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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 28 July 2020

Good News Stories This week – There has been a lot happening this week and although it’s probably too soon to fully understand the impact of ‘bricks & mortar’ retail store sales over the past few weeks on the world of ecommerce (if any), it’s clear that ecommerce and digital remain the building blocks of business and look to be for the foreseeable.

Amazon is ramping up its online grocery service with the aim of serving millions of shoppers across the UK by the end of 2020.


Carlsberg UK has launched new D2C ecommerce platform.
(Just Drinks)

Kingfisher revenues rise as online sales treble in lockdown. 
(Retail Week)

Delivery firm Hermes to create 10,500 jobs to capitalise on UK ecommerce boom. 
(Retail Week)

John Lewis has announced that customers will be able to pick up orders from over 500 Co-op food stores by the end of the summer.
(Retail Week)

Unilever reports 49% rise in ecommerce sales as shoppers changed buying habits. 
(Internet Retailing)

ACI Worldwide and Three UK partner to combat ecommerce payments fraud. 
(Business Wire)

Whilst total sales from physical locations are lower year-on-year, Hotel Chocolat said digital growth remains very strong.
(Yorkshire Post)

Sorted reports lockdown success with 20 new staff and huge growth in shipments. 
(Prolific North)

Dunkin’ creates new chief digital officer role as it doubles down on tech, mobile offerings.

John Roberts: Why all AO staff – not just bosses – will share our success. 
(Retail Week)

Skechers Beats Wall Street Estimates Despite 42% Sales Slide. 
(Sourcing Journal)

Brooks sprints past the competition as the coronavirus turns more people into runners. 

Personalised stationery company Papier has grown rapidly selling its design-led products online.
(Essential Retail)

What if you could predict what your customers would do next! 
(The Telegraph)

Google just upped its ecommerce game to attract more sellers. 

Proper Snacks sales rise 25% amid expansion and NPD. 
(The Grocer)

UK retail spending rebounds to near pre-lockdown levels. 
(Yahoo Finance)

Walmart has launched a new service allowing Yahoo Mail users to purchase items for home delivery directly from their inbox. 
(Charged Retail)

10 innovative companies trailblazing the way with Retail Technology – evolving ecommerce via digital technology. 

Designer fashion group Armani has announced a project with luxury e-tail player Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) that will result in the closer integration of its digital proposition and global boutiques. 
(Essential Retail)

Saxbys sees big growth in e-commerce as cafes remain closed during pandemic. 
(Biz Journals)

From February to May 2020, Canadian retail e-commerce sales climbed 99.3%. 
(The Deep Dive)

Istanbul-born digital marketing startup Insider secures $32M fund from Silicon Valley.
(Daily Sabah)

3 E-Commerce Stocks Outperforming the Market. 
(Stock News)

Manufacturers adjust to the faster growth of ecommerce. 
(Digital Commerce 360)

Amazon, Flipkart-led e-commerce recovery crosses pre-Covid level; sector’s penetration jumps 1.5% (India) 
(Financial Express), Tencent partner to bring ecommerce to China-based e-sports league.
(The Paypers)

James Minter

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


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