M Ryan

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M Ryan is an ecommerce consultant with twenty years experience working with retailers, consumer brand manufacturers and other consumer-facing businesses helping them to develop their ecommerce strategy, implement ecommerce technology and improve their ecommerce operations. He works extensively throughout US and Europe, with clients including global brands, large retailers and household names in consumer goods.

Sitecore acquires Boxever and Four51

March 3, 2021. Sitecore, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced it has acquired Boxever and Four51. This follows the announcement of a $1.2bn investment in Sitecore, albeit from an unknown source. Boxever, based on the banks of the Liffey in Dublin, Ireland,…

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Instacart raises $265m at $39bn valuation

March 2nd, 2021. Instacart has raised $265m from its existing investors at a $39bn valuation. This comes ahead of a widely expected, but as yet unannounced, IPO. Nick Giovanni, Instacart CFO, is quoted in the announcement as saying "grocery is the world's largest retail category…

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Sprouts Farmers Market reduces Instacart reliance

February 26th, 2021. Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM) has announced its full year 2020 financial results, with annual sales up 15% to $6.5bn. Their ecommerce sales grew by 290% compared to 2019, to 11% of Q4 revenue, with 15% of those online sales now through…

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WYND appoints Jean Lecomte as General Manager

February 26th, 2021. WYND, a member of our order management systems (OMS) shortlist, has appointed Jean Lecomte as General Manager. Lecomte, who has a Masters Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, was previously leading digital systems at Carrefour (EPA: CA), the French…

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BigCommerce integrates with Walmart marketplace

February 24th, 2021. BigCommerce, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced its solution now enables its merchants to list products for sale on the Walmart marketplace. Its press release BigCommerce described one of its merchants, Vitabox, a seller of vitamins, personal care and…

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