Healthy food brand Binge Baefikar unveiled in Kolkata
The startup would operate through a cloud kitchen format and will be available exclusively on platforms like Swiggy and Zomato to start with. Founded in November 2019, the firm currently employs over 10 well trained chefs, nutritionist and employees.
Background screening is a gig that needs fixing
Zomato rejects about 25% applications due to reasons like unavailability of proper documents,...
Working with restaurants to resolve issues, says Swiggy
We’re working with restaurant partners to drive more meals; not more discounts, Swigg...
Disregard for rules puts Swiggy and Zomato delivery boys under police lens
Mumbai and Bengaluru police have fined many food delivery agents who put incentives ahead of rules.
Gig economy weighs impact of social security for workers
The government has proposed changes which would ensure gig workers get life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits, old age protection and any other benefit it may determine as helpful. The benefits have not been clearly defined yet, which is making companies anxious as they fear their operational costs will jump.
Don’t let vested interests stifle innovation: Prosus CEO
Prosus CEO Bob van Dijk's statement comes at a time when the DPIIT is looking into online food delivery companies like Zomato and Swiggy, where Prosus owns a 39% stake for an investment of $850-900 million, for deep discounting, data masking and private labels.
Uber Eats focuses on aggressive expansion in India
The company said it has added thousands of restaurant partners across the 44 cities it operates in here. "We are aggressively looking at expanding our presence in the country,” Uber Eats Head of Operations India and South Asia Bansi Kotecha told.
Dunzo gets $45 million to fight Swiggy, Amazon
After the fund-raise, the company has been valued at $180-200 million. Google, which made its first direct investment in Dunzo in 2018, has also participated in this round.
Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year
Swiggy has progressed from launching in one city every two months in early 2018 to launching in four cities a day in the month of September.
Ola Foods has plans for its Khichdi Experiment
The company plans to scale up these brands from six cities to tier 2 cities in the next year. Barring Khichdi Experiment, other brands include its rice bowl brand Lovemade, North Indian food brand Grandma’s Kitchen and dessert brand FLRT.
Flipkart, Swiggy-backer Accel eyes $700 million fund
The final size of the fund is still being decided, and Accel could end up raising more than its stated intention.
Sauces beat slump using price cuts
Top cos are reporting double-digit growth figures of 15-20%, with sales taking off during this festive season.
NRAI holds follow up meetings with Swiggy and Zomato
Follow up meetings with both Swiggy and Zomato on the eight core issues were largely positive and talks have progressed well so far, NRAI stated.
Alcis Sports is turning plastic bottles into lightweight T-shirts
Each t-shirt saves approximately 27 litres of water, uses 50% less energy to produce and reduces carbon emission by over 54%.
Flipkart to start selling food through FarmerMart
In India, consumers spend about $500 bn on groceries annually. FarmerMart, with an authorised equity capital of Rs 1,845 crore, will sell items produced locally. Sales will initially be online, although the company can also sell through physical stores.
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