02 Aug The Ecommerce News Roundup – 2 August 2021
It’s been quite a week.
Team GB have now won 47 Olympic medals – 14 of them golds – and as a nation we’re now sitting 5th on the league table.
We’ve witnessed sporting heavyweights and debutants win medals and we’ve seen favourites fall; there’s been elation and there’s been pain, but what has been most impressive has been watching every athlete take it to the edge of what is possible in their sport.
In fact, when you look at it, it has been a similar story when it comes to how businesses have fared over the past 18 months with behemoths of industry struggling whilst more and more start-ups take on unicorn status. Is there an anecdote about not sitting on your laurels in there somewhere…?
As always, here is this week’s pull of ecommerce and digital news. We’ll be on a break for the next two weeks but back at the end of the month.
UK ECOMMERCE NEWS
Sales surge at Prada as online sales continue “to make a strong contribution with triple-digit growth”.
Dr Martens posts 31% quarterly sales uptick on pre-pandemic levels.
Livingbridge acquires recommerce platform World of Books.
Pets at Home upgrades outlook as sales soar.
Games Workshop confirms £5000 staff bonuses as profits surge 69%.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Mango increases annual forecast on half-year sales jump fuelled by ecommerce.
Carrefour invests in instant-delivery startup Cajoo.
ThredUp acquires Remix, debuts European expansion.
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14% more ecommerce companies in Ukraine since 2019.
Ebay is launching Amazon-style end-to-end fulfilment service in the UK.
Walmart have partnered with Adobe to make the tech behind their Marketplace offering available to other retailers.
Condé Nast College collaborates with online learning platform FutureLearn.
Snap Inc. Posts Best Quarter in 4 Years, With Revenue Up 116% Year Over Year.