On December 7th, Umamicart, an online grocery store platform in the United States, announced that it had received $6 million in seed round financing. M13 and FJ Labs jointly led this financing round with Picus Capital, Starting Line, Golden Ventures, First Minute Capital, and Goldhouse Ventures.
42% of consumers plan to shop on "Black Friday." 90% of consumers plan to buy goods on "Black Friday," and 50% of the purchase on "Cyber Monday". During the "Black Friday" period, 48% of consumers plan to buy online only, 41% plan to purchase in-store and online, and 11% plan to buy in-store only.
On January 10th, according to Apptopia, Shopee became the most downloaded shopping application in the world in 2021, with download counts of 203 million, ranking first among shopping applications. Fast fashion eCommerce SHEIN ranks second with 190 million download counts, a 70% increase from 2020.
On December 27th, Mastercard's "spending pulse" market survey said that US holiday sales in 2021 increased by 8.5% compared to last year, becoming the largest annual increase in 17 years.
The company expects to start formal mass production in February next year to meet India's domestic and export needs. The iPhone 13 series, the iPhone 13, is the most sold model in India, and Apple does not plan to produce the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max in the country.
On December 17, Maersk announced it had reached an international supply chain management partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever, which would take effect from 2022.
The survey shows that nearly 69 million American households are expected to purchase groceries through online channels, an increase of 15% over November 2020. In addition, the average online grocery order value in the United States in November was US$71.12, slightly higher than the US$70.65 in October.
On December 13th, in an interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook brought more information about the Cupertino technology giant, not only about the latest smartphones, tablets, accessories, and computers.
On December 11th, the American social networking site Pinterest announced that the company had acquired the video creation and editing application Vochi. Pinterest hopes to expand its platform content and functions to attract more creators.