21 Jun 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
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.
Boohoo sales rise 32% in latest quarter.
UK BUSINESS NEWS
Halfords drives profit growth as it accelerates transformation.
N Brown returns to revenue growth.
Dr Martens’ sales and profits rise in IPO year.
Unilever to acquire Paula’s Choice from TA Associates.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Urban Outfitters and J. Crew open websites to third-party sellers, hoping to win new shoppers.
LVMH enters “unprecedented” tie-up with Google Cloud to build AI solutions across its brands.
Stella Artois takes a punt on virtual horse racing as esports metaverse craze takes hold.
Ebay sells of Korean arm for $3.1bn as it continues radical consolidation.
Polish fintech Booste raises funds to enter Irish market.
Klarna launches Comparison Shopping Service.
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.