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Will a possible BigBasket-Grofers merger stave off competition from Amazon?

Monday, January 16, 2017 | More »

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Online grocers BigBasket and Grofers have both rejected a media report of a possible merger. This has not prevented experts from speculating about what could probably be the biggest merger in the e-grocery segment. Such a consolidation would create an entity with a lion’s share of India’s expand...

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Exclusive: Online grocery marketplace AAGAAR shuts down

Delhi-based hyperlocal grocery delivery service AAGAAR.com, run by Asankhya Retail Pvt. Ltd, appears to have shut down its operations. Its website is no longer accessible and redirects the viewer to a temporary webpage. It couldn’t be immediately ascertained when exactly the startup had closed dow...

17 June, 2016 | More »

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What PepperTap’s shutdown means for e-grocery business

India’s third-largest e-grocer PepperTap shutting shop reveals the challenge of running a tech startup, expanding aggressively and managing customer expectations as discounts recede with longer path to profitability. It also shines some light on the complexities related to the grocery vertical...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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Flipkart pulls the plug on grocery delivery app Nearby

The country’s largest e-commerce venture Flipkart has shut down its grocery delivery app Nearby, five months after it was launched in Bangalore. “Flipkart Nearby was a piloted in select areas of Bangalore. The experiment was a test for understanding efficiencies and operations of the hyper local...

26 February, 2016 | More »

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E-grocery back in focus; Have investors changed mind?

E-commerce businesses focused on groceries, fruits and vegetables are back in focus with at least three companies already tying up funding and several others in advanced stages of talks for investments. Although investors sounded a bit wary about online grocery stores when we last spoke to them, the...

17 July, 2012 | More »