18 Jan 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.
Tyrrells and Popchips acquisitions boost top line at KP Snacks.
Halfords posts “best ever Christmas week” as Brits swap cars for bikes.
Travel giant Tui said it has seen a jump in holiday bookings from those aged over 50 in the UK.
Screwfix on track to turn over £2bn, in year that saw online soar.
Games Workshop repays business rates support as profits surge.
Warhammer sales surge for Games Workshop.
Smyths Toys UK achieves record revenues.
Dr. Martens emphasises role of ecommerce and a direct-to-consumer strategy as it announces flotation plans.
Grocery delivery platform Weezy has raised £14.6m to fund its expansion in London and across the UK.
Strong Christmas helps Sosandar maintain record sales.
Amazon and Asos lead retailer traffic growth as ecommerce dominates 2020 web use.
Tesco Christmas sales climb boosted by online.
Net-A-Porter launches social-first digital beauty festival.
Food packaging giant Hilton thrives as pandemic changes eating habits.
Crocs raises Q4 and full year revenue outlook.
Kingfisher/B&Q see quarter 4 sales growth of 16.9% and ecommerce sales rise 150%.
Uniqlo sales buoyed by loungewear demand.
Estée Lauder sees success in COVID era with livestreaming.
Ecommerce in Poland breaks records becoming one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in Europe.
Swedish last-mile-delivery startup Budbee raises €52m as ecommerce booms.