According to media reports, several delivery executives in Chennai and Hyderabad protested against Swiggy's new delivery structure , which lowered their fee.
Zomato, which competes with Swiggy in India, said that out of the 83 percent restaurants that are not open for business, 10 percent have shut down permanently.
The platform is currently testing 'Swiggy Instamart 'to see how it augments the consumer promise of enabling unparalleled convenience by making grocery delivery more instant and delightful, it added.
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Swiggy in May had laid off 1,100 employees across grades and functions in cities and head office as part of its exercise to realign resources to create capacity in higher potential areas with the optimism of the business attaining pre-COVID levels in the near-term.
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This integration allows Swiggy to build on Scootsy's premium value proposition, its understanding of the niche consumer segment and existing capabilities in curating and delivering premium service offerings, the statement said.
Swiggy Wallet will allow consumers a one-step check out while making purchases on the food delivery platform.
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It was also alleged that Swiggy typically charges a commission on the total order bill amount, inclusive of GST, from partner restaurants.
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As the food and beverages industry resumes business, Swiggy hopes to get restaurants online faster with its 'Jumpstart Package'.
As pressure mounts and investors tighten purse strings, startups cut costs, streamline businesses with a singular aim of making profits.
The company is partnering with authorised retailers across major cities after validating their license and other required documents as outlined by the state government.
The move would enable ITC Hotels' customers to enjoy their pre-paid orders with 'no-contact' deliveries and have unique food experiences with local offerings from the regions at their home, said a joint statement.
The company says its channelling resources to meet the growing demand for essential supplies.
Swiggy Staples Plus, which is being tested, will offer the credit option to restaurants that get their supplies through Swiggy Plus.
Goes live in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela; Zomato, too, has launched in the state capital.
After Jharkhand, Odisha is the second state to give the nod, more states could open up as well.
However, industry sources have pointed out that only BMC's nod is not enough and clearances from multiple government departments are also needed.
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The Jeff Bezos-owned e-commerce firm wants more of the consumers' wallet in India, and food delivery is just one more ingredient.
Like Swiggy, Zomato, too, has chosen Jharkhand to begin the service from.
Swiggy said, "The service went live in Ranchi today after obtaining necessary approvals from the Jharkhand government, with other major cities in the state launching within a week."
The company has also appointed Daniel Brody, Managing Director of Tencent Holdings, as a nominee director on its board.