R|T: The Retail Times – Freshly, purchased

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Shopify pens commerce deal with TikTok (BETAKIT)

Shopify and TikTok have signed a deal that is set to make it easier for merchants to advertised and sell products on the video-sharing social media site.

Canadian investors among big winners in Nestle purchase of U.S.-based Freshly (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Nestle had acquired a minority stake in the healthy ready meals company in 2017.

Faire raises $170 million USD Series E, looks to grow Kitchener-Waterloo office (BETAKIT)

Some of the fresh capital is expected to go towards growing Faire’s team, including its Kitchener-Waterloo office.

Cadillac Fairview covertly collected images of 5M shoppers across Canada: privacy commissioners (GLOBAL NEWS)

An investigation into Cadillac Fairview’s use of facial recognition technology at a dozen Canadian malls found the real estate company collected the images of five million unsuspecting shoppers from across the country.

Uber Eats faces discrimination allegations over free delivery from Black-owned restaurants (TECHCRUNCH)

Uber says it has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration as a result of it ditching delivery fees for some Black-owned restaurants via Uber Eats.

Postmates teams up with retailers on delivery in Los Angeles just in time for the holidays (CNBC)

Postmates hopes to tap demand for contactless holiday shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shopify doubles GMV, reports record profit in third-quarter results (BETAKIT)

The company attributed its strong third-quarter performance to the broader shift to e-commerce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian entrepreneur launching T. Kettle tea chain from the ashes of 45 shuttered DavidsTea locations (CBC)

A Canadian entrepreneur with a track record of retail turnarounds is launching a chain of tea shops across the U.S. and Canada, out of recently closed DavidsTea locations.

Why Amazon and Reliance are clashing in India over a cash-strapped retail chain (CNN)

Two of the world’s richest men are duking it out over a brick-and-mortar retail chain on the verge of default. But when it comes to the fight for India’s growing e-commerce market, every battle counts.

Takara Small shares what she learned exploring small-town tech (BETAKIT)

BetaKit spoke with Takara Small about her Tech Town podcast, innovation in Innisfil, and the ripple effects of COVID-19.

Grubhub sued for adding 150,000 restaurants without permission (BLOOMBERG)

Grubhub Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of responding to growing competition in the food-delivery business by adding 150,000 restaurants to its platform without their permission.

BetaKit Live: Willful and The Canadian Shield explain how to survive and thrive in 2020 (BETAKIT)

Erin Bury, CEO of Willful, and Jeremy Hedges, President of The Canadian Shield join for a BetaKit Live conversation Wednesday, November 4.

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