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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 10 May 2021

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for – we will finally be allowed to hug our loved ones from next week!

… for those of you that aren’t ‘huggers’, maybe the fact you will also be able to enjoy a drink or meal in the warmth of your favourite pub or restaurant will bring even more joy.

On another note, it also seems that BoJo is, this week, promising a skills “revolution” for England to “ensure that everyone has the opportunity to retrain or upskill at any point in their lives.”

With a clear skills gap in digital, let’s hope he has something up his sleeve to help current – and future – generations to develop these essential competencies.

Finally, here’s your round-up of ecommerce & business news from the past week to enjoy!


Selfridges launches online rental offering to reach more customers.
(Retail Gazette) announces zero-cost giveaway initiative to reduce waste.
(Retail Gazette)

‘Going out’ gear out and athleisure in for Boohoo.

Reach forecasts profit boost for 2021 as digital revenues rise.
(The Drum)

Aero Commerce partners with Zip to drive retailer growth.
(The Paypers)

GoDaddy launches new WooCommerce extensions.
(Tech Radar)

Co-op “scoops” ice-cream first with Unilever smart vending machine partnership.

Asda trialling secure ‘delivery boxes’ so shoppers can take deliveries while not home.
(Charged Retail)


Uniqlo monthly sales surge, unveils latest Marimekko link-up.
(Fashion Network)

Revolve profits skyrocket with return of social outings.
(Fashion Network)

Estée Lauder Companies partners with uber on next-hour delivery.
(Business of Fashion)

Zalando upgrades outlook for the year following ‘standout’ first quarter.
(Retail Week)

Facebook takes on Nextdoor with Neighborhoods tool.

Hugo Boss expects to double sales in Q2.
(Fashion United)

Etsy launches new tool for influencers to share “what they love” on the platform.
(Charged Retail)

De Bijenkorf launches in Austria.
(Ecommerce News)

Henkel reports strong start to fiscal 2021.
(Yahoo Finance)

James Minter

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


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