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E-commerce News #12 - Positive News from ecommerce

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Beyond the good news that the pubs are now open, it seems that there are a lot of other grounds for optimism this week.  Hopefully we'll be returning to 'normal' shortly, but in the meantime, here's your weekly supply of positive news from the world of ecommerce & business 

Ecommerce & Business News

Waitrose has been rapidly expanding its online business following the end of its partnership with online grocer and technology company Ocado. 
(Essential Retail)

Sainsbury’s first-quarter sales climb as digital revenue more than doubles.
(Retail Week)

Sainsbury's and Argos report bumper Q1 online. 
(Essential Retail)

Beauty brand Coty UK has launched a new shoppable website, offering home delivery through a direct-to-consumer (D2C) service for the first time. 
(Essential Retail)

Topps Tiles has announced a 139% growth in online sales in the 13 weeks ending 27 June 2020.
(Essential Retail)

When one Londoner couldn’t find fresh supermarket veg at the start of the Covid outbreak, he started his own delivery company.
(The Telegraph)

Pets At Home to use digital platform to enhance in-store experience. 
(Essential Retail)

Lloyds Pharmacy will now deliver PPE and medical essentials to customers homes in under 30 minutes amid a new tie-up with Deliveroo. 
(Charged Retail) launches in six more countries across Europe.
(The Grocer)

H&M's online second-hand shop Sellpy launches in Germany.
(Fashion Network)

M&S announces major overhaul of Sparks as “digital first loyalty scheme” in huge digital push.
(Charged Retail)

Mango online turnover jumps 50% thanks to Covid-19 lockdown.
(Retail Gazette)

Hugo Boss to accelerate e-commerce growth over next two years.
(Fashion Network)

Wix Creates Takes Aim at Shopify with Enhanced Ecommerce Solution.
(Multi Channel Merchant)

Stripe the San Francisco-based startup rolls out a pair of new products and changes aimed at helping customers manage subscriptions and increase their ability to pay with international bank debits. 

Opportunity meets preparation: How L’Oréal withstood the COVID-19 crisis in the SEA region.
(Cosmetics Design Asia)

Shift to eCommerce continues despite physical store reopenings. 
(Essential Retail / IMRG)

Google brings free product listings to search during Covid-19 ecommerce boom. 

The pandemic has not only tested Walgreens' operating model and stock levels – it’s also forced the brand to rethink its e-commerce and marketing strategy.
(The Drum)

In the past two decades, ecommerce has altered consumer behaviour and disrupted businesses across the board. 
(Internet Retailing)

Scurri, the software provider that connects and optimises the e-commerce ordering, shipping, and delivery process, has announced a further €1.5 million investment to support continued growth. 
(Post & Parcel)

Lululemon Athletica Inc. said on Monday that it has struck a deal to acquire in-home fitness company Mirror.The $500 million acquisition will allow the athleticwear brand to deliver an interactive workout platform that features live and on-demand classes to new and existing Lululemon customers.
(UK Fashion Network)

Joey Healy’s Eyebrow Studio -  How his online sales have hit new records.

Albuquerque, New Mexico have seen the largest rise in new sellers transitioning to the web due to the coronavirus. The city was followed by Durham, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon in the “top 50” ranking. Other ranked cities include Seattle, Kansas City and San Francisco.

Anti-social robots help to increase coronavirus social distancing.
(Financial Times)

Harley Finkelstein (COO Shopify) thinks Covid has changed retail forever.

Twitch breaks records again in Q2, topping 5B total hours watched.

Will hygiene concerns usher in a new era of touchless tech?
(The Drum)

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