Tag Archives: e-commerce

21Jun/20

COVID-19 to add £5.3bn to UK ecommerce in 2020

The surge in online shopping caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to add £5.3bn to UK ecommerce sales this year to make a total of £78.9bn. This is according to analysts at Edge Retail Insight, the global trend forecasting arm of retail insights firm Edge by Ascential, who have updated all pre-existing forecasts to account for the significant long-term impact of COVID-19 on consumer shopping behaviours and preferences. Read more

06Jun/20

Sustainability: Lavazza’s first documentary is a story about women, rebirth and hope

Lavazza has chosen World Environment Day (June 5th) for the launch on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video, initially in Italy, the US and the UK, of the docufilm “Coffee Defenders, a Path from Coca to Coffee”, directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, one of the best-known voices in contemporary Colombian cinema. Read more

11Nov/17

China shopping festival smashes record with $25 bln haul

SHANGHAI, CHINA (NOVEMBER 11 AND 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said that its Singles’ Day sales extravaganza on Saturday’s (November 11) hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world’s biggest shopping event. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Roku shares surge on debut

Shares of the streaming box maker rose about 30 percent minutes after they debuted on the Nasdaq Stock Market Thursday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

28Sep/17

How hackers hack ATMs remotely

Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has published a white paper detailing how hackers can remotely control ATMS. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Equifax data breach exposes personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers

Nearly half of the United States has been impacted by a massive cyber security incident at one of the three largest credit agencies in the country. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Amazon to build $5 bln HQ

Amazon is looking for a location to build its second headquarters in North America that would cost more than $5 billion and house up to 50,000 staff. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

27Jul/17
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin,

Jeff Bezos becomes world’s richest man – Forbes

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2011) (REUTERS) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company’s meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion, Forbes reported on Thursday (July 27). Continue reading

16Apr/17

China’s Alibaba to build cyber Silk Road by creating global e-commerce platforms

China Central Television (CCTV) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has been developing cross-border e-commerce platforms in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, promoting the idea of building a “cyber Silk Road”.
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28Mar/17

Amazon buys Souq.com

The deal will accelerate the company’s entry into the Middle East e-commerce market. Amazon separately launched a drive-in grocery service, as Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading