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Takeaway confirms bid for Just Eat

Takeaway.com

Dutch food delivery group Takeaway has confirmed it wants to acquire its British competitor Just Eat. If Just Eat and Takeaway successfully end talks, the combined company will be one of the largest food delivery companies in the world. Continue reading

UK consumers want better info around sustainable purchases

Environment

Consumers in the United Kingdom want greater transparency and product information around sustainable purchases. Almost two thirds of young consumers would even reconsider their purchasing decision if retailers better communicated the impact they have on the environment. Continue reading

UK design marketplace Opumo raises €1.33 million

Opumo

Opumo, a British online department store with design-led products from around the world, has raised 1.2 million pounds (1.33 million euros). The successful round of investment happened thanks to Danish fund North-East Venture and a crowd raise from over 400 customers. Continue reading

‘Ecommerce UK accounts for 53% of retail sales by 2028’

The United Kingdom (UK)

Ecommerce in the United Kingdom will account for 53 percent of the country’s total retail sales by 2028. Factors powering this online growth are the fact Generation Z and Millennials will be half of the adult population in ten years, faster, cheaper and in-home delivery and fewer physical stores. Continue reading

‘Most retailers unaware of impact of delivery options’

Free delivery

The majority of UK retailers are not aware of the impact and value that delivery options have. Three out of four consumers leave their shopping card because they don’t like the delivery options, while 47 percent of retailer don’t even know their cart abandonment rate or why consumers leave their online store. Continue reading

Amazon Business Prime launches in the United Kingdom

Amazon Business Prime

Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Business Prime in the United Kingdom. The new service offers one membership for a company’s business account and gives access to Prime delivery benefits like unlimited one-day, same-day and nominated-day delivery. Continue reading

Zero-waste online supermarket Good Club raises €450k

Zero-waste online supermarket Good Club

Online supermarket Good Club from the UK has successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign to raise 400,000 pounds. The grocer has the ambition to become the world’s first zero-waste online supermarket. With the money, Good Club wants to try out reusable product packaging. Continue reading

Boohoo Group’s sales grow 48 percent

Online fashion retailer Boohoo

Boohoo Group has had a better year than expected. The online fashion retail group, with brands Boohoo, BoohooMan, PrettyLittleThing, MissPap and Nasty Gal, saw its revenue increase to 857 million pounds (962 million euros), which means an increase of 48 percent. Expectations are that Boohoo will pass the billion pounds milestone this year. Continue reading

Ecommerce in UK to reach €200 billion in 2019

The United Kingdom (UK)

The business-to-consumer ecommerce turnover in the United Kingdom is expected to reach over 200 billion euros at the end of this year. That would mean an increase of 14.6 percent compared to the situation last year, when ecommerce in the UK was worth almost 175 billion euros. Continue reading