Gurugram-based online food platform Zomato starts grocery deliveries across 80 cities in the country. The company had initially piloted the new service under the Zomato Market branding in some parts of Kerala and Haryana late last month. Now
CEO and founder Deepinder Goyal, in a company blog, said, “We have started grocery delivery in 80+ cities across India to help with the supply of essentials. Our delivery network in the country is only second to India Post, and we are putting in every effort to make sure that we put it to good use to serve the community.”
“Our delivery network in the country is only second to India Post, and we are putting in every effort to make sure that we put it to good use to serve the community,” Goyal said in the blog post.
Zomato’s rival Swiggy has also ramped up its grocery delivery with ‘Swiggy Stores‘, which was piloted on February, 2019. Both the food delivery platforms have been adversely hit due to current lockdown. Therefore, need for expansion into new business vertical was much needed.
In addition to the grocery deliveries, Zomato has also extended its paid Zomato Gold memberships by two months at zero additional cost. The new extension is valid across India, UAE, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey, New Zealand, Portugal, and Qatar.
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