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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 24 May 2021

It has been reported this week that the UK is challenging Silicon Valley with our “new generation of tech unicorns“.

Apparently the UK currently has 91 of these rare beasts, but with an estimated 132 ‘future corns’ in the mix we could be home to 223 over the coming decade.

Impressive stuff!

“These latest figures show the U.K.’s tech scene is booming and I’m delighted to see so many of our stellar scale ups racing to becoming the next $1 billion businesses…”

Oliver Dowden, UK Digital Secretary

We’re not sure how to compete with that, but if you fancy reading some more good news on the subject of ecommerce, see below.


London is now home to 60 unicorns

(Hannington tame)

M&S sees online fashion growth blitz rivals as modernisation pays off.
(Charged Retail)

Drivers can soon sell their cars directly to online retailer Carzam.
(Retail Gazette)

Zilch takes Ffight on the back of online shopping’s lockdown boost.

B&Q owner Kingfisher nails sturdy sales of £3.4bn
(City A.M)

Simba sales skyrocket 295% as Brits invest in sleep during lockdown.
(Retail Gazette)

Cox & Cox has recorded a net revenue increase of 167% in its first quarter.
(Retail Gazette)

Royal Mail sees 300% profit jump thanks to online sales boom.
(Charged Retail)

Dunelm to smash profit forecasts following strong reopening.

(Retail Week)

Topps Tiles back in profit despite a dip in sales.
(Retail Gazette)

EKM earns high accolades in Best Companies survey.
(Business Lancashire)


Foot Locker posts strong sales growth, announces closure of Footaction stores.

Snapchat ramps up ecommerce offering with raft of new AR shopping features.
(Charged Retail)

US market drives Watches of Switzerland’s annual sales growth.
(Retail Gazette)

German luxury e-tailer Mytheresa ups full-year outlook following strong Q3 sales.
(Fashion United)

SIGNA Sports United bets that real sports fans won’t shop at Amazon.

James Minter

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


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