FOOD DELIVERY APPS
Government of India’s policy on delivery drones taking wing
DGCA has taken significant steps in firming out govt’s policy on allowing drones for commercial purposes.
Zomato successfully tests food delivery via drone
The food aggregator did not reveal the exact location where the drone delivered the package...
Gig economy weighs impact of social security for workers
The government has proposed changes which would ensure gig workers get life and disa...
Amazon Fresh ready to deliver groceries to Indian homes
Competition in online grocery store is heating up with Flipkart also eyeing this space.
Apps can’t set discounts: Restaurants
Zomato said only 65 restaurants have logged out from its platform, which is 1% of the restaurant partner base of its premium Gold service.
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.
Zomato headed for profitability; sees 10x growth in 5 years creating thousands of jobs: CEO
Starting off in 2008 by scanning and putting restaurant menus online, Zomato has expanded to 24 countries.
Flipkart to foray into food retail with new entity
The entity is set to apply for a food retail license and has received board approval for the same during last month’s board meeting held in Singapore.
Zomato lays off 540 employees across its customer support teams in Gurugram
Zomato has laid off 540 employees from its customer support team, comprising 10% of its overall workforce, the company said in a statement S...
US-based Dole Foods eyes Indian market through tie-up with Future Group
The US agri-multinational hopes to capitalise on the increasing demand for healthy and preservative-free fruits and fruit derivatives, it said, estimating the market size at $100 billion in the country.
1.5m packages a day: The internet brings chaos to NY streets
The number of daily deliveries to NYC households have tripled to more than 1.1 mn shipments from 2009 to 2017.
Swiggy may cap its share at 25% of the total bill
Move to benefit small business owners, who do not have the leverage to seal better deals.
BigBasket merges 2 core arms to speed up delivery
The move is expected to help it better compete with established ecommerce players Amazon and Flipkart and food delivery company Swiggy, which has recently forayed into the grocery segment.
NRAI sees dark clouds over Swiggy's kitchen hubs
The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) conveyed this in a letter earlier this week, and comes after it clashed with rival food delivery app Zomato over its discount and membership programmes.
Stalemate continues as restaurant body lashes out against Zomato Gold on delivery
The NRAI said it continued to remain firm in its belief that Zomato Gold in its current form is an unacceptable proposition.
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