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BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 9, 2018
Flipkart Pvt Ltd, which has made its second entry in the segment after a failed attempt with Nearby, aims to make a difference by launching an extensive supply chain, bringing in its own label, giving every day discounts, etc.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 26, 2018
What the food delivery apps are offering these executives is impacting everybody and delivery partners are switching to Swiggy, Zomato and the ilk because of the lucrative pay.


Karan Dhar
New Delhi, July 6, 2018
\"As Reliance transitions to become a technology platform company, we see our biggest growth opportunity in creating a hybrid, online-to-offline new commerce platform,\" Ambani said at the RIL AGM.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 29, 2018
The unicorns-in-the-making hail from diverse sectors such as software, logistics and fintech, thereby widening the pool beyond online commerce and advertising models.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 7, 2018
According to The Economic Times, Flipkart and its fashion arms Myntra and Jabong as well as Amazon India and Paytm Mall are exploring a hyperlocal strategy, which gives customers access to fashion products that can be picked up and delivered from local stores within hours.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 7, 2018
The plan is to initially see how it's 'milk-bread-egg' model works, and subsequently push in more profitable daily food items like vegetables, fruits, etc, at your doorstep.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 6, 2018
Attrition rate has also increased amongst two-wheeler delivery executives as compared to delivery executives with bigger vehicles. The percentage share of delivery executives with two-wheelers dropped to 60% from 80% two years ago.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 6, 2018
Farmers protests make fresh fruits, vegetables expensive; restaurants may also increase pricesIt's Day 5 of the ongoing nationwide agitation by farmers, and if its runs the planned course till June 10, not only is the supply and price situation of fresh produce likely to worsen but there may also be spill-over effects on dining out. According to The Economic Times, ecommerce firms like BigBasket and Grofers have managed to so far keep prices in check because of pre-arranged supplies but that may not last much longer. \"We have a farmer connect and so are able to maintain and control prices. But if prices go up, we may have no choice but to react accordingly,\" BigBasket's fruits and vegetables head Vipul Mittal told the daily, adding that the etailer may look at sourcing from other states.Sugar belt in deep crisisIn a move to address the crisis in the sugar belt, especially in western Uttar Pradesh, the Centre is all set to announce a set of relief measures for sugarcane farmers. Government sources said a package of around Rs 8,000 crore may be announced to reduce the stress in the sugar industry with an eye on clearing the dues of sugarcane farmers. The first measure in the package, sources said, will include creation of a buffer stock of 30 LMT (lakh metric tonnes). This quantity of sugar will remain in the godowns of mills, but the entire carrying cost (towards interest, storage and insurance charges) of around Rs 1,200 crore would be met by the government as reported by the Indian Express. This should improve the liquidity of mills, enabling them to pay farmers.IRCTC to introduce eco-friendly food packaging on Rajdhani, Shatabdi trainsIndian Railways' catering arm, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) took a significant step in its commitment towards preserving the environment. IRCTC launched its trial run of eco-friendly food packaging on 8 select Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains from New Delhi. Passengers on these trains would be served meals on eco-friendly disposable plates instead of the polymer ones. Railways' green initiative is replacing these polymer utensils with bagasse-based ones. Bagasse is a fibrous substance that is left after the juice is extracted from sugar cane. This substance will be used to make disposable cutlery and containers for passengers.Bengaluru, Kolkata drive growth of shared rides in IndiaAccording to Ola, its 'Share' service has clocked 2x growth in the past one year with Bengaluru and Kolkata emerging as the top two cities in terms of adoption, followed by Chennai and Mumbai as reported by PTI. The company, which launched 'Ola Share' in October 2015 that is now operating in 36 cities, attributed the growth in adoption to improved awareness and customer experience. Uber, too, saw similar trends. As per the Green Index released by the American firm, Bengaluru registered the highest number of 'POOL' trips taken, followed by Delhi and Kolkata.Microsoft confirms Github acquisition at $7.5 billionTech giant Microsoft is all set to acquire GitHub. According to a report by TheVerge, Microsoft officially confirmed it will acquire GitHub at $7.5 billion. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was a factor in GitHub's choice for Microsoft as GitHub was impressed by Nadella. GitHub is a vast code repository which has become popular with developers. It deals with their projects, documentation and code and is used by big companies like Amazon, Google, Apple etc. Microsoft, by far, contributes most to the site. It has more than 1,000 employees who actively push code to repositories on GitHub.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, June 5, 2018
It's Day 5 of the ongoing nationwide agitation by farmers, and if its runs the planned course till June 10, not only is the supply and price situation of fresh produce likely to worsen but there may also be spill-over effects on dining out.


PTI
May 30, 2018



BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, May 30, 2018
With milk delivery services, the frequency of orders on these platforms would increase significantly from 4-5 times a month to 15-20 times a month.


BusinessToday.In
May 30, 2018
The Bangalore-based etailer aims to launch grocery services in five cities by July, beginning with Hyderabad and followed by Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Pune. This follows the company's soft launch for the groceries category in Bangalore last November under a tab called Supermart.


Ajita Shashidhar
New Delhi, May 28, 2018
With e-commerce poised for exponential growth in India, the country is fast emerging as the new battleground for global retail giants. Can local players withstand the onslaught?


PTI
May 20, 2018



BusinessToday.In
May 18, 2018
Baba Ramdev's closest aide and Patanjali's managing director, Acharya Balkrishna, has blamed the lingering effects of demonetisation and the implementation of goods and services tax (GST) for lack of growth.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, May 14, 2018
According to The Economic Times, the Japanese conglomerate has held early discussions to invest as much as $3 billion in Paytm Mall,  run by Paytm E-commerce Pvt. Ltd - just last month, SoftBank had invested $400 million (Rs 2,600 crore) for 21 per cent stake in the company also backed by China's Alibaba Group.


Aarti Dua
New Delhi, May 14, 2018
The venture debt market is coming of age in the Indian start-up ecosystem.


BusinessToday.In
May 7, 2018
Ruchi Soya was admitted for the insolvency resolution process after two financial creditors-- Standard Chartered Bank and DBS Bank -- had on December 15, 2017 moved to the NCLT.


Sonal Khetarpal
New Delhi, April 16, 2018
Chinese e-commerce companies are making inroads in India.


PTI
March 18, 2018



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