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The Ecommerce Weekly - 11 April 2022

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It's been another busy week of happenings in ecommerce and digital, and the question on many people's lips is what is Elon Musk going to do with Twitter, why isn't he joining the board.. and what will the existing board do about it?  We think this will continue to run over the coming week's as we learn more.

So whilst you ponder on that, here's the past week's ecommerce news to enjoy over the Easter bank holiday. Here's hoping for a lovely sunny one!

"Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.”

(Audrey Hepburn)

UK ECOMMERCE NEWS - Primark, Cazoo, Secret Sales...

UK Ecommerce Newsletter

Primark launches new customer-facing website.
(Retail Week)

Cazoo announces record financial results.
(Business Wire)

Pandora launches global hub in London.
(Retail Gazette)

Sosandar extends Next tie-up and partners with Very after 'milestone year'.
(Retail Week)

Mortorpoint reveals plans to become £1bn ecommerce firm.
(The Business Desk)

SecretSales founder creates jewellery resale site and launches in Selfridges.
(Retail Gazette)

Evri, formally Hermes UK, has begun trialling an e-cargo bike.
(Charged Retail)

Boots extends Price Advantage scheme to online and more products.
(Retail Week)

Mollie Payments for WooCommerce arrives in the UK.


INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS - Lego, Adidas, Skullcandy...

International ecommerce newsletter

Lego and Epic Games team up to build child-friendly metaverse space.
(Marketing Dive)

Macy's to open $584M fulfillment center.
(Retail Dive)

Adidas goes sci-fi with personality-based metaverse avatars.
(Marketing Dive)

Shein finally reaches $100bn valuation mark.
(Charged Retail)

Skullcandy keys into music, self-expression in yearlong social push.
(Marketing Dive)


DIGITAL NEWS - Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Roblox...

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Google Trusted Store badge now live.

Instagram removes in-stream video ad placements.
(Social Media Today)

Snapchat's new AR lens teaches you sign language.

Coke promotes new pixel-flavored cola with Fortnite island.
(Marketing Dive)

Ogilvy will no longer work with influencers who edit their bodies or faces.
(The Drum)

Twitter launches initial test of new 'Unmention' option.
(Social Media Today)

Twitter is working on an edit button.
(Social Media Today)

Chipotle lets Roblox players roll virtual burritos into real food.
(Marketing Dive)

Tencent to shut down its game streaming service.


IN THE MARKETS - Elon Musk, NordVPN, Grover...

In the markets newsletter

Elon Musk takes 9.2% stake in Twitter after hinting at shake-up.

NordVPN raises $100 million and becomes a unicorn.

Aurelius completes acquisition of McKesson UK.

Digital fashion house The Fabricant raises 14 million dollars.
(Fashion United)

Walmart owned Flipkart raises IPO valuation target to $60-70 bn.
(Charged Retail)

UK-Based startup Regulatory Genome picks up over €5.49 million.
(EU Startups)

Grover, Berlin’s tech subscription scaleup, raises €302M.
(Silicon Canals)

Packfleet raises £8m for ‘Deliveroo for packages’ platform.
(UK Tech News) raises $100 million at $1.2 billion valuation.

African tech sector Is sprouting unicorns.

Amenitiz gets $30M for SaaS ‘Shopify for hotels’.

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