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
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Grofers lost Rs 20 for each rupee it made in FY17 revenue

Dearton Thomas Hector

Gurgaon-based online grocery firm Grofers India Pvt. Ltd saw its net sales jump 65% and its losses widen year-on-year for the ....

3 April, 2018

Amazon starts food retail venture with pilot in Pune: Report

Binu Paul

E-commerce firm Amazon India is quietly rolling out its ambitious food retail venture in India, starting out with Pune, according ....

19 February, 2018

Budget 2018: Founders of Ola, Snapdeal, MobiKwik and others share their views

Shweta Sharma

Although the Budget 2018 was a decidedly populist one focused the rural economy, finance minister Arun Jaitley emphasised the ....

5 February, 2018

Amazon plans online food venture in India

Dearton Thomas Hector

US-based Amazon.com Inc has reportedly sought government of India's approval to launch a wholly-owned online venture which can ....

3 February, 2017
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Will a possible BigBasket-Grofers merger stave off competition from Amazon?

Binu Paul

Online grocers BigBasket and Grofers have both rejected a media report of a possible merger. This has not prevented experts from ....

16 January, 2017

Grofers FY16 revenue drops, losses widen

Disha Sharma

Locodel Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind hyperlocal delivery startup Grofers, reported a sharp drop in revenue and a multifold ....

11 January, 2017

Flashback 2016: SoftBank stays on sidelines, tanks up for future

Deepti Chaudhary

By its lofty standards, 2016 was a relatively quiet year for the SoftBank juggernaut. The telecom and Internet conglomerate, which ....

29 December, 2016

Flashback 2016: Six startups that pivoted this year

Arti Singh

Some entrepreneurs get it right the first time and succeed, some just give up. And then there are some who don't get it right ....

28 December, 2016
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BigBasket targets 45% revenue from private labels by March 2017

Binu Paul

The country's top online grocer, BigBasket, is ramping up its private label business eyeing higher margins. It expects private ....

22 December, 2016

Online hypermarket operator urDoorstep bags $1.4 mn

Binu Paul

Raising its second bridge round in six months, Bengaluru-based online hypermarket operator urDoorstep Eretail Pvt. Ltd has secured ....

5 December, 2016

Softbank-backed Grofers tweaks biz model to take on BigBasket

Varun Arora

For on-demand online grocery delivery service provider Grofers, 2016 has been a year of change. The Gurgaon-headquartered startup ....

5 December, 2016

How SoftBank's local portfolio firms have fared as chairman Son visits India

Deepti Chaudhary

Not many investors can boast of a portfolio which is more than half full of unicorns. Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate ....

2 December, 2016

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son to visit India; big announcement on Ola expected

Manu P Toms

SoftBank Group Corp chairman and managing director Masayoshi Son is coming to India early December when the Japanese telecom ....

21 November, 2016

Grofers scraps app-only model, launches website

Varun Arora

Tiger Global-backed grocery delivery firm Grofers India Pvt. Ltd has scrapped its app-only model and launched its desktop website. ....

20 October, 2016

Is lack of exits impacting Tiger Global's Indian appetite?

Manu P Toms

From 2005, when it first set foot in India, till 2015, Tiger Global was roaring in the Indian startup jungle. The US-based asset ....

12 September, 2016

Why hyperlocal grocery startup Zapmart wants to open offline stores

Nishant Sharma

Online hyperlocal grocery startup Zapmart plans to set up brick-and-mortar stores, as the Mumbai-based company seeks to avoid ....

7 September, 2016

Why some investors are betting on competing businesses

Arti Singh

Two weeks ago, Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek invested $60 million in One97 Communications, which runs Paytm, a mobile wallet ....

12 September, 2016

Exclusive: Grocery delivery startup GrocShop folds as pain spreads

Varun Arora

Mumbai-based online grocery delivery firm GrocShop has shut down, joining the growing list of startups that failed to find a profitable ....

30 June, 2016

How Grocermax is doing things differently in India's e-grocery space

Arti Singh

Few will disagree that India's online grocery market offers vast opportunities. Few will agree, however, on how to tap into those ....

6 May, 2016