M Ryan

M Ryan (106)

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.

MAKRO has selected Spryker ecommerce platform

March 10th, 2021. Spryker, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist in the regional category, has announced Belgian food retailer MAKRO Cash & Carry will be implementing Spryker Cloud Commerce OS for its upcoming ecommerce store. This is Spryker's first customer in Belgium. Peter de…

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Optimizely / Episerver - Company & Product Analysis

Optimizely, the name that Episerver will adopt from September 2021, is a software company whose products include a content management system (CMS), two ecommerce platforms and an A/B testing suite. Optimizely also has US offices in Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN (the former home of its…

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Ucommerce releases v9.4, enhancing scalability, search

March 4th, 2021. Ucommerce, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist in the "regional" category, has released version 9.4 of its software - a headless ecommerce platform with strong support for storefronts built using CMS solutions Sitecore, Sitefinity and Umbraco. Version 9.4 provides the management…

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Sitecore acquires Boxever and Four51

March 3rd, 2021. Sitecore, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced it has acquired CDP company Boxever and B2B ecommerce platform company Four51. This follows the announcement of a $1.2bn investment in Sitecore, albeit from an unknown source. Boxever, based on the banks…

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VTEX announces Blade HQ as new customer win

March 3rd, 2021. VTEX, a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist, has announced a new customer win - Blade HQ, a retailer of high-end LEO Combat, military and collectible folding knives. Mark Christensen, CEO of Blade HQ since May 2016 and 11 years with the…

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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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