Superdry parent company Supergroup reported full year results to 30 April 2016, with revenue up 21.3 per cent to £590.1 million and ecommerce responsible 23.1 per cent of that.
British Corner Shop, which describes itself as the online supermarket for expats, is to partner with Waitrose. The retailer is now the first supermarket to sell own-label products through the British Corner Shop website.
Superdrug parent company, A S Watson, has reported online sales up by more than 50 per cent in a year which saw a 62 per cent increase in profits.
While Ocado’s pre-tax profits were up 18 per cent to May 15, slowing growth in online and failure to agree an international tie-up meant analysts were disappointed.
Dixons Carphone chief executive has said the company expects to find “opportunities for additional growth” in the wake of Brexit as it announced a 17 per cent increase in profits.
Despite reporting an increase in profit, shares in Carpetright fell 16 per cent after the retailer warned Brexit could hit consumer confidence and exacerbate the already ‘more challenging’ trading conditions at the start of the year.
Tesco released its latest trading statement admitting that online sales growth had slowed in the first quarter of its financial year, compared to the same time last year. Like for like sales however continued to grow.
Not only that, but this is the fifth month in a row that this has been the case. The contribution of online to overall sales grew as that of stores fell, suggesting a movement away from in-store shopping and towards online. Ecommerce sales of non-food products (accounting for about 55 per cent of all UK retail… Read more »
Euro Car Parts (ECP) has launched a fully-responsive and mobile-optimised website with an investment of £1 million. The new site supports a click and collect service that offers customers the chance to pick up in as little as 15 minutes.
Mobile still dominated discussion at the recent Barcelona Global Ecommerce Summit, but there were two other trends that gained traction. The first is the growing importance of B2B commerce and ways that its challenges can be overcome, and the increasing recognition that effective omnichannel is not just about data, or personalisation, but actually being personal. Whether that’s customer knowledge, brand, mission or one2one contact, the conversation appears to be moving further than simply big data.
Halfords has reported that 12 per cent of sales are now made online. But 90 per cent of these are still collected in store. Halfords said these figures highlight the importance of its store network to its customer service.
The rise of smartphones and the mobile web are having a significant impact on engagement through tablets, according to new data from Global Web Index.