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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 8 March 2021

We’ve made it!

We’ve reached the first step in the Governments roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions in England as all school pupils return to the classroom this week and care home residents can now receive a single visitor.

BoJo’s gradual reopening of the country and easing of restrictions is set to kick-start the economy over the coming four or more months and we for one can’t wait for the ‘Rule of Six’ to return at the end of March so we can see our friends and family again; but perhaps what is more important to many will be the reopening of non-essential shops mid April helping numerous businesses spring back to life.

…and finally, as online retail sales have yet again hit “new records”, here’s our pick of top good news stories for you to enjoy.

ECOMMERCE NEWS UK

Fruugo has been listed as the second fastest-growing e-commerce site in the UK.
(Tamebay)

M&S doubles international online operations in latest digital push.
(Charged Retail)

Pukka Pies sets out £4.5m bakery investment as it eyes further growth.
(The Grocer)

Ocado launches first ever “state-of-the-art” mini fulfilment centre.
(Charged Retail)

The Post Office enters landmark click & collect partnership with Amazon.
(Charged Retail)

Homebase, Boohoo, The Fragrance Shop among the first customers for new buy-now-pay-later entrant to the UK market.
(Internet Retailing)

Dobbies bucks retail trend as sales reach £252m amid lockdown.
(Retail Gazette)

Bookshop.org ecommerce platform is ‘saviour’ for The Book Warren in Willingham.
(Cambridge Independent)

ShopAppy officially launches a new virtual marketplace for the town’s independent shops and businesses.
Penarth Nub News

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE

Saks Fifth Avenue owner spins e-commerce site into separate business.
(CNBC)

Ralph Lauren launches first rental subscription service.
(Fashion Network)

Vroom: Consumer Demand For Used Cars Eclipses Pre-COVID Levels.
(PYMNTS)

Gap projects return to growth with Old Navy and Athleta’s help.
(Fashion Network)

Berlin Brands Group’s sales grew 54% to €335 million.
(Ecommerce News)

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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