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How UK e-commerce sites have changed in the past five years

2006. Daniel Craig’s first James Bond film was released, Steve Irwin died, Italy won the World Cup and “It’s Chico Time” reached number one in the charts: A mixed year. 

But what was happening online, and more specifically, in online retail? In celebration of Econsultancy’s fifth E-commerce Platforms Buyer's Guide, we’ve gone back five years to look at the top UK retail sites as they were then... and how they shape up now. 

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Tesco targets ASOS, chooses Venda for fashion venture

Tesco’s online fashion store is launching this autumn, and Venda has won the lucrative contract to become its e-commerce partner.

Tesco’s move into the world of online fashion comes after excellent recession-busting growth from the likes of ASOS, which the supermarket giant has squarely in its sights. 

Initial reports suggested that the Tesco venture would focus on the retailer’s own-brand products, but it is thought that third party brands will be introduced next year. 

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