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UK & International Ecommerce & Digital News - 23 August 21

27 August 2021

Whether you've had a staycation or been abroad, we hope you've managed to enjoy some time off over the past few weeks to catch up and re-set before having to think about your next work project (or worse - getting the kids ready to go back to school)! 

... and if you're still looking forward to your break, well, we're just jealous!

In the spirit of taking a break, why not take 5 minutes to enjoy this week's ecommerce & digital news roundup.


UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

Boots and Deliveroo to pilot on-demand beauty delivery.
(Retail Week)


Sales at Hotter Shoes rise, driven by online and offline purchases.
(Retail Gazette)


Amazon sellers make up 5.5% of UK’s retail sales.
(Ecommerce News)
 

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Björn Borg posts Q2 profit, sales up 10% with e-commerce seeing an increase of 12.6%.
(Fashion United)


Amazon ‘plans department stores’ in US.
(Drapers)


China's JD.com adds record new users in Q2 amid regulatory tightening.
(ESM)


B-Glowing Experiences Rapid Sales Growth In Second Quarter Of 2021.
(Yahoo Finance)
 

DIGITAL NEWS

PayPal launches crypto buying and selling in the UK.
(Reuters)


JD links with Nike, TikTok for UK's first virtual shoe try-on.
(UK Fashion Network)


Ocado poaches ex-Amazon AI and robotics expert to help “make the most” of its tech.
(Charged Retail)


In growing battle with TikTok, Facebook to test ‘Facebook Reels’ in the US
(TechCrunch)

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