The retail technology week in numbers

The retail technology week in numbers

1,000Co-op customers in Milton Keynes can now have their groceries delivered by a Starship Technologies robot. Between 10-15 are being used and around 1,000 orders have been dispatched in the first month of a trial.

$1.2 billionThe Home Depot is to spend $1.2 billion over the next five years to add 170 distribution facilities, in order to speed up delivery of goods to homes and job sites. It is aiming to reach 90% of the US population with same-day or next-day delivery.

50Nuggets and Poq have made it into Tech London Advocates’ Retail Tech 50 list, which showcases the most interesting and exciting retail technology companies in London. 

46% of UK shoppers plan to spend more this year than last on Father’s Day, with total expenditure on the event forecasted to reach £799 million, according to Savvy.  

$200 millionUS venture, BigCommerce, will open its first European office in London during Q3 2018

The company, which powers e-commerce sites for Sony, Ben & Jerry’s, Toyota and 60,000 other merchants, also has a presence in North America and Asia Pacific. It recently raised $64 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from General Catalyst, GGV Capital and Tenaya Capital. That brought BigCommerce’s total funding to more than $200 million since it was founded in 2009.

5.9 million…Dixons Carphone launched an investigation into a data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal records.

42Jones Bootmaker has implemented Eurostop’s e-pos Touch solution in 42 branches across London and the south east

$40 million…Beam announced its ICO at World Blockchain Forum this week. The token sale will last until Q3 2018 with the aim of raising $40 million. 

71% of UK consumers are most happy online when they are shopping– more so than when they use social media or are watching funny videos, according to research carried out by Rokt, involving 4,000 people worldwide.

30.4% of UK clothing shoppers use social media to inspire their clothing choices, according to GlobalData. 

£1.25 million…Joe Browns has recorded over £1.25 million sales in the opening seven months of trading in its first ever retail store

37% of Brits believe the UK will be a cashless society within the next 10 years, according to Equifax research.

£20 millionPhotobox Group, parent of the Photobox, Moonpig, Hofmann and posterXXL brands, has opened a new £20 million HQ at Herbal House in Clerkenwell, London

$1.2 millionThree people who stole $1.2 million in consumer electronics from Amazon via an elaborate returns scheme have received hefty prison sentences.

87% of the UK’s top retailers risk losing revenue due to poor mobile site performance, according to Visualsoft.

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