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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 25 January 2021

The best news so far seems to be that we are nicely over this current peak in infections and this is even beginning to show up in hospitalisations, and the vaccination programme is going impressively well despite the media trying to find endless flaws and bad news stories.The government finally seem to be getting a grip on trying to stop people flying into the country willy nilly… so all going in the right direction. And in a final plus  – there is distinctly more daylight around!

Meanwhile the ecommerce good news stories keep rolling in – see below for the latest batch and as always, do get in touch, even if it is just for a quick chat and a catch up.

UK ECOMMERCE

Fast ecommerce growth at The Works spurs further multichannel investment.
(Internet Retailing)

Small Scots businesses are moving online to avoid closures and seeing benefits.
(The National Scot)

John Lewis raises profit forecast after resilient Christmas performance.
(Retail Week)

Hunter posts 88 percent rise in Q4 online sales.
(Fashion United)

Hermes delivered 250 million more parcels last year amid ecommerce boom.
(Charged Retail)

Burberry has posted a spike in online sales during the golden quarter as it hailed “good progress” on its transformation strategy.
(Retail Week)

Dixons Carphone has posted an increase in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period.
(Retail Week)

Wolf & Badger online sales rocket.
(Drapers)

Rapha freewheels through the pandemic as cycling demand booms.
(Fashion Network)

Hotel Chocolat sales climb as digital initiatives accelerated.
(Retail Week)

Victoria Beckham’s Sales Returned to Growth in 2019.
(Business of Fashion)

Seasalt sales rise as it expects “higher percentage of digital sales” this year.
(Retail Gazette)

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE

China, U.S. to fuel Remy Cointreau recovery after strong third quarter.
(Reuters)

Kroger is testing a new Smart Cart that lets shoppers skip the checkout line.
(Forbes)

YouTube is testing new shopping features allowing creators to sell to fans.
(Charged Retail)

InPost rolls out digital receipts to make them as “contact free as possible”.
(Charged Retail)

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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