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The Scurri eCommerce weekly top 3

Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!

Amazon has revealed that almost 20,000 of its workers in the US have contracted Covid-19 after months of demands for public disclosure from activists.

The US tech company has been one of the biggest corporate winners during the pandemic, with people across the world switching to online shopping during lockdowns. Read the full article here.

Meal ingredients subscription service Gousto has added to its technology stack by integrating Databricks’ data engineering, machine learning and analytics to its ever-evolving platform.

The recipe box provider is looking to triple its capacity over the next two years, moving from one UK production site to four by 2022, and it is focused on increasing efficiency and speed of fulfilment. Read the full article here.

A deal to sell Asda to UK-based businessmen has been agreed today, current parent company Walmart has announced.

The deal is worth £6.8 billion, with the Issa brothers, who are founders and co-CEOs of Blackburn-based EG Group, and private equity firm TDR Capital LLP, acquiring a majority stake in the UK supermarket. Read the full article here.

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