Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

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Customers will be required to provide the delivery executive an OTP delivered to them via the app at the time of delivery. "This is particularly relevant in present times as they stay home safe", the company said in a statement.

The spokesperson added that Amazon Food will be launched in select Bengaluru pin codes. Amazon's entry in the food delivery space could be a major challenge for Zomato and Swiggy that occupy a majority share of the food delivery market in the country. "We are adhering to the highest standards of safety to ensure our customers remain safe while having a delightful experience", the statement further noted.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is planning to engage food aggregators like Swiggy and Zomato to start home delivery of alcohol during COVID-19 lockdown in the state, said sources in the Excise department on Thursday.

The firm has partnered restaurant chains such as the California Burrito and Keventers and five-star hotel chains like the Radisson and Marriott.

Swiggy has additionally scaled down its cloud kitchen operations and some other adjacent businesses.

During the lockdown, Amazon had been delivering essential items and groceries via its Prime Now, on-demand grocery delivery app, and Amazon Fresh app.

Amazon's foray into the food delivery market could create new challenges for Prosus Ventures-backed Swiggy, and Zomato, an 11-year-old startup that acquired Uber Eats' business in India in January this year, and Google-backed Dunzo, which operates in Bangalore and counts food delivery as one of the biggest parts of its business. The news comes merely a few days after both companies laid off thousands of employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reports surfaced a year ago amid Zomato-Swiggy merger talks that Amazon was gearing up to launch its own online food delivery division to compete with food delivery apps in the Indian market.

Online delivery order shall be received from 7 am to 1 pm and delivery ensured till 6 pm. Zomato, in fact, past year in fact took over Uber's food delivery business called Uber Eats. Zomato, too, is reportedly in talks with the Jharkhand government and is aiming to make the service live by the end of the week.



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