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The Ecommerce Weekly -11 January 2022

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I never fail to be impressed by the resilience of markets and their ability to adapt. Whilst there have been casualties and many sorry tales of woe, by and large the UK has proved itself to be extraordinarily robust. 

As we roll down the road into 2022, a glance at the rear view mirror shows some wrecks  but the survivors have been stress tested to the extreme and the road ahead looks smooth, at least for now. 

But for now, sit back and enjoy our latest ecommerce & digital newsletter!

"Britain is set to unleash a wave of economic growth by unlocking a well of untapped digital innovation... the digital economy… is a huge opportunity for us. We have one of the most vibrant tech ecosystems anywhere in the world...”

(Rishi Sunak, Chancellor) 


Specsavers announces CGI online tool.
(Charged Retail)

H&M launches its first ever virtual fashion collection.
(Retail Gazette)

Waitrose and Mindful Chef partner in co-branded recipe box kit.
(The Grocer)

Decathlon online revenue rises.
(Retail Gazette)

Online meal planning app Lollipop ties up with Sainsbury’s for launch.
(Charged Retail)

Milk & More to become standalone business.
(This Is Money)

Made posts strong sales growth as it expands marketplace offering.
(The Retail Bulletin)

Whole Foods Market launches online hub.
(Charged Retail)

Losses narrow at Boux Avenue.



Pandora posts record annual sales of $3.5bln, Q4 results above forecast.
(Fashion Network)

Gymshark launches first US marketing campaign.
(Retail Gazette)

Sony reveals next-gen virtual reality gaming system.
(Charged Retail)

P&G takes first step into the metaverse with BeautySphere.
(Marketing Dive)

Shiseido inks partnership deal with WeChat tech giant Tencent.
(Cosmetics Business)

Walmart to double down on its home grocery delivery service.
(Charged Retail)

China launches digital wallet to boost its official digital currency usage.
(Charged Retail)



TikTok dethrones Google as most-visited website.
(Marketing Dive)

Instagram launches initial test of algorithm-free, reverse chronological feed options in-stream.
(Social Media Today)

Yahoo builds out shoppable ad tech with MikMak deal.
(Marketing Dive)

Twitter tests new topics bar.
(Social Media Today)

Twitch may just become a new frontier for beauty audience engagement.
(Beauty Matter)

Dr Martens unveils social-first campaign to champion emerging creative talent.
(The Drum)



Fitness tech company Myzone hits USD102m valuation after BGF investment.
(Private Equity Wire)

Online meal maker Gousto raises $150m fresh funding.
(City AM)

Mamaearth becomes the first unicorn of 2022.
(Tech Story)

HR tech startup PayFit becomes Europe's first unicorn of 2022.

Plus and Coop merge to form new cooperative.

The Container Store acquires Closet Works for $21.5M.
(Retail Dive)

Tencent takes stake in fintech bank Monzo.
(Charged Retail)

London’s Purple Dot raises €3.5 million.
(EU Start-ups)

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