R|T: The Retail Times – A brand new business for DoorDash


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Ritual expands into first non-English speaking markets(BETAKIT)

Ritual has expanded its international operations into its first non-English speaking markets, Germany, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.

Snapchat goes after retailers and DTC brands with new Dynamic Ads(TECHCRUNCH)

With Dynamic Ads, advertisers can now automatically create ads in real time based on extensive product catalogs that may contain hundreds of thousands of products.

Winnow raises $12M Series B round to fight food waste in commercial kitchens(THESPOON)

Winnow will use its new funds to improve its technology and product development, including investing in new QA engineers and front-end developers.

Walmart has rolled out a new in-home delivery service so you can have groceries delivered directly to your fridge when you aren’t home(BUSINESSINSIDER)

Walmart employees can now deliver groceries directly to customers’ refrigerators when they aren’t home.

Nreal Light AR glasses slip to 2020, but win backing from China Unicom(VENTUREBEAT)

Nreal’s strategy is to leverage the horsepower and sensors found in Snapdragon-based Android phones to do the heavy processing work for the glasses.

Amazon Pay users in India can now pay their utility, mobile and cable bills with Alexa(TECHCRUNCH)

This is the first time the company is letting users pay their electricity, water, cooking gas, broadband, and satellite TV bills with voice and Amazon Pay.

July raises $7 million for better luggage(SKIFT)

Melbourne, Australia-based luggage maker July was one of several travel startups that announced collectively more than $21 million in funding this week.

DoorDash just expanded into an entirely new business(FORTUNE)

DoorDash is going beyond online delivery and has opened its first brick-and-mortar shop: a shared kitchen for four of its restaurant partners.

Walmart’s Flipkart confirms it is entering the food retail business in India(TECHCRUNCH)

India’s Flipkart is entering the food retail business as the e-commerce giant looks to expand its reach in the nation, its chief executive said.

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