Zomato smells opportunity in groceries, pings Grofers, BigBasket
This is a major step towards diversification and a move to keep demand high at a time when most businesses are registering a slowdown. Online food ordering has taken a hit in the past week with order numbers falling by as much as 20%.
Companies join hands to deliver groceries to customers’ doors
Uber, Domino's Pizza, Rapido, Zypp, Swiggy, Zomato and Scootsy have all venture...
Tech startups test new models for a foothold in grocery retail
Over half a dozen companies are taking over kirana stores to control branding, merchandising and invoicing. What helps is that mom-and-pop stores today are more digitally savvy compared to even five years ago and are slowly embracing technology.
Delhi Police allows delivery of food, groceries
Commissioner of Police S N Shrivastava on Friday issued an order complying with the guidelines given by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Several e-commerce firms and food delivering companies have been complaining that police was not allowing them to ply on roads since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Tuesday.
Payback in talks with grocery, cab hailing, OTT platforms
According to Payback officials, the platform has a GMV exceeding Rs 1 lakh crore, with a sales increase of 7.5% in the previous year. In India for a decade, Payback follows a calendar year.
Online grocery, pharmacy stores step up hiring to meet demand
India’s biggest delivery brands need experienced riders, so pick up your phone immediately and call us, said a message sent by Releski Jobs to workers in the restaurant industry. Releski Jobs is an online portal which connects job seekers and employers in the restaurant, hospitality and retail sectors.
Retail Pooling: Online, offline firms share staff to deliver food, groceries
Leading national and local supermarkets as well as e-grocers like Grofers and BigBasket are going to partner with food delivery apps Swiggy and Zomato, and other available resources of ecommerce firms in fashion and other segments which have currently shut down operations, the executives said.
A grocery tycoon races to keep India fed and his company afloat
Biyani is trying to prop up his supermarket empire besides ensuring his grocery stores has enough stock.
State governments start home delivery of milk, fruits, vegetables and groceries
This is aimed at avoiding panic among consumers for essential food items. Twelve thousand vendors have been approved in Uttar Pradesh to home deliver essential commodities, said Devesh Chaturvedi, principal secretary, agriculture, Uttar Pradesh. In the Delhi NCR region Mother Dairy doubled its supplies of fruits and vegetable in its 310 stores to 330 tonnes.
All Delhi malls to be closed, grocery and pharmacy stores exempt: Arvind Kejriwal
"In view of the prevailing situation, we are closing down all malls (except grocery, pharmacy and vegetable shops in them)," Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
Flipkart piloting fresh fruits & vegetables delivery in Hyderabad
In December, Flipkart and its US-based parent jointly invested an undisclosed sum in Ninjacart, a fresh produce supply chain startup.
Indian shot dead at grocery store in Los Angeles
A masked assailant shot dead Indian national Maninder Singh Sahi at a grocery store in Los Angeles in the early hours of Saturday, local police said.
Zomato, Swiggy orders drop 70% in 10 Days
Online food delivery orders for Zomato & Swiggy have dropped 70% in the last 10 days to under 1 million a day.
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