Swiggy gives BigBasket, Grofers food for thought with new hyperlocal service

Kavya Kothiyal

Food-tech unicorn Swiggy is diversifying its operations with the launch of a new hyperlocal service that will offer home delivery ....

12 February, 2019

ITC pilots FMCG e-commerce store in major metros

Payal Ganguly

Indian fast-moving consumer goods major ITC has announced that it is piloting its e-commerce venture, itcstore.in, in Delhi-NCR, ....

11 February, 2019
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BigBasket to become unicorn with fresh $150 mn funding: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

SuperMarket Grocery Supplies Pvt. Ltd, which owns online grocer BigBasket, is raising up to $150 million (Rs 1,070.20 crore) in ....

8 February, 2019

How offline F&B businesses are adopting analytics and IoT to drive growth

Anand J

For Soulfull, a packaged food brand, technology is the backbone on which it runs its operations. This has allowed the company ....

16 January, 2019

BigBasket’s wholesale arm posts 35% rise in revenue for FY18, narrows losses significantly

Kavya Kothiyal

Online food and grocery store BigBasket’s wholesale business posted a 35% year-over-year rise in its operational revenues ....

3 January, 2019

Online grocers, food delivery startups face stricter norms

Binu Paul

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued revised guidelines tightening scrutiny of e-commerce food ....

28 December, 2018
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Baxi pivots to hyperlocal delivery as bike taxi biz turns unviable

Binu Paul

Gurugram-based startup Baxi has pivoted from employing full-time bike taxi riders to hyperlocal delivery of milk and other daily ....

26 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Flipkart steals the show as e-commerce dominates M&A activity

Kavya Kothiyal

When it comes to M&A deals, Flipkart undoubtedly stands out as the Indian startup ecosystem’s greatest success -- not ....

26 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Unicorns, Chinese cheques drive buzz in startup ecosystem

Binu Paul

India’s startup ecosystem took a long stride towards maturity this year, as several big-ticket acquisitions and funding ....

24 December, 2018

Micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket doubles Series A funding round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Gurugram-based micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket has raised $7 million (Rs 49 crore) in an extended Series A round led ....

19 December, 2018
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Exclusive: Micro-delivery grocery firm Milkbasket raises fresh funds from Mayfield

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Gurugram-based micro-delivery grocery service Milkbasket has raised closed to Rs 10 crore ($1.37 million at current exchange rates) ....

12 November, 2018

Alibaba's India B2B arm records steep fall in FY18 profit

Payal Ganguly

Alibaba India Ecommerce Pvt. Ltd posted a sharp 88% drop in net profit for the year through March even though its revenue rose ....

1 November, 2018

BigBasket acquires RainCan to boost subscription delivery service

Binu Paul

Online grocer BigBasket, run by SuperMarket Grocery Supplies Pvt. Ltd, has acquired subscription-based e-grocery startup RainCan ....

18 October, 2018

What does Amazon’s latest bet mean for India’s grocery biz?

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

US e-commerce behemoth Amazon appears to have made another move to expand its grocery retail business in India and intensify its ....

19 September, 2018

Subscription-based grocery delivery not right for India: Milkbasket’s Anant Goel

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

When Milkbasket, the micro-delivery grocery service owned by Gurgaon-based Aaidea Solutions Pvt. Ltd, started up in 2015, milk, ....

12 September, 2018

AI, analytics and a bit of common sense are fuelling BigBasket’s efficiency drive

Anand J

BigBasket, the country’s best-funded online grocery startup, maintains 10 days worth of inventory. The industry average ....

29 August, 2018

Will Alibaba, Tencent’s investments in Indian startups lift their cloud prospects?

Anirban Ghoshal & Anand J

Ever since its inception seven years ago, BigBasket, the country’s largest online grocery startup, has been dialling Amazon ....

21 August, 2018

With an eye on Flipkart, Amazon rebrands and expands hyperlocal grocery service

Anand J

Amazon India has rebranded its hyperlocal grocery delivery service as Prime Now as part of a revamp that will include two-hour ....

30 May, 2018

Online grocery store BigBasket’s combined net loss widens for FY17

Shweta Sharma

Alibaba-backed online food and grocery store BigBasket posted an increase in its combined net loss for front-end and back-end ....

30 May, 2018

Will Kishore Biyani be third time lucky with bet on online grocery biz?  

Binu Paul

As the Future Group takes another shot at e-commerce by launching a mobile app-based grocery delivery service, past failures and ....

27 April, 2018

Love thy neighbour: How Chinese cheques are fuelling Indian startups

Anand J

The early days of the venture capital boom saw money flowing into India from all parts of the world. Funding started to dry up ....

18 April, 2018