Swiggy launches marketplace program ‘Swiggy Packaging Assist’ for restaurant partners

ASIA - Swiggy, the Indian online restaurant firm has launched 'Swiggy Packaging Assist', a marketplace program that connects restaurants with vendors of eco-friendly and food grade certified materials, reports ET Retail. Restaurants will be able to access a variety of packing solutions for their menu needs with about 30 products to begin with. These include…

China’s Tencent in talks to invest in India’s Swiggy in an upto US$700m funding

ASIA - Tencent, the Chinese investment company has joined several investors who want to invest in India’s food delivery platform Swiggy which is seeking to raise US$500-700 million. According to ET Retail, the talks which involve several existing and new investors may see an investment that could value Swiggy at US$2.5-3 billion ET Retail had…

FMCG startup QwikPik partners Swiggy to pilot delivery of its heat & eat pizzas

ASIA - QwikPik, a startup technology offering ready to serve snacks and meals has partnered with Swiggy for delivery of its food products in India, according to ET Retail. The partnership involves QwikPik Technology’s packaged food brand Yumlane through a pilot program across select locations in Mumbai with possibilities to extend the partnership across all…

Swiggy to extend its delivery service across hyperlocal delivery market by November

INDIA - Online delivery service, Swiggy is looking to expand its delivery services across the entire hyperlocal delivery market starting with a pilot program in Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru and Mumbai by November this year. This will widen its delivery diversification strategy as well as help with further optimization of its 55,000-member strong fleet, according to two…

FSSAI directs Swiggy, Zomato, UberEats to delist unlicensed eateries

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed food firms Swiggy, UberEats, Zomato to remove unregistered restaurants from their platforms, believed to supply sub-standard food. FSSAI has asked ten food firms to delist such restaurants that do not have a licence and submit report on the action taken along with…

Swiggy appoints former Amazon India executive as engineering head

INDIA - The online food delivery company, Swiggy has appointed Dale Vaz, former Amazon India engineering head as its new head of engineering and data sciences, ET Retail has revealed. Vaz brings in eleven years of experience from Amazon with his most recent role as the director of software engineering. He will be responsible for…

Former P&G executive Vivek Sunder named COO at Swiggy

INDIA - Swiggy, the online food delivery start-up has appointed former Procter & Gamble (P&G) executive Vivek Sunder as first ever Chief Operating Officer for its business. Vivek will manage the company’s operating units with a responsibility to accelerate Swiggy’s mission of making the lives of consumers more convenient and hassle-free, ET Retail has revealed.…

Swiggy expands footprint in India with new operations in Nagpur

INDIA - Swiggy, one of the largest food and beverage delivery service has started operations in one of the largest cities in India, Nagpur, Maharashtra, expanding its footprint in India. With Swiggy, customers are able to order food and beverage online from restaurants and get delivered right at their doorstep. Known for its superior customer…