The retail technology week in numbers
5…The UK and Japan, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are the top five mobile e-commerce leaders in the world, according to research by Criteo which analysed individual browsing and purchasing data from over 5,000 retailers, in more than 80 countries, during Q2 2018.
90.72% of the retail industry is not compliant with the PCI DSS standards, according to a new report from SecurityScorecard.
24…Health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson Group, is rolling out a new VIP loyalty programme worldwide, with plans to extend to all of its 24 markets by early 2019.
10%...UK online retail sales held steady this August, as shopper spending achieved 12.8% growth year-on-year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. This was in line with the three and twelve month rolling averages of +12.8% and +12.9%, but below the three-month average of +15.3%.
M-retail growth, however, hit an all-time low of 10% YoY. While smartphones came in at 26.7%, it was the lowest growth since September 2014, and a significant drop on last August’s 53.6%. Multi-channel m-retail only just stayed above water with 1% YoY growth, while online-only m-retail was up 15% YoY.
10…With the news this week of Tesco announcing its new brand and stores, Jack's, IGD has released the top 10 stats that you need to know about the UK discount channel.
1,500…Waitrose has teamed with On the dot to launch a rapid delivery service in selected London postcodes (SW5, SW6 , SW10, WC1, WC2, EC1, CR5 and CR8).
This will use cargo bikes as well as vans to reduce emissions. Customers in these areas will be able to choose up to 20 items from more than 1,500 products at rapid.waitrose.com.
350%...Contact centre fraud attacks have increased by 350% over the last four years, with the most targeted sectors being retail, insurance and banking, according to research by Pindrop.
$7.4 million…E-commerce personalisation and AI venture, Nosto, has closed a funding round totalling $7.4 million led by European investment companies Tesi, Open Ocean and Idinvest
3…JD.com is sponsoring three Chinese London-based designers, Huishan Zhang, Xuzhi Chen and Xiao Li, to launch sales of their designs on its JDesigner Boutique platform, which made its debut in June.
$15 million…Retail finance platform venture, Divido, has raised $15 million in a Series A round. Investors included Amex Ventures, Mastercard, Dawn Capital and DN Capital.
187…Asda is to install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets as it looks to reduce energy consumption from refrigeration and slash CO2 emissions.
$37 million…Blippar, an augmented reality and computer vision startup whose clients include Coca-Cola and Nestle, has pulled in $37 million in a funding round led by Candy Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.
97%...Mastercard has announced that almost one in two of its in-store card transactions are now contactless across Europe, with a 97% increase in transactions year-to-date.