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Published 12.06.2020 14:27
In Malaysia, durian traders turn to online sales to overcome coronavirus impacts.
Durian is a big fruit with a strong smell, really appreciated in  in Southeast Asia, where it is considered “King of Fruits”. The durian traders were unable to sell the fruit directly to people during the pandemic. Since the demand continue for the online sales have brought some energy to…
Published 03.06.2020 12:51
Campaign group launches online pub, the Red (On)Lion, to allow beer lovers from around the world to get together.
The Red (On)Lion is a video platform where anyone can join the public bar for a chat over a beer or book a table to set up video conferencing for up to four participants. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched it to tackle self-isolation. They are planning to…
Published 02.06.2020 05:58
In France, a group of volunteers launched #PourEux movement to allow people to cook and deliver food to the homeless.
Families or individuals who cook some dishes are able to register their packed meals on the website and then those who can drive learn if there is some food ready to be picked up and distributed. They launched the initiative since most of the volunteers who usually help charities working…
Published 25.05.2020 14:33
In Uruguay, a platform allows customers to pay for vouchers and use them in their favourite restaurants when the lockdown ends
Rodrigo Martinez, 29, a chief commercial officer of a software company EagerWorks explained to Outriders why they launched “Lo de siempre” (meaning “as usual” in Spanish). After 45 days of campaigning, restaurants in Uruguay have started to open and have finished the project. They have sold about 700 vouchers in total these days.
Published 23.05.2020 18:52
In Fiji, bartering is resurging during the pandemic, thanks to the Facebook page “Barter for Better Fiji”.
Marlene Dutta, a resident of Suva, the capital of this South Pacific island nation, launched this Facebook page on April 23 to allow cash-free trades for those people who lost their jobs or lack money, making a cashless trade movement popular again. Similar pages have emerged across the Pacific such…
Published 22.05.2020 13:00
In Bangalore, India, Amazon launched “Amazon Food”, a new food delivery service. 
The launch came at a moment when Swiggy and Zomato, the main applications for home delivery of food in India, announced laying off over 1,600 employees due to the pandemic. These companies were training their staff on packages and handling food with new hygienic regulations, however many of restaurants in…
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Published 21.05.2020 18:33
In the US, the grassroots campaign “Dumplings Against Hate” is raising funds for businesses in Chinatowns.
The aim is to support the restaurants that have been prejudiced by racist myths and bias that those places are less hygienic. The campaign launched a crowdfunding on a GoFundMe that directs donations to Asian Americans for Equality’s (AAFE) Emergency Small Business Relief Fund. They are supporting businesses in New…
Published 27.04.2020 16:39
In Uganda, a smartphone app lets the vendors safely sell and deliver fruits and vegetables to customers under the lockdown.
It was developed by the Institute for Social Transformation, a Ugandan charity, and it helps avoid crowds in markets. People can sell goods while at home, which are delivered to customers with motorcycle taxis. UN Women supported the app, since it enables female vendors to increase sales and e-commerce.
Published 26.04.2020 21:12
In Spain, WhatsApp is saving traditional groceries during the pandemic.
The lockdown has forced butchers and small grocery stores to reinvent themselves to serve orders from customers who previously purchased directly from the store. In Madrid, the orders at Mercado 47, a platform launched in 2016 by the city council to buy online directly from the greengrocer or fishmonger, have…
Published 26.04.2020 21:02
In China, fast food receipts include the body temperature of the cooker.
And of the driver who delievered the food. Since the health crisis began, fast food chains like McDonald’s had also implemented contactless pickup, so customers ordered remotely by mobile phones and the delivery person put the meal in a special spot for being collected.

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