Source: New York Times
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Together, Postmates and Uber Eats would have a 37% share of food delivery sales in the US, behind DoorDash with 45%. Postmates will continue to operate under its own name.
CPP Investments led the round, with participation from Temasek and Horizons Ventures. The round is an expansion of a previously announced $140m round. It will enable Perfect Day to increase the efficiency of its production process.
As of June 15, there were 140k total business closures on the website since March 1.
Of the cases that disclosed race and ethnicity, 87% involved minority workers – with employees identified as Hispanic accounting for 56% of infections despite making up less than a third of the overall workforce.
As of May 31, 86 worker deaths across 23 states can be tied to Covid-19. Nearly 240 meat processing facilities had at least one confirmed case among its workers.
Nearly four in 10 Black and Hispanic households with children are struggling to feed their families during the coronavirus pandemic — a dramatic spike that is exacerbating racial inequities and potentially threatening the health of millions of young Americans.
The initiative is a product of its acquisition of Cornershop back in late 2019. The launch covers 19 cities in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru, and is set to expand to the US at some point later this month – specifically to Miami and Dallas.
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Among newly identified businesses are restaurant chains and big-name restaurants including French Laundry, PF Chang’s, TGI Friday’s and Chop’t. There is more than $100b in loans yet to be granted.
Starting around April 2019, around the time of its IPO, the company began inflating revenues. They were overstated by $35m in Q2, $99m in Q3, and almost $166m in Q4.
SG2 Ventures, Skyline Global Partners and Cox Enterprises led the round. The funding will mainly be used to build out its data analysis efforts. Growers Edge works with ag retailers and product manufacturers to crunch their data and produce a crop plan.
The two companies will develop inexpensive cultured serum for growing shrimp meat in the lab.
The program fell short of its target to deliver $1.2b worth of food to food banks, churches and other organizations in need by June 30. As of July 1, the agency verified 63% of the boxes pledged.