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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 6 August 2020

Good News This Week – This week the Government signed a deal with a UK based pharmaceutical company to supply COVID-19 vaccines – positive news indeed. There has also been an awful lot happening in ecommerce as the digital landscape continues to grow and develop.

Loaf and Neal’s Yard gain access to new online warehouse. 
(Essential Retail)

John Lewis chair White sets out new “digital first” direction.
(Retail Week)
ScS “encouraged” by reopenings as orders skyrocket 92.2% from both online and in-store. 
(Retail Gazette)

Kellogg raises full-year guidance as pandemic sustains high demand. 

Greggs to roll out digital shopping including nationwide click & collect and delivery services.
(Essential Retail)

Ebay UK has reported a lockdown start-up boom as the number of new businesses joining the platform more than doubled in the second quarter.
(Retail Week)

Fashion brand Barbour has reported early success using a new online personalisation tool.
(Essential Retail)

Sainsbury’s has launched a virtual queuing trial in five of its stores whereby customers can download the app on their smartphone and join a virtual queue without needing to physically wait in line at the store. 
(Essential Retail)

Vivobarefoot to launch re-commerce website to sell repaired shoes.
(Fashion United)

Cleaning products boost P&G’s profit by 234%. 
(The Drum)

Digital transformation initiatives at Levi Strauss & Co have gained momentum as the fashion brand gained from higher investment in its online business and retail stores. 

An easing of coronavirus lockdowns helped to reverse the slump in music listening that Spotify has been suffering. 
(The Times)

Microsoft has seen increased demand for its flagship products.
(Business Inquirer)

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Apple reported better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter earnings on Thursday.

What Crocs’ Q2 Earnings Say About Where Footwear is Heading. 
(Sourcing Journal)

Shopify’s strength amid the coronavirus pandemic has boosted the entire universe of ecommerce companies. 
(The Street)

“We [Shopify] are committed to transferring the benefits of scale to our merchants, helping them sell more and sell more efficiently.”

Lowe’s was built for the Covid-era consumer – what’s next on the retailer’s innovation ‘roadmap.’
(The Drum)

Coca-Cola adapts digital marketing to enhance its brand presence on the “virtual aisle” whilst investing in high-quality content and ramping up SEO.
(The Spoon)

Samsung’s second-quarter profit grew 23% year-over-year, thanks to strong chip demand. 

Mondelez India on upcoming festive season and ecommerce game
The Future of Luxury | Burberry debuts luxury’s first social retail store in Shenzen, China. 
(The Walpole)

Ahold Delhaize enjoy a Coronavirus-tailwind. 
(Seeking Alpha)

The Country of Uganda Using eCommerce Platforms to Overcome COVID-19.
(The Fintech Times)

James Minter

James Minter is a partner at Hannington Tame, the digital CEO and C-Suite headhunting specialist.


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