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Amazon announces entry into Indian food delivery market amid layoffs by Zomato and Swiggy

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Amazon enters Indian food delivery market

new Delhi. E-commerce company Amazon India on Thursday announced the launch of its food delivery operation in the Indian market. The company has launched it at select locations in Bangalore. Through this operation, Amazon will compete with companies like Zomato and Swiggy in the food delivery segment. Amazon India made the announcement at a time when Jomato and Swiggy, which provide online platforms to deliver food items to homes, announced layoffs of 1,600 employees amid the Corona virus crisis.

Amazon India has been testing for the last few months to start its food delivery operation. An Amazon India spokesperson said that customers have been telling us for some time that they would like to order food from Amazon, including purchasing essential items. In the present times when people are staying at home, it is appropriate to start this work. We also believe that at this time local businesses need all possible help.

The spokesman said that Amazon Food has been introduced in select areas of Bengaluru. Through this, customers can order food from some local restaurants and only online order-taking kitchens (cloud kitchens). All these meet our high cleanliness criteria. We are adhering to high standards of safety so that our customers feel safe while feeling better.

The service will initially be available in four PIN codes Mahadevapura, Marathali, Whitefield and Belladur in Bangalore and more than 100 restaurants within its ambit.

This post was published on May 21, 2020 6:54 pm

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