Amazon Looking To Enter Food Delivery Space In India, In Talks With Foodpanda And Uber Eats

Amazon Looking To Enter Food Delivery Space In India, In Talks With Foodpanda And Uber Eats

India’s food delivery space is fairly crowded at the moment — Zomato, Swiggy, UberEats and Foodpanda are all aggressively looking to undercut each other, and hoping to grow their own market shares. But soon soon might have a new — and massive — player to contend with. Amazon is looking to venture into the food delivery business in India, ET reports. Amazon has reportedly held preliminary talks with Ola-owned Foodpanda for a potential partnership, which could…

Restauranteur Roasts Zomato In Open Letter, Calls It A “Leech” And “Glorified Broker”

Restauranteur Roasts Zomato In Open Letter, Calls It A “Leech” And “Glorified Broker”

Zomato can’t catch a break. After thousands of people had uninstalled its app and rated its app with one-star ratings over a Twitter post, its delivery partners in Howrah had protested over being made to deliver beef and pork, and more than 1,200 restaurants logged out of Zomato Gold, the knives with its own restaurant partners seem to be out in the open. Raghunandan S Prasad, an ISB graduate and a restaurateur, has roasted Zomato…

Changes Could Be Coming To Zomato Gold After Gurgaon Restaurants’ Pullout, Hints Zomato CEO

Changes Could Be Coming To Zomato Gold After Gurgaon Restaurants’ Pullout, Hints Zomato CEO

The days of the no-conditions, no-questions-asked one plus one on food and two plus two on drinks might be numbered. Zomato Gold, which is perhaps India’s most popular restaurant loyalty program, could see some changes in its terms and conditions after restaurants in Gurgaon pulled out of it, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal has hinted. “We are committed to work with the industry and make modifications to Zomato Gold which will result in a win win situation…

BookYourGame Claims CureFit Pretended To Acquire It To Steal Trade Secrets, CureFit Denies Allegations

BookYourGame Claims CureFit Pretended To Acquire It To Steal Trade Secrets, CureFit Denies Allegations

Acquisitions make the news when they happen — the press reports about the terms, the valuations, and the lives of the newly-rich founders. But acquisitions seem to make even more news when they don’t happen. BookYourGame, a marketplace to discover and book fitness centres, has accused fitness giant CureFit of acquiring confidential information under the ruse of acquiring the startup. BookYourGame (BYG) claims that CureFit offered to acquire it for Rs. 5 crore, but retracted the…

Gurgaon Restaurants Pull Out Of Services Like Zomato Gold And Dineout, Claiming They’re Hurting Their Business

Gurgaon Restaurants Pull Out Of Services Like Zomato Gold And Dineout, Claiming They’re Hurting Their Business

If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Restaurants in Gurgaon have pulled out of loyalty programs like Zomato Gold, Dineout, EazyDiner, Nearbuy and MagicPin, which offered deep discounts for dine in customers. Zomato Gold, for instance, offered customers one dish free with another, or two drinks free with two drinks, and Dineout offered significant discounts as well. Restaurant owners now say that they find that these offers to be financially unsustainable. “NRAI’s…

Oyo Rooms Has Moved Into Yet Another New Vertical — Coffee

Oyo Rooms Has Moved Into Yet Another New Vertical — Coffee

  Any  business in India, which operates even vaguely in the real estate space, seems to be grist to Oyo’s mill. After starting co-living spaces, coworking spaces, and even cloud kitches, Oyo Rooms has now started a coffee chain. Called The French Press, it already has an outlet in both Delhi and Bangalore. Oyo will reportedly open a dozen more outlets in the coming months. These coffee shops are currently being run in Oyo’s Townhouse properties,…

PVR And Inox Express Concern Over JioGigaFiber’s Plans To Let Users Watch Movies On Their Release Day

PVR And Inox Express Concern Over JioGigaFiber’s Plans To Let Users Watch Movies On Their Release Day

It had been widely expected that Reliance JioGigaFiber would disrupt two industries — by offering both high speed internet and OTT television, it would quickly take over market share in the broadband and DTH space. But after the announcements at Reliance’s Annual General Meeting yesterday, it appears as though JioGigaFiber will also disrupt a whole new business — multiplex theatres. Two of India’s largest multiplexes, PVR and INOX, have expressed concerns around JioGigaFiber’s First Day First…

JioGigaFiber Plans To Start At Rs. 700, Users To Get A Free 4K TV With The Annual Plan

JioGigaFiber Plans To Start At Rs. 700, Users To Get A Free 4K TV With The Annual Plan

After nearly a year of speculation, Reliance has given a glimpse of what its fiber-broadband JioGigaFiber plans will look like. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced details around the JioGigaFiber offerings at the company’s annual general meeting. True to form, Reliance appears to be competitively pricing its fiber internet service in a bid to quickly acquire new customers. Reliance JioGigaFiber will be officially launched on 5th September. The cheapest plans for JioGigaFiber will start at Rs. 700 a…

Zomato’s Hindu And Muslim Delivery Partners To Go On Strike From Monday Over Delivering Beef And Pork

Zomato’s Hindu And Muslim Delivery Partners To Go On Strike From Monday Over Delivering Beef And Pork

“Food has no religion. It is a religion,” Zomato had nobly told the world two weeks ago. Turns out it might need to convince its own delivery partners for starters. Zomato’s Hindu and Muslim delivery partners are going on strike on Monday over being made to deliver beef and pork, which they claim hurts their religious sentiments. The delivery partners  have refused to deliver beef or pork during the festive celebrations of Bakrid or Eid al-Adha…

Cure.fit Says It’ll Open Fitness Centers In Kashmir After Scrapping Of Article 370

Cure.fit Says It’ll Open Fitness Centers In Kashmir After Scrapping Of Article 370

Trust startups to be the first ones to grab on to an opportunity. As the Indian government scrapped articles 370 and 35A, three-year-old fitness startup Cure.fit has become the first private company to publicly declare that it will expand into Kashmir. “We are happy to announce our foray into the newly created union territory of Jammu & Kashmir through cult.fit fitness centres,” said Ankit Nagori, co-founder of Cure.fit. “As India’s most loved fitness brand, we want to…

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