08 Mar 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.
M&S doubles international online operations in latest digital push.
Pukka Pies sets out £4.5m bakery investment as it eyes further growth.
Ocado launches first ever “state-of-the-art” mini fulfilment centre.
The Post Office enters landmark click & collect partnership with Amazon.
Homebase, Boohoo, The Fragrance Shop among the first customers for new buy-now-pay-later entrant to the UK market.
Dobbies bucks retail trend as sales reach £252m amid lockdown.
Bookshop.org ecommerce platform is ‘saviour’ for The Book Warren in Willingham.
ShopAppy officially launches a new virtual marketplace for the town’s independent shops and businesses.
Penarth Nub News
Saks Fifth Avenue owner spins e-commerce site into separate business.
Ralph Lauren launches first rental subscription service.
Vroom: Consumer Demand For Used Cars Eclipses Pre-COVID Levels.
Gap projects return to growth with Old Navy and Athleta’s help.
Berlin Brands Group’s sales grew 54% to €335 million.