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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 14 December 2020

The news of the vaccine is translating into a real confidence amongst consumers. We were chatting to the folks at Skyscanner this week and they can see a massive jump in travel enquiries since the announcement of it’s approval.

Meanwhile, in this era of snakes and ladders, there are still lots of reports of positivity to pass on to you!


Hopin’s growth this year, fuelled by the pandemic, has been astronomical.

Ocado’s joint venture with Marks & Spencer has reported a 35% uplift in retail revenue.
(Retail Week)

Analysts see e-commerce growth at Aldi UK.

Josh’s Chocolate develops ecommerce channel.
(Business Leader)

Games Workshop upgrades profit forecast as lockdowns bolster coffers.
(Retail Gazette)

French Connection ecommerce channels are continuing to “trade positively”.

Studio Retail prepares for sale as profits boom.
(Retail Week)

Heal’s online sales double, driven by mobile and higher conversions.
(The Furnishings Report)

Scott’s toilet paper plant is on a roll in Chester thanks to the pandemic.

Re-platforming with Fastly brings 23% rise in basket performance to
(Retail Times)

McColl’s revenue reaches £1.25bn thanks to “strong demand”.
(Retail Gazette)

Wincanton has been awarded a contract with Dobbies to provide eFulfilment, store replenishment and final mile home delivery services.
(Insider Media)

Online fashion retailer, Manière de Voir, has secured a finance to allow it to respond to increased demand.
(Prolific North)


Lululemon’s Q3 sales and earnings increase demonstrating strength in ecommerce and both physical and digital experiences.
(Fashion United), owner of Carrefour China, has launched a new ecommerce platform called Yunwang Wandian in December.
(IGD Retail Analysis)

Kroger grows business with 108% boost in ecommerce sales.

Facebook snaps up chatbot startup Kustomer for ecommerce push.
(City A.M.)

Global activewear market set to be worth $353.5 billion in 2020.
(Fashion Network)

Nestle sees sales growing at similar rate as 2019.

Kroger kicks Macy’s out of Top 10 Ecommerce Companies.

Dolce & Gabbana unveils haute couture collection online for first time.
(UK Fashion Network)

Levi’s launches range of virtual clothing for Snapchat users.
(Charged Retail)

Secondhand fashion marketplace Vinted has launched in Italy.
(ecommerce news)

James Minter

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


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