Ecommerce News Roundup 26 October 2020 | Hannington Tame
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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 26 October 2020

Good News Stories This week…

G-Star uses App Clips to bring instant app experiences without the download to enhance in-store shopping.
(Internet Retailing)

P&G to grow DTC presence as ecommerce sales jump 50%.
(ConsumerGoods.com)

Handbag maker Hermes echoes luxury sales rebound amid online surge.
(Reuters)

Reckitt lifts sales view as coronavirus spurs demand for Dettol, Lysol.
(Reuters)

Iceland ramps up same-day delivery plans with ‘Swift’ trademark.
(Retail Week)

Gear4music raises profit outlook after sales smash £70m.
(Retail Gazette)

VF (the North Face and Vans parent) returns to profitability, ventures projections is clawing its way back amid the coronavirus.
(WWD)

Waitrose extends “hugely popular” Deliveroo trial to 24 more stores.
(Charged Retail)

Heinz takes its online DTC operation to Ireland.
(Essential Retail)

Fender breaks ecommerce records with ‘Play Through’ online music lessons.
(Retail Touchpoints)

Geek Retreat: Retailer of ‘all things geeky’ to open 100 new shops.
(BBC)

John Lewis Partnership expands click & collect service to all stores.
(The Grocer)

Sweaty Betty and Nespresso customers can now collect online orders from John Lewis.
(Charged Retail)

Covid-19 accelerates ecommerce adoption in Ireland among 55-65s while all age groups opt for cashless
(IrishTechNews)

Former Flybe owner strikes deal to buy it back.
(The Times)

The forklift truck drivers who never leave their desks.
(BBC)

WineDirect Unveils 2020 Report Spotlighting Major Developments in DTC Ecommerce Amidst Holiday Season.
(WineIndustryAdvisor)

Fashion’s Pivot to E-commerce and the Future.
(WWD)

Going, going, gone: COVID-19 boosts online art auctions.
(Outlook – The News Scroll)

Is it time for brands to get connected? Why smart packaging is having a moment.
(The Drum)

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has signed a deal to work alongside the Expedia Group in a hope to drive a recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
(Breaking Travel News)

Zalando seeks right fit with deal to buy body scanning startup.
(Fashion Network)

ShopUp raises $22.5 million to digitize millions of mom-and-pop shops in Bangladesh.
(TechCrunch)

Google wants YouTube to become a major ecommerce platform.
(TechRadar)

HERO® Continues Expansion Into Japan in Partnership With Transcosmos Inc.
(Hero)

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba is expanding its brick-and-mortar empire.
(Fortune)

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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