Dunelm on the value of click and collect; Halfords on online growth and store closures; and Card Factory on strong online growth – but falling in-store sales

Dunelm today shows how click and collect and home delivery have helped it make up lost ground while stores are shut during Covid-19 lockdowns. The retailer says its home delivery business has doubled in size since last year, while click and collect has enabled it to replace 30% of sales…

Online sales surge 36% in 2020, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index reveals – Retail Times

Online retail sales grew by +36% in 2020, the highest growth since 2007, the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows.  Online shopping surge Multi-channel retailers were the star performers, boosting annual sales by +57% versus +9.1% growth at pure plays – the first time they have outperformed since 2017.…

Disrupting the Online, Direct-to-Consumer Retail with Dynamic Pricing

Winning Consumers with Dynamic Pricing for DTC Brands In the last decade, with the growth of eCommerce, DTC or direct-to-consumer retail has gained momentum. Infact, today there are more than 400 DTC brands disrupting the retail model, offering a more personalized user experience, and winning customers and market share. It…

Pandemic-fuelled online growth and Brexit uncertainty lead to record take-up of logistics space in 2020

Fast online growth and Brexit uncertainty has led to record take-up of logistics space in 2020, new analysis suggests.   Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield predicts that by the end of this year, nearly 50m sq ft of UK logistics space will have been taken up during a…

The Retail Guide To Selling To The 2020 Online Shopper

The year 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for retailers, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting global businesses and pushing economies into recession, tit-for-tat tariffs, growing counterfeit market and the accelerated adoption of e-commerce shopping. The onset of the pandemic resulted in the enforcement of home quarantines and lockdowns across countries,…

Evans to continue to trade online after £23m sale to plus-size specialist City Chic

Image: Screenshot of Evans.co.uk The Evans brand will continue to trade online, following news today of its sale to plus-size specialist City Chic for about £23m.   Arcadia administrators Deloitte announced the sale of the plus-size brand’s ecommerce and wholesale business to the City Chic Collective this morning – and…

Brits plan to splash out £2.7bn online in festive sales – Retail Times

Brits are planning to splash out £2.7bn in this year’s post-Christmas sales in a bid to treat friends and family, as well as themselves, after a challenging 2020. New research from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, reveals that UK shoppers plan to spend an…