R|T: The Retail Times – Grocery delivery explodes

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Video software startup VXG raises $1 million seed round(BETAKIT)

VXG, a video management software (VMS) startup based in Toronto, has raised a $1 million seed round of financing.

Workers sent home after Amazon warehouse employee tests positive for COVID-19(TECHCRUNCH)

The company noted in the text that workers at the DBK1 facility were sent home, while the sorting facility was disinfected. Amazon has denied reports that, while day shift workers were sent home, those on the night shift were still expected to come in.

Here’s how #CDNtech companies are pitching in during COVID-19(BETAKIT)

Canadian businesses are taking steps to help flatten the curve and support customers through new products, services, and free offerings.

The five most important retail tech news stories of the week

Here’s your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories from the past five days.

Lightspeed hires company’s first chief people officer to help with international expansion(BETAKIT)

Montreal-based point-of-sale and e-commerce company Lightspeed has appointed Marty Reaume as its first chief people officer (CPO).

Grocery delivery apps see record downloads amid coronavirus outbreak(TECHCRUNCH)

Comparing the average daily downloads in February to yesterday (Sunday, March 15), Instacart, Walmart Grocery and Shipt have seen their daily downloads surge by 218%, 160% and 124%, respectively.

Retail tech may lead a resurgence…someday(PYMNTS)

Believe it or not, there will be a time when the phrase “retail resurgence” replaces “store closings.” And research from Nielsen says it may come from retail technology.

Instagram founder launches gift card site for quarantined restaurants(TECHCRUNCH)

Users can search for restaurants or browse by neighborhood, and then click through to buy gift certificates straight from the eateries with no added fee from SaveOurFaves.

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