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UK & International Ecommerce News Roundup - 20 September 2021

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Watching the new university student intake ready to embark on at least one (presumably more) years of relaxing and partying ahead of them feels so different to last year's poor freshers experience.

It's great to see that all this 'dangerous' socialising is not making any difference to the numbers of people with the plague.  

Coupled to this is the thoroughly uplifting experience of seeing many of our city centres packed with people spending their hard earned cash.  

Confidence is back and there is money to be spent.

As always, here's your slice of ecommerce & digital news from the past week to enjoy. 


UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

Next to run Gap’s business in UK and Ireland.
(The Guardian)

Wickes lifts profit outlook as demand for DIY continues.
(Retail Gazette)

Co-op plans to hit £200m online sales by end of 2021.
(The Retail Bulletin)

Co-op and Starship Technologies to expand partnership to 500 robots.
(Starship Technologies)

MusicMagpie becomes first seller to hit 10 million feedback mark on Ebay.
(Charge Retail)

Made.com to launch homewares marketplace selling 3rd-party goods.
(Charged Retail)

 

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Avon to become fully “omnichannel” in wake of pandemic.
(Retail Gazette)

Crocs aims to achieve 5 billion dollars revenue target by 2026.
(Fashion United)

Mytheresa reports strong Q4 sales amid continued consumer shift to e-commerce.
(Fashion United)

Southeast Asian e-tailers battle for celebrity endorsements.
(Business of Fashion)

 

DIGITAL NEWS

The Post Office will soon let you buy Bitcoin through its app.
(Charged Retail)

Pinterest Tests New Full-Screen, Vertical Scrolling Feed for Pin Discovery.
(Social Media Today)

Facebook revamps its business tool lineup following threats to its ad targeting business.
(TechCrunch)

 

IN THE MARKETS

World’s leading reusable nappy brand Bambino Mio announces £13m investment.
(BGF)

£127m funding to help Sendcloud deliver UK expansion.
(Business Cloud)

Tradesy Nabs Another $67 Million.
(WWD)

Whatnot raises another $150M for its livestream shopping platform, evolves into a unicorn.
(TechCrunch)

Who Gives a Crap raises $41.5 million in a milestone moment for impact investment.
(Smart Company)

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