The Growth 2000 performance index benchmarks the retailcraft of the largest 2000 retailers in the UK outside of the Top500, measuring the areas of Search, Mobile, Delivery, and Social. The index takes the customer's perspective to see whether and how these companies are positioned to grow. Some are brands selling direct-to-customer for the first time; others are niche or regional retailers with a strong appeal within their target demographics; while still others are international retailers looking to expand their customer base in the UK.
The UK is the third most shopped market for international online purchases, topped only by China and the US – while more than two thirds (68%) of shoppers surveyed made ecommerce purchases outside their home country in 2020
Testament to the power of second-hand fashion, Vestiaire Collective – the leading global platform for desirable second-hand fashion – has raised €178 million in new financing, backed by global French luxury group Kering and US investment firm Tiger Global Management