Tag Archives: COVID-19

Adobe Research Adds Weight to Selling Via Marketplaces

Last week Adobe Research reported via a press release the significance of marketplaces over retailers own websites in the UK. Of the 67% found to have purchased online between March and June 2020 (lock-down data!) over half of them, 57%, purchased from a marketplace seller compared to retailers own websites …

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Walmart CEO Updates on how they are Responding to the Pandemic

Yesterday on America’s NBC Today show Doug McMillon, Walmart’s CEO, gave an update on how they are responding to the on-going pandemic. While paying tribute to their front line workers and to those in manufacturing keeping the supply chain open he also, at the end of the interview, gave some …

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Growing and Declining Categories During March 2020

I’ve added a few news items around those categories doing well lately as I’m keen to express that it’s not all gloom and doom online. Yes, many retailers are struggling but also many are doing well. As always in times of hardship, there are winners and losers. Helpfully Salckline, a …

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Home Games Category Growth during COVID-19 Lockdown

The global research firm NPD reported today on the huge growth of boardgames and Jigsaws in the UK, and we know incidentally across Europe. It’s a bit of positive news showing that even in the worst of times there can be some upside, not only for retailers but also for …

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COVID-19 Impact on eCommerce in CEE

Monkey Data releases dedicated site dentifying shifts in category purchases and overall data regarding eCommerce sales in Central and Eastern Europe. It can be found at https://ecomcovid19.com/ eCommerce sales are doing relatively well at present in this region with large jumps in Childrens Goods, Health and Chemist categories. Other categories …

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COVID-19 Impact on Fashion Indicated by Bangladesh Numbers

Bangladesh is the worlds second largest exporter of clothing after China. In an interview with CNBC Bangladesh’s Commerce minster Tipu Munshi, it was reveled there have already been $2.6 Bn worth of orders cancelled with further cancellations expected. While this is an issue for the Bangladesh economy, garments are a …

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