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October 22, 2020

 
 
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‘There is no back to normal’: Ghost kitchens reshaping delivery
 

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

  ‘There is no back to normal’: Ghost kitchens reshaping delivery
 

Susan Krashinsky Robertson

 
Retailing reporter
The office cafeteria at the Kraft Heinz Co.'s Canadian headquarters is zombie-apocalypse quiet, but back in the kitchen, the grill is sizzling. Cook Alon Chitiz is flipping burgers, while nearby an iPad keeps track of the SkipTheDishes driver coming to pick up an order.
 
The customer waiting for their lunch delivery from Kitchen 57 may not know it is coming from this concrete office building in Toronto. As most of the 200 employees who would typically come through the cafeteria each day are now working from home, this facility has found a side hustle as a “ghost kitchen." That’s a snazzy term (see also “dark kitchen,” “cloud kitchen,” “virtual kitchen”) for a simple concept: a restaurant kitchen focused on delivery.
 
 
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New mentorship program for Black students draws corporate support
 

Glenn LOWSOM/The Globe and Mail

New mentorship program for Black students draws corporate support
 

Alexandra Posadzki

 
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Cogeco Communications to acquire Quebec cable company DERYtelecom
 

Glenn LOWSOM

  Cogeco Communications to acquire Quebec cable company DERYtelecom
 

Alexandra Posadzki

 
Telecom reporter
 
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Cruise, GM to seek U.S. approval for vehicle with no pedal or steering wheel
 

HEATHER SOMERVILLE/Reuters

  Cruise, GM to seek U.S. approval for vehicle with no pedal or steering wheel
 
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Latest posted news
 
  Tesla’s release of new ‘self-driving’ software closely watched by U.S. regulator
 
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  Canadian economic recovery to be weaker as COVID-19 cases resurge: poll
 
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Sun Life Financial buying majority stake in U.S. investment manager Crescent Capital
 
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Opinion
 
  Time to stop pretending it is all about merit. How companies can improve diversity on boards
 

Rita Trichur

Anita Anand knows what it’s like to be overlooked for a seat on a public company’s board despite having stellar credentials.
 
Before becoming Minister of Public Services and Procurement last year, Ms. Anand, who is a lawyer and an academic, made a name for herself as an expert in corporate governance. Although she was armed with that expertise – not to mention four university degrees, a slew of awards and non-profit board experience – Ms. Anand still had trouble securing a seat on a corporate board.
 
 
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From energy and resources
 
  Exxon Mobil ‘very close’ to disclosing U.S., Canada job cuts, CEO Darren Woods says
 
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From financial services
 
  Hong Kong fines Goldman Sachs record $350-million over 1MDB failings
 
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Globe Investor
 
  Small cap to watch: Why this accessibility equipment maker’s stock is rising today
 
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From economy
 
U.S. weekly jobless claims decline more than expected; labour maket slowing during COVID-19 recovery
 
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From technology, telecom and media
 
Apple expands ‘Express’ retail store format ahead of holiday season
 
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From small business
 
  For small businesses that survive COVID-19, recovery is expected to be difficult
 
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From careers
 
  What if everything is urgent and important?
 
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In case you missed it
 
Laurentian Bank’s new CEO breaks glass ceiling
 

Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Globe and Mail

  Laurentian Bank’s new CEO breaks glass ceiling
 

James Bradshaw

 
Banking Reporter
 
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