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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 18 January 2021

Well it’s been quite a week for good news! Over 4 million people in the UK have now been vaccinated against COVID-19 so things are looking up – especially when you look at the numbers from Israel – they have already vaccinated 25% of their population and are starting to see cases drop!

It seems that the retail sector are finally recognising the important role their staff have been playing over the past 9+ months with B&M are giving their workers and extra week’s wages as a ‘thank you’ gift and Morrisons announcing they are to pay their staff a minimum of £10 per hour.

If that wasn’t enough, here’s more good news from the world of ecommerce & business – Enjoy!


Dunelm has revealed it enjoyed sales growth over Christmas thanks to surge in online demand.
(Retail Gazette)

Tyrrells and Popchips acquisitions boost top line at KP Snacks.
(The Grocer)

Halfords posts “best ever Christmas week” as Brits swap cars for bikes.
(Retail Gazette)

Travel giant Tui said it has seen a jump in holiday bookings from those aged over 50 in the UK.
(City A.M)

Screwfix on track to turn over £2bn, in year that saw online soar.
(Internet Retailing)

Games Workshop repays business rates support as profits surge.
(City A.M)

Warhammer sales surge for Games Workshop.

Smyths Toys UK achieves record revenues.
(Toy News)

Dr. Martens emphasises role of ecommerce and a direct-to-consumer strategy as it announces flotation plans.
(Internet Retailing)

Grocery delivery platform Weezy has raised £14.6m to fund its expansion in London and across the UK.
(City A.M)

Strong Christmas helps Sosandar maintain record sales.
(Fashion Network)

Amazon and Asos lead retailer traffic growth as ecommerce dominates 2020 web use.
(Internet Retailing)

Tesco Christmas sales climb boosted by online.
(Retail Week)

Net-A-Porter launches social-first digital beauty festival.
(Fashion Network)

Food packaging giant Hilton thrives as pandemic changes eating habits.
(City A.M)

Crocs raises Q4 and full year revenue outlook.
(Fashion United)

Kingfisher/B&Q see quarter 4 sales growth of 16.9% and ecommerce sales rise 150%.
(Horticulture Week)


Uniqlo sales buoyed by loungewear demand.
(Retail Gazette)

Estée Lauder sees success in COVID era with livestreaming.

Ecommerce in Poland breaks records becoming one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in Europe.
(Ecommerce News)

Swedish last-mile-delivery startup Budbee raises €52m as ecommerce booms.

James Minter

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


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