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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 21 March 2022

The end is nigh… but in the meantime there are a lot of clients looking to bolster their ecommerce teams.

Please do get in touch if you’d like to keep us up-to-date with how you are getting on and/or you are looking for a fresh challenge.

As always, here is our usual selection of the best ecommerce and digital marketing news from the past week for you to enjoy.

``Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.``
(John D. Rockefeller)

UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

Good Food Group debuts new digital platform.
(Charged Retail)

Aston Martin gives control of its brand to TikTok creators.
(The Drum)

WorldFirst launched £100 mln growth package for UK ecommerce businesses.
(The Paypers)

Currys launches Cash for Trash tech recycling scheme.
(Charged Retail)

Playter bringing BNPL to the B2B space.
(Finextra)

Feelunique teams up with RangeMe to increase supplier reach.
(Charged Retail)

 

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Slack launches $100Mn ‘Slack Fund III’ to invest in ‘future of work’.
(The Tech Portal)

Land’s End global ecommerce net revenue increased 5.3% driven by U.S.
(Fashion United)

Rihanna plans to bring her Fenty Beauty empire to the metaverse.
(Charged Retail)

eBay creates digital wallet.
(Retail Dive)

H&M to sell external fashion brands for first time.
(Retail Gazette)

Macy’s unveils new Own Your Style brand platform.
(Marketing Dive)

Heineken parodies metaverse with virtual brew.
(Marketing Dive)

Airbnb explores crypto payments.
(Bitcoin News)

 

DIGITAL NEWS

NFTs will be on Instagram soon, according to Mark Zuckerberg.
(The Verge)

Pinterest now allows users to share idea Pins on other Platforms.
(Social Media Today)

Lacoste unveils Minecraft collaboration.
(Charged Retail)

Google launches ‘Related Search for Content’ ads to aid on-site engagement.
(Social Media Today)

Instacart adds shoppable recipe tool to TikTok.
(Marketing Dive)

Snapchat adds ‘Custom Landmarkers’ to build location-linked AR experiences.
(Social Media Today)

Rapid grocer Getir has closed a $768m funding round.
(The Grocer)

 

IN THE MARKETS

PZ Cussons acquires Childs Farm in a 36.8-million-pound deal.
(Fashion United)

Vestiaire Collective is buying resale platform Tradesy.
(Business of Fashion)

Reliance Retail acquires majority stake in D2C brand Clovia for $125 million.
(TechCrunch)

Asda lines up to begin £7bn bid for Boots – Retail Gazette.
(Charged Retail)

Endless acquires Yorkshire Premier Meat | Real Deals.
(Real Deals)

Amazon.com officially closes £6.5bn deal to buy MGM.
(Charged Retail)

Private equity firm Sycamore eyes Ted Baker takeover.
(Retail Week)

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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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