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Zomato is looking to buy e-grocer Grofers in an all stock deal

By : CIOL Bureau

In February, Uber sold its online food delivery program Uber Eats to Zomato. The SoftBank Vision Fund was a major stakeholder in both. After the big acquisition, Zomato is now looking to acquire e-grocery start-up Grofers. Entracker, in an exclusive

Grofers looks to bolster supply chain with new funds

By : CIOL Writers

Online grocery startup, Grofers has raised Rs 400 crore in a fresh funding round led by SoftBank. The company says that the new funds will be utilised to build more private labels and improve supply chain. Tiger Global, the New York-based

Amazon sets its eyes on food retail in India with a proposed investment of $500mn

By : CIOL Writers

Indian government has approved Amazon’s proposed $500 million investment in India’s food retail segment, according to PTI report. It is a separate investment from the $5 billion which it had already committed to invest in India. Citing a government official, the news agency

Amazon to foray into India’s online grocery segment

By : CIOL Writers

To further push India’s thriving online grocery selling domain, the global e-commerce giant, Amazon has applied for a wholly-owned food venture to the government of India that will allow the platform to stock locally produced food items and sell them

BigBasket & Grofers reportedly exploring a merger

By : CIOL Writers

Online grocery marketplaces BigBasket and Grofers India Pvt. Ltd are holding discussion for a possible merger, according to a news report by the Times of India. Apparently, the discussions are in the preliminary stages only and if the deal goes

Grofers moves over from app-only model, launches website to boost user base

By : CIOL Writers

Gurgaon-based online grocery delivery startup, Grofers has decided to extend its services from app to browser which means that Grofers is no longer an app-­only service. Users can now log on to grofers.com and get household items delivered to their

Grofers laying off 10 pc work force, revokes job offers

By : CIOL Writers

Grofers, a grocery delivery startup will lay off 10 percent of its workforce or around 100 employees. The SoftBank and Tiger Global Management funded start-up cited tough market conditions and revision in growth projection as the reasons for the layoffs.

Govt allows 100pc FDI in grocery startups like Bigbasket & Grofers

By : CIOL Writers

Giving a much-needed boost to retailers and grocery startups such as Bigbasket and Grofers, the government has allowed 100 percent FDI in food retail, including through e-commerce, provided such items are produced, processed or manufactured in the country. This new