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Impact Kitchen Relaunches With New Tech Suite and Ordering App

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The new loyalty app enables customers to order, pay, and collect points while directly supporting Impact Kitchen

Toronto-based health food restaurant Impact Kitchen has reopened all four of its locations with the launch of its new and streamlined full tech suite and new customer loyalty app, Impact App. Known for their paleo, gluten free, keto, and vegan health food options, Impact Kitchen has grown a loyal community of Torontonians who keep coming back for the incredible service and quality ingredients.

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The restaurants, which closed temporarily at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened in July with updated restaurant technology from leading restaurant technology provider Givex. The new technology includes digital menu screens, Point of Sale systems, kitchen sequence systems, and online ordering. These systems are designed to create a contactless restaurant experience with the ultimate goal of enhancing safety,

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Online garden shop Bloomscape raises $15M Series B, acquires plant care app Vera

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If you thought to invest in more plants or started growing a small garden during 2020’s coronavirus lockdowns, you weren’t alone. According to Bloomscape, a company that ships live plants straight from greenhouses to customers’ homes, a number of people become interested in plants this year, increasing demand for its already growing service. Today, Bloomscape announced it’s expanding its business with the addition of $15 million in Series B funding as well as the acquisition of plant care app Vera.

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The new round of financing was led by General Catalyst, and included participation from Annox Capital’s Bob Mylod; former Chairman of Booking Holdings and Home Depot board member Jeff Boyd; former Seventh Generation and Burt’s Bees CEO John Replogle; along with existing investors Revolution Ventures and Ludlow Ventures.

Joel Cutler, co-founder and Managing Director of General Catalyst and Bob Mylod, Managing Partner at Annox Capital Management will join

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Amazon Strikes Free-Year Deal With Discovery’s Food Network Kitchen App 04/28/2020

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Following in the footsteps of digital TV
distributors and communications companies to gain more business, Amazon Fire TV, a pay TV provider of networks, has struck a deal with Discovery Inc. to give away the cable network group’s Food
Network Kitchen streaming app service free for a year.

Amazon Fire TV has around 40 million subscribers, according to the company.

Last year, Verizon Wireless
offered a one-year-free subscription to Disney+ to its communication consumers for that service’s initial launch in November 2019.  Analysts estimates this contributed some 10 million
subscribers to the new streaming service.

Apple has also offered a complimentary year of Apple TV+  —  a competing product to Disney+ also launched around the same
period — to buyers of any of its devices.
 

Recently, T-Mobile had a promotional plan giving certain customers a full year of the free, the short-form
digital service Quibi, which launched April 6.  Starting

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