Uber scrambles into groceries with new acquisition. Why?
Uber’s pitch is that having drivers drop people at work or transport them on date nights gives it an opportunity to also deliver burritos, bananas or movie theater popcorn to people’s homes.
BigBasket announces 'big 47 sale' from tomorrow
The offers are live in the 26 Indian cities BigBasket is operational in, the company said in ...
Amazon, Flipkart will take at least a year to build supply chain capabilities: BigBasket's Hari Menon
“This is very good for the sector and h...
ET Explains: The CPI-WPI gap, and how CPI movements impact your grocery bill
There have been frequent claims that the CPI does not precisely reflect what consumers across India actually pay. And there is enough ground behind these claims. Here are a few case studies from across metro cities.
Amazon Fresh ready to deliver groceries to Indian homes
Competition in online grocery store is heating up with Flipkart also eyeing this space.
Grofers hires 5000 employees to cater to increasing demand
They will mostly be engaged in 15 new warehouses and help increasing its delivery staff strength.
Walmart unveils robot-run warehouse to whisk food to your car
The Alphabot, designed by a Massachusetts startup called Alert Innovation, could help Walmart build on that lead. Walmart began working with Alert in 2016, as part of a broader corporate initiative dubbed “Alpha” that sought to improve the profitability of online grocery.
Grofers converting grocery shops into its brand stores
This is Grofers’ second stint in brick-&-mortar format; in 2017, it opened tuck shops at Oyo properties.
Leverage Tata network to expand Walmart’s reach to kiranas; allow Flipkart its grocery play
The executives said Walmart wants to have an Indian partner who is “respected” and “has a voice in policymaking”.
Vir Sanghvi invests in product review startup Mishry
Mishry is a verdict-driven platform that recommends best buying options for categories like groceries, snacks, dairy products and kitchen appliances like blenders, microwaves, refrigerators, air fryers, etc.
MDR boost for merchants using UPI
This move is expected to encourage small grocery stores, chemists and kirana stores across the country to set up basic acceptance infrastructure such as QR code to receive payments made through UPI.
Flipkart plans offline grocery stores across India
While foreign investors are not allowed into the retail space, Flipkart is looking to tap the food retail business where 100% FDI is allowed.
BigBasket gets Rs 100 crore in venture debt from Trifecta Capital
Grocery etailer raised the amount in venture debt to fund working capital needs, expansion.
Flipkart launches online grocery store 'Supermart' in Mumbai
The Walmart-owned company had started its online grocery business a year and a half ago and is present in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi.
Following dismantling of camp, Assam Rifles distributed groceries and ration among the locals
The free medical camp was organised in a temporary waiting shed offered by the villagers themselves.
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