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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 22 March 2021

It has been reported that us Brits spend more than £5bn a year on high street coffee. I for one am missing my daily dose of caffeine and can’t wait for my favourite cafe’s to open on 12th April

The tech sector has recently seen pre-pandemic levels of hiring return and is now turning to the Government’s Kickstart scheme to encourage under 24s into the sector. Given the widening digital skills gap, this seems like a great way for us to encourage and nurture the next generation of digital talent.

… and finally, below are some of the best stories from ecommerce in the past week – we hope you enjoy!

UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

Farmison profits from surge in online shopping in best-ever year.
(The Grocer)

Online growth helps Portmeirion revenues.
(UK Investor Magazine)

Snapchat has shored up its ecommerce offerings with the acquisition of Fit Analytics.
(Verdict)

N Brown to launch third-party brands.
(Retail Gazette)

Homebase launches refreshed website.
(Retail Gazette)

Next aims to become “Ocado of fashion” after extending its online platform to host smaller brands.
(Retail Gazette)

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Burberry launches virtual interactive replica of its flagship Tokyo store.
(Charged Retail)

US ecommerce could be a trillion-dollar market by 2022.
(Tech Radar)

Mars Wrigley’s growth plans for ecommerce.
(Marketing Week)

Zalando plans to account for 10% of all EU fashion sales by 2025 as sales skyrocket.
(Charged Retail)

URBN tests a paid premium membership model.
(Glossy)

Social ecommerce platform market is booming across globe.
(Industry Today)

James Minter
jamesminter@hanningtontame.com


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