Retail Week)


Michael Hill grows loyalty database to over 600k.
(Ragtrader)


Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter.
(Fashion Network)


Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year.
(Fashion Network)


Saltbox raises $10.6M to help booming e-commerce stores store their goods.
(TechCrunch)


SIGNA Sports United bolsters leadership on top of ecommerce boom.
(Verdict)


Online-only supermarket Hopr launches in Belgium.
(Ecommerce News)


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