R|T: The Retail Times – COVID-19 can’t stop Shopify

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Shopify’s email marketing tool Shopify Email launches globally(BETAKIT)

Shopify has announced the global launch of its email marketing tool Shopify Email.

Gousto, a UK meal-kit service, raises another $41M as business booms under lockdown(TECHCRUNCH)

The company said that it’s currently delivering some 4 million meals to 380,000 UK households each month and is on course to cross 400 million meals delivered by 2025.

SkipTheDishes commits $15 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, partners with Food Banks Canada(BETAKIT)

SkipTheDishes has committed $15 million CAD to various initiatives in order to help restaurants and the public during the COVID-19 crisis.

Google is reportedly working on its own Apple Card-style smart debit card(THEVERGE)

An expanded debit card presence would allow Google to be more useful in keeping track of payments and purchases, as well as provide the company with valuable insight on consumer spending.

Shopify challenges its partners to build an app that helps entrepreneurs during COVID-19(BETAKIT)

Shopify has launched a new initiative that challenges teams within its partner network to build an app that helps businesses adapt and grow online.

Amazon closes French warehouses after court ruling on coronavirus(THEGUARDIAN)

Amazon has closed its six French distribution centres, two days after a French court ruled it was not doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus pandemic.

TouchBistro furloughs 131 employees as restaurants hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic(BETAKIT)

Toronto-based TouchBistro temporarily laid off 131 employees today, noting that COVID-19 has had a “devastating impact” on its core customer base, which is made up of restaurants.

ChowNow, Instagram launch commission-free online food ordering(RESTAURANTDIVE)

Restaurants that partner with ChowNow can now encourage people to order food via Instagram, which links directly to ChowNow to complete the order flow.

Shopify’s Tobi Lütke and wife Fiona McKean pivot charitable foundation, make donations to fight COVID-19(BETAKIT)

Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke and his wife Fiona McKean last year started a philanthropic organization and have now pivoted it to help in the fight against COVID-19.

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