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UK & International Ecommerce News Roundup - 02 August 2021

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It's been quite a week.  

Team GB have (so far) won 47 Olympic medals (& counting) and as a nation we're now sitting 5th on the league table. 

We've witnessed sporting heavyweights and debutants win medals and we've seen favourites fall; there's been elation and there's been pain, but what has been most impressive has been watching every athlete take it to the edge of what is possible in their sport.

In fact, when you look at it, it has been a similar story when it comes to how businesses have fared over the past 18 months with behemoths of industry struggling whilst more and more start-ups take on unicorn status. Is there an anecdote about not sitting on your laurels in there somewhere...?

As always, here is this week's pull of ecommerce and digital news.  We'll be on a break for the next two weeks but back at the end of the month.



Sales surge at Prada as online sales continue "to make a strong contribution with triple-digit growth”.
(Retail Gazette)

Dr Martens posts 31% quarterly sales uptick on pre-pandemic levels.
(Retail Gazette)

Livingbridge acquires recommerce platform World of Books.

Pets at Home upgrades outlook as sales soar.
(Retail Week)

Games Workshop confirms £5000 staff bonuses as profits surge 69%.
(Retail Gazette)



Mango increases annual forecast on half-year sales jump fuelled by ecommerce.
(Fashion Network)

Carrefour invests in instant-delivery startup Cajoo.
(Ecommerce News)

ThredUp acquires Remix, debuts European expansion.
(UK Fashion Network)

14% more ecommerce companies in Ukraine since 2019.
(Ecommerce News)



Ebay is launching Amazon-style end-to-end fulfilment service in the UK.
(Charged Retail)

Walmart have partnered with Adobe to make the tech behind their Marketplace offering available to other retailers.
(Exchange Wire)

Condé Nast College collaborates with online learning platform FutureLearn.
(Fashion United)

Snap Inc. Posts Best Quarter in 4 Years, With Revenue Up 116% Year Over Year.

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