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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 21 June 2021

BoJo has said that the Covid restrictions in England are still “looking good” for easing on 19th July.  This is good news indeed (especially if it actually happens this time).

It has also been suggested that holiday makers with both Covid vaccine doses may not have to quarantine from August, opening up further possibilities for travel this summer.

… and would you believe that a rare orchid, which was thought to have disappeared from the UK, has been discovered on the roof of an office building in the City of London, and white-tailed eagles have been spotted at Loch Lomond for the first time in over a century!

Surely that gives us a lot to celebrate this week.

As always, here’s your dose of ecommerce & business news from the past week to enjoy!

UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

Tesco ecommerce grows 22% after lockdown expansion
(Internet Retailing)

Carwow snaps up used car platform Wizzle to create all-in-one online buying and selling service.
(Car Dealer Magazine)

BNPL provider LayBuy launches “Tap to Pay” digital card in the UK.
(Charged Retail)

Boohoo sales rise 32% in latest quarter.
(Retail Gazette)

UK BUSINESS NEWS

Halfords drives profit growth as it accelerates transformation.
(Retail Week)

N Brown returns to revenue growth.
(Drapers Online)

Dr Martens’ sales and profits rise in IPO year.
(Retail Week)

Unilever to acquire Paula’s Choice from TA Associates.
(Cosmetics Business)

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Urban Outfitters and J. Crew open websites to third-party sellers, hoping to win new shoppers.
(CNBC)

LVMH enters “unprecedented” tie-up with Google Cloud to build AI solutions across its brands.
(Charged Retail)

Stella Artois takes a punt on virtual horse racing as esports metaverse craze takes hold.
(The Drum)

Ebay sells of Korean arm for $3.1bn as it continues radical consolidation.
(Charged Retail)

Polish fintech Booste raises funds to enter Irish market.
(Irish Times)

Klarna launches Comparison Shopping Service.
(Ecommerce News)

SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

Facebook Launches Sponsored Chat Themes, Payment QR Codes and Quick Replies for Messenger.
(Social Media Today)

Facebook will start putting ads in Oculus Quest apps.
(The Verge)

James Minter
jamesminter@hanningtontame.com

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



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