It has been reported that us Brits spend more than £5bn a year on high street coffee. I for one am missing my daily dose of caffeine and can't wait for my favourite cafe's to open on 12th April
The tech sector has recently seen pre-pandemic levels of hiring return and is now turning to the Government's Kickstart scheme to encourage under 24s into the sector. Given the widening digital skills gap, this seems like a great way for us to encourage and nurture the next generation of digital talent.
... and finally, below are some of the best stories from ecommerce in the past week - we hope you enjoy!
UK ECOMMERCE NEWS
Farmison profits from surge in online shopping in best-ever year.
Online growth helps Portmeirion revenues.
(UK Investor Magazine)
Snapchat has shored up its ecommerce offerings with the acquisition of Fit Analytics.
N Brown to launch third-party brands.
Homebase launches refreshed website.
Next aims to become “Ocado of fashion” after extending its online platform to host smaller brands.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Burberry launches virtual interactive replica of its flagship Tokyo store.
US ecommerce could be a trillion-dollar market by 2022.
Mars Wrigley’s growth plans for ecommerce.
Zalando plans to account for 10% of all EU fashion sales by 2025 as sales skyrocket.
URBN tests a paid premium membership model.
Social ecommerce platform market is booming across globe.