16 Nov The Ecommerce News Roundup – 16 November 2020
Well…this week there is good news everywhere we look. Vaccines seem to be sprouting up everywhere. The hospital admission rate appears to be levelling off, and in parts of Spain they are even reporting a R0 of 0.78. We are not sure if that means the government will reinstate Christmas but let’s hope…
Meanwhile, in the world of business, we still see a determined and well-funded push to instigate, optimise and grow further on-line channels – and that requires people.
UK-based ecommerce firm Heroes exits stealth mode; raises €55.2M in equity & debt financing.
UK discounter B&M thrives in pandemic as earnings double.
Majestic Wine opens 200th store.
Giggling Squid: forging a successful pathway through Covid-19.
Boden grows revenues 5.1% by improving digital experience for online shoppers.
Lockdown boosts OnBuy’s sales by over 800%.
L’Oréal Paris launches its first virtual makeup – “only wearable online”.
M&S takes digital focus with ‘It’s On’ Christmas campaign.
Asos Marketplace to remove commission rates until end of 2020
Fintechs Continue to Grow in Portugal Despite the Pandemic.
Edinburgh’s Christmas market to be held virtually.
Aldi extends click and collect to 200 more shops.
Molson Coors moves into DTC with new e-commerce platform.
WatchShop partners with Debenhams to broaden and deepen the department store’s ecommerce watch offer.
Ecommerce could account for 6.4% of total grocery sales by 2021.
Chipotle Mexican Grill to open its first digital-only location as online sales soar.
Ecommerce sales increase 20% at Office Depot
Asics EMEA hails key market growth despite overall sales drop – the region’s e-commerce revenue in the year to date is up 134.4%.
Visa Finds Singapore SMEs Should Go Digital for Holiday Shopping Opportunities.
Ferrari Orders Bounce All the Way Back to Pre-Pandemic Level.