18 Oct The Ecommerce News Roundup – 18 October 2021
Apparently the “suit is an endangered garment” according to Sir John Timpson.
Working from home has certainly changed how many of us dress during the day and ‘waist-up’ fashion is more popular than ever, but we should never underestimate the impact of looking ‘sharp’.
We say the suit isn’t dead – it’s merely waiting for its resurrection. A re-birth into something that still ticks the boxes for those that love formality alongside those that yearn for the comfortable.
And when it comes to recruiting, we’d suggest always looking professional – you don’t want to get caught wearing your pjs during your Zoom interview… and yes it does happen!
Here’s something you can do in your pj’s though – check out this week’s ecommerce & digital news.
You’re very welcome!
UK ECOMMERCE NEWS
Just Eat passes one billion UK orders.
Boots’ sales climb driven by post-lockdown online surge.
Tech giant Yandex has announced its grocery arm, Yango Deli, is to launch four dark stores across London.
British online fashion retailer Asos’ FY21 sales jump 20%.
(Fibre to Fashion)
Klarna launches ‘pay now’ feature for UK shoppers.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Uniqlo expects profits to climb within the year as pandemic recovery continues.
Ikea sees online sales soar by 73% as it continues pandemic resurgence.
Ilia approaches $100 million in revenue as it charts monumental growth.
CarDekho, an Indian search and e-commerce platform for new and used cars, has reached unicorn status.
Ocado expands partnership with Kroger to open new fulfilment centre.
Tinder is releasing a new ‘Plus One’ feature to help users find a wedding date.
Google’s saying bye to last-click attribution.
Digital therapeutics part of NHS Scotland services in ‘world-first’ deal.
Gen Zs pick TikTok for Black Friday and Xmas shopping.
(Retail Tech Innovation Hub)
IN THE MARKETS
London-based video ad platform Vidsy picks up £12M funding.
(UK Tech News)
PayPal rival SumUp makes $317m acquisition to take on competitors.
SeatGeek to go public via $1.35 bln deal with Billy Beane-backed SPAC.
Direct-to-consumer Floe Oral Care secures funding.
Activewear Brand Vuori Raises $400 Million In Funding.
(Business of Fashion)
Mindbody acquires ClassPass in all-stock deal and secures $500 million investment.
9fin raises £8M Series A to expand its debt capital arkets intelligence platform to the US.