Articles about Swiggy

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.

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

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.

Swiggy delivery boy kills restaurant owner over delay in order

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse officially comes to Android, and more

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.

Swiggy kickstarts mega vaccination drive for two lakh delivery partners

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.

Why is Zomato getting trolled after Swara Bhasker's tweet

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

01 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

Last night, Google held its Launch night event and showcased a bunch of new devices, including 5G-capable Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, a new Chromecast dongle with mic-integrated remote, and redesigned, more powerful Nest Audio speakers.

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

10 Sep 2020

Zomato raises Rs. 760 crore from Tiger Global: Details here

In a major step forward, Zomato has raised Rs. 760 crore ($102 million) in funding from US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management.

LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

21 Jul 2020

LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Microsoft-owned professional network LinkedIn has announced that it will be laying off about 960 employees, or 6% of its workforce, around the world.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

28 May 2020

BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

In another big blow stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19, BookMyShow has laid off and furloughed over 18% of its workforce.

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

21 May 2020

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

Amazon is now venturing into the food delivery vertical.

Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

21 May 2020

Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here

Zomato and Swiggy have finally started home delivery of alcohol.

Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2020

Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Following the footsteps of Uber, Zomato, and Swiggy, ride-hailing giant Ola has also announced the plan to conduct a mass lay-off, affecting around 1,400 of its employees.

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

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.

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

14 Apr 2020

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

A few months after acquiring UberEats, Zomato is looking to buy popular e-grocery start-up Grofers.

Amid lockdown, Zomato launches grocery delivery across 80 Indian cities

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.

Zomato just bought UberEats in India: Details here

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.

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

11 Jan 2020

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

Gurugram-based food-tech unicorn Zomato has raised $150 million in a corporate round of funding led by existing investor Ant Financial.

Swiggy launches its own digital wallet, with limited capabilities

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.

Zomato may buy UberEats's India business

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

20 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

OYO offers to buy Rs. 50cr shares from current, ex-employees

28 Dec 2018

OYO offers to buy Rs. 50cr shares from current, ex-employees

OYO Rooms, India's second-most valuable startup, has offered to buy back shares from current and former employees to the tune of Rs. 40-50cr.

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

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.

Swiggy launches paid subscription program to compete with Zomato

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.

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

11 Jul 2018

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

Smartphones have made our lives extremely easy thanks to a number of apps that enable us to do almost everything with a few taps.

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

22 Jun 2018

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

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

7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

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.

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 business news

30 May 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 business news

Today the business space remained rocked up with a lot of happenings.

Swiggy to start delivering medicines, groceries to boost company volume

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.

Swiggy raises Rs. 642cr in its biggest funding round

08 Feb 2018

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.

Food-delivery space: Next big battleground for Indian e-commerce leaders?

06 Nov 2017

Food-delivery space: Next big battleground for Indian e-commerce leaders?

E-commerce giants, Amazon India, Flipkart, and Paytm, are reportedly looking to foray into the food-delivery business and are trying to acquire, invest, or expand into the sector.