Swiggy: News

An online food ordering and delivery platform, Swiggy has been in operation since 2014. Based out of Bengaluru, it has its services in over 100 Indian cities. Standing on revenue of Rs. 875 crore, the company is India's largest and most valuable entity in its line of trade. In recent times, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been in the news numerous times. Owing to a 70% drop in food order volume, Swiggy took a decision to chuck 1100 employees in May. However, it said that these laid-off workers will get at least three months of salary, irrespective of their tenure or notice period. Swiggy also forayed into alcohol delivery in Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, along with its competitor, Zomato.

26 Jul 2023


Swiggy's credit card offers 10% cashback, free Swiggy One membership

Leading food delivery service Swiggy has announced a co-branded credit card in partnership with HDFC Bank.

18 May 2023


In race to deliver profits, here's how Swiggy beat Zomato

Food and grocery delivery platform Swiggy has been on a profitability quest for a while. The company has finally found something to rejoice in.

08 May 2023


Can ONDC do to e-commerce what UPI did to payments 

Indians are raving about a new character in the food delivery scene: ONDC. The new entrant has seemingly caught the fancy of consumers, threatening the duopoly of Swiggy and Zomato.

28 Apr 2023


How Swiggy will earn Rs. 30L daily with new fee

Food and grocery delivery platform Swiggy has found a way to raise additional money of around Rs. 30 lakh every day. Do you know how?

18 Apr 2023


Hurun Unicorn Index 2023: How India fares against US, China

The number of unicorns a country has produced is a testament to that country's robust start-up ecosystem. India has done pretty well in the department over the years.

31 Mar 2023


Hyderabad man spent Rs. 6 lakh on idlis last year

For this idli lover from Hyderabad, nothing beats the taste of his favorite South Indian delicacy.

07 Mar 2023


Netizens trend #HinduPhobicSwiggy ahead of Holi; here's why

Foodtech giant Swiggy has landed up in yet another controversy just ahead of Holi due to a billboard advertisement.

23 Jan 2023


Zomato CEO posts 800+ vacancies: 24x7 job, no work-life balance

Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal took to LinkedIn to announce a shedload of job vacancies across five roles at the company.

20 Jan 2023


Swiggy fires 380 employees amid 'challenging economic conditions'

Food and grocery delivery platform Swiggy has become the latest of India's start-ups to fire employees. In a bid to rationalize its business amid ongoing funding winter, the company has laid off 380 staffers.

05 Jan 2023


Swiggy agent dies in accident, body dragged for 1 km

A Swiggy delivery executive died after a car reportedly crashed into his bike and dragged him for 500 meters in Noida's Sector 14 on Sunday, police confirmed on Thursday.

28 Dec 2022


Urban Company best for gig workers; Ola, Uber score zero

With the emergence of the digital platform economy in India, gig workers have grown in demand. However, it seems that these workers are yet to enjoy fair pay and good work conditions.

12 Aug 2022


This Swiggy delivery executive on crutches wins the internet

The life of a delivery person can be unimaginably tough.

03 Jul 2022


Shahi delivery: Swiggy agent rides horse to drop off order

While heavy rains are troubling Mumbaikars and affecting the daily business operations, a Swiggy agent has found a unique style to deliver orders.

27 Jun 2022

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance, Swiggy, and PremjiInvest join bid to buy Metro India

The race to purchase the Indian operations of German retailer Metro AG has become competitive, with several parties joining in.

21 May 2022


Nagpur bakery majorly butchers cake message, netizens have field day

Communication is a two-way street. You can't be sure until and unless the person on the receiving end has correctly interpreted your message.

07 Mar 2022

Telugu Films

Naga Chaitanya turns entrepreneur, launches pan-Asian cloud kitchen Shoyu

Naga Chaitanya has embarked on a new journey, that of an entrepreneur.

31 Dec 2021


Zomato, Swiggy orders may get more expensive from next year

Food delivery services like Swiggy and Zomato will be required to collect and pay goods and service tax (GST) on behalf of all eateries on their platforms starting January 1, 2022.

18 Sep 2021


Swiggy, Zomato will now collect GST. Does it affect you?

Food delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato will collect 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) from customers instead of the restaurants they pick up orders from, the GST Council decided in a meeting on Friday.

01 Sep 2021


Swiggy delivery boy kills restaurant owner over delay in order

A delivery executive working for the online food ordering service Swiggy allegedly killed the owner of a restaurant in Greater Noida early on Wednesday due to a dispute over delay in an order.

22 May 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse officially comes to Android, and more

Clubhouse sure has played its exclusivity card to the ragged end. But like all things new and intriguing, the novelty of the audio-only social media platform has worn off, which has manifested in a 10-fold drop in downloads of the iOS app.

21 May 2021


Swiggy kickstarts mega vaccination drive for two lakh delivery partners

Days after food delivery platform Swiggy announced its plans to vaccinate its two lakh delivery partners against COVID-19, it claims to have commenced the vaccination drive on Thursday.

19 Nov 2020


Why is Zomato getting trolled after Swara Bhasker's tweet

Food delivery giant Zomato has landed into a controversy after actress Swara Bhasker asked the company to pull down its ads from Arnab Goswami's news channel Republic TV.

30 Jun 2020


Swiggy launches its own digital wallet: How to use it?

As restaurants continue to suffer from the impact of COVID-19, food-tech unicorn Swiggy is moving to get things back to normal as soon as possible.

08 Jun 2020


Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

As part of an effort to cut down costs and focus solely on growth points, Swiggy is shutting down Scootsy, its premium food delivery service in Mumbai.

04 Jun 2020


Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

21 May 2020


Now, Amazon will deliver food to your home: Details here

Amazon is now venturing into the food delivery vertical.

21 May 2020


Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

Zomato and Swiggy have finally started home delivery of alcohol.

18 May 2020


Amid COVID-19, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees

The economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to hit salaried employees, in a way no one could have imagined a few months ago.

08 Apr 2020


Amid lockdown, Zomato launches grocery delivery across 80 Indian cities

As 1.3 billion Indians struggle to move freely and access daily essentials under the 21-day lockdown enforced by the Narendra Modi government, Zomato is rising to the occasion.

21 Jan 2020


Zomato just bought UberEats in India: Details here

As previously expected, restaurant discovery and food delivery giant Zomato has purchased the food delivery business of Uber, aka UberEats, in India.

28 Dec 2019


Swiggy launches its own digital wallet, with limited capabilities

In a major move, food-tech giant Swiggy has launched its own digital wallet - Swiggy Money.

16 Dec 2019


Zomato may buy UberEats's India business

The India business of UberEats, the food delivery service operated by ride-hailing giant Uber, is likely to be sold to Zomato, its arch-rival in the country.

01 Sep 2019


Amid stand-off, Zomato to now launch Gold for delivery services

The stand-off between the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and food-tech giants over high discounts at restaurants through passes like Zomato Gold appears to be resolving.

15 Jul 2019


Five famous and successful alumni of IIM-Calcutta to know about

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education.

25 Feb 2019


Hyderabad restaurant served over 70L biryanis in 2017, enters Limca-records

When it comes to eating authentic Hyderabadi biryani, Paradise restaurant is people's top choice.

20 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

Chennai-man orders from Swiggy, delivery guy 'brings' food from Rajasthan

Food delivery companies have always been under immense pressure to deliver quality food in minimum time.

12 Feb 2019


Customer finds blood stained band-aid in food, Swiggy left red-faced

In a disturbing incident, a man in Chennai found a blood-stained band-aid in the food item that he ordered through food delivery giant Swiggy.

20 Dec 2018


Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.

01 Aug 2018


Swiggy launches paid subscription program to compete with Zomato

On Tuesday, Swiggy, one of India's largest online food delivery platforms, announced the launch of its paid subscription program called Swiggy Super, initially to be rolled out to "limited users" in seven Indian cities.

22 Jun 2018


After Swiggy raises $210mn, Zomato looks to raise $400mn

Competition in India's fast-growing food delivery market is intensifying.

07 Jun 2018


7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

The tech capital of India, Bengaluru, is home to some of India's best companies to work for.

27 Apr 2018


Swiggy to start delivering medicines, groceries to boost company volume

Bengaluru-based food delivery start-up Swiggy is reportedly planning to enter the hyperlocal segment starting with medicine and grocery deliveries.

08 Feb 2018

Indian Startups

Swiggy raises Rs. 642cr in its biggest funding round

Bengaluru-based food delivery start-up Swiggy has raised $100mn (a little over Rs. 642.5 crore) in a Series F funding round led by South African media conglomerate Naspers joined by Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan-Dianping.