India keen to tap into the growing appetite for healthier eating options

INDIA – The food and beverage industry in India is seeing a very definite change in the healthy food segment supported by the growing demand for healthy, homestyle food by consumers across cities and towns. […]

Prosus-backed food delivery start-up Swiggy raises US$113m in Series I funding

INDIA – Swiggy, the Bengaluru-based online food delivery platform, has raised US$113 million as part of its Series I funding round led by its largest existing investor Prosus Ventures, formerly known as Naspers Ventures and […]

Zomato eyes UberEats business in India to strengthen footprint ahead of major rivals

INDIA – Zomato is said to have entered negotiations with UberEats seeking to acquire its online food delivery business in India, in a deal valued at about US$500 million, reports The Times of India. While […]

India’s online grocery retail market set to reach US$10.5bn by 2023

INDIA – Online food and grocery retail in India is estimated to hit US$10.5 billion or 1.2% of the overall market by 2023, according to a recent report released by consulting firm Redseer. Redseer forecasts […]

Swiggy’s deal for Uber Eats India delays over regulatory issues

INDIA – Uber’s plans to sell its Indian food delivery business, UberEats to rival Swiggy has been delayed as a result of tax and legal issues as well as other regulatory conditions. An ET Retail […]

Swiggy’s parent invests US$4.3m in ready-to-cook food startup Fingerlix

INDIA – Bundl Technologies, the parent company of online food ordering restaurant chain, Swiggy has invested US$4.37 million (Rs 31.2 crore) in a ready-to-cook food delivery startup, Fingerlix. According to filings with the Registrar of […]

UberEats in talks to sell India business to delivery firms Zomato and Swiggy

INDIA – Uber India is set to sell its two-year-old online food delivery business, UberEats India and is eyeing major players in the sector Zomato and Swiggy as it seeks to cut down losses in […]

India’s food delivery firm Swiggy acquihires AI start-up Kint.io

INDIA – Online food delivery platform, Swiggy has acquihired artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, Kint.io to boost its computer vision technology and consumer experience, reports ET. According to Dale Vaz, Head of Engineering and Data Sciences […]

Swiggy delivers 232% surge in revenue as it expanded delivery footprint

INDIA – Food delivery startup Swiggy has seen an upward swing in revenue, recorded at US$60.2 million compared to US$18.1 million last year, reflecting its continued geographic expansion in the country. Total expenses more than […]

South Africa based Naspers plans further investment in Swiggy

INDIA – Naspers Ltd., Africa’s largest company by market value has indicated that it plans to further invest in the Indian food delivery business, Swiggy through its third fund-raising round of the year. According to […]