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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 18 October 2020

To lockdown or not to lockdown, that is the question!

What we do know is that there is still plenty happening in ecommerce – here’s the latest good news collated from our many sources;

Dunelm quarterly sales jump on online demand, in-store recovery.

Dunelm hands back £14.5m in furlough money after sales soar.
(Belfast Telegraph)

Waitrose launches first dedicated overseas ecommerce offer.
(Retail Gazette)

Fenwick’s lockdown journey to eCommerce growth.
(Essential Retail)

Cake Box sales bounce back after lockdown closures.
(Retail Gazette)

Asos profits surge thanks to lockdown spending.
(Drapers Online)

MAC is now available for same-day delivery through Postmates.
(Allure) set for ‘biggest ever’ Christmas as interim sales soar.
(Retail Week)

Snapchat launches its TikTok rival, Sounds on Snapchat.

Just Eat Takeaway’s order growth jumps as online delivery surge continues.

FrieslandCampina UK sees revenues climb by £6.2m last year.
(The Grocer)

Ikea to launch ‘Buy Back’ initiative for customers’ old furniture.
(Retail Week)

Almost 40% of Brits pay for a retail subscription service.
(Essential Retail)

Asda partners with toy specialist The Entertainer.

Mondelēz To Test Digital Watermarks For Recycling Packaging Materials.
(ESM Magazine)

Irish retail firms migrate online as Covid fuels ecommerce.

Gousto partners with Living DNA to provide ancestry-based recipe inspiration.

Nielsen: COVID-19 has flipped value proposition of omnichannel for consumers.
(Produce Business UK)

Christmas shopping is expected to start earlier than usual in 2020, with international online sales predicted to increase by 120% year-on-year in October.
(Essential Retail)

Digital rush: How the pandemic made Shopmatic a profitable business.
(Economic Times)

It’s important the delivery experience is not only stress free but engaging the end user.
(Post & Parcel)

James Minter

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


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