Zomato: News

A restaurant aggregator and food delivery company, Zomato has been in the news a lot recently. Founded in 2008, this Indian start-up operates in more than 10,000 cities in 24 countries. It provides information and details about menus and user-reviews of restaurants, and also food delivery options from partner restaurants. Off late, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Zomato had started delivering groceries under the name of Zomato Market. And after two months, sources said that this “is not working out for them.” There has been no official verification though. Zomato also is into alcohol delivery in Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, along with its competitor, Swiggy. Further, Zomato, in May, had laid-off 13% of its workforce, which was confirmed by Deepinder Goyal (Founder and CEO).

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.

03 Jan 2023


Zomato co-founder Gunjan Patidar resigns; 4th co-founder to leave firm

Gunjan Patidar, co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of Zomato, has resigned after over ten years in the firm, the company announced.

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.

10 Dec 2022

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19 Nov 2022


Zomato to fire nearly 3% employees in performance-based layoffs

Amid the layoff season across the globe, especially in the tech world, homegrown food aggregator and delivery platform Zomato has confirmed that it will lay off around 3% of its workforce across various departments, Livemint reported.

30 Aug 2022


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21 Aug 2022

Social Media

Hrithik Roshan, Zomato invite wrath for 'offensive' advertisement hurting Hindus

For the second time this month, actor Hrithik Roshan has found himself clasped in a controversy.

20 Aug 2022


You can now order printouts from Blinkit: Here's how

Blinkit, the Zomato-owned grocery delivery app, has launched a new service to make it stand out in the crowded quick commerce segment - delivery of printouts.

12 Aug 2022


This Swiggy delivery executive on crutches wins the internet

The life of a delivery person can be unimaginably tough.

05 Aug 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why are investors like Uber, Tiger Global quitting Zomato

Zomato has been going through a series of crests and troughs over the last few weeks.

01 Aug 2022


Zomato plans new parent organization 'Eternal' with multiple-CEO structure

Zomato is internally rebranding itself as "Eternal' and plans to have separate CEOs for each of its companies.

16 Jun 2022


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24 May 2022


Zomato's loss widens to Rs. 359cr despite 75% revenue increase

Food delivery platform Zomato released a contrasting March quarter report. In Q4 of FY22, the company posted a consolidated net loss of Rs. 359.7 crore, up from Rs. 134.2 crore in Q4 of FY21.

22 Apr 2022


Earth Day 2022: Zomato announces 100% plastic neutral deliveries

As an Earth Day preset, food delivery platform Zomato announced 100% plastic neutral deliveries from this month onward. The company has also set a target of delivering more than 10 crore orders in sustainable packaging.

22 Mar 2022


Zomato to deliver food in just 10 minutes: Here's how

Zomato founder-CEO Deepinder Goyal on Monday announced the company will launch a 10-minute delivery service called Zomato Instant in India soon.

11 Jan 2022

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Salil Tripathi death: How COVID-19 ruined this ex-restaurant manager's life

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 36-year-old Salil Tripathi was a Delhi-based restaurant manager, earning comfortable pay to support his wife and son.

31 Dec 2021

Indian Government

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.

17 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi

Gig workers threaten large protest over better pay, benefits

Gig workers in India have threatened large protests over their demands for better pay and benefits.

19 Oct 2021

Tamil Nadu

Zomato reinstates terminated agent after Twitter storm over Hindi imposition

Food delivery platform Zomato has reinstated a customer support agent after she was terminated over a Hindi imposition row on social media.

18 Sep 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

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.

14 Sep 2021

Gaurav Gupta

Zomato co-founder Gaurav Gupta quits to start 'a new chapter'

Gaurav Gupta, the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of homegrown food-delivery platform Zomato, has announced his decision to quit the company.

31 Aug 2021


'Tone-deaf': Zomato's ad campaign receives flak, food aggregator issues statement

At a time when the buzz around the exploitation of gig workers, especially food delivery staff, is raging on the internet, Zomato decided to honor its delivery executives with a star-studded advertisement campaign, Har customer hai star.

23 Jul 2021


Zomato makes stellar stock market debut; lists at 53% premium

Shares of food delivery giant Zomato Friday made a stellar debut on stock markets as the company created history by becoming the first Indian unicorn to go public.

14 Jul 2021

Stock Market

Zomato's IPO opens for subscription: Should you invest?

Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivery service Zomato is set to launch its Rs. 9,375 crore initial public offering (IPO) today (July 14). Shares from the company's IPO are expected to be in the price range of Rs. 72 to Rs. 76 each.

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.

29 Apr 2021


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28 Apr 2021


Key takeaways from Zomato's Rs. 8,250 crore-worth IPO

Food delivery platform Zomato Ltd filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), heralding its Initial Public Offering (IPO) amounting to Rs. 8,250 crore.

16 Mar 2021


Zomato fiasco: Bengaluru-based influencer booked for assaulting delivery man

An FIR has been filed against Bengaluru-based software engineer and beauty influencer, Hitesha Chandranee, for assaulting Zomato's employee Kamaraj.

14 Mar 2021


Parineeti Chopra tweets to Zomato about the viral Bengaluru case

The incident from Bengaluru, where allegedly a woman was hit and left bleeding by a Zomato food delivery executive, has left the public divided.

12 Mar 2021


Covering expenses of Bengaluru-woman, delivery man, says Zomato after fiasco

Deepinder Goyal, the founder of the food-ordering app Zomato, on Friday, spoke about the incident involving a customer and a delivery man.

11 Mar 2021


Zomato's delivery person, who punched woman, arrested; company assures support

The delivery man, who was accused of punching a beauty influencer in Bengaluru, has been arrested, Bengaluru DCP (South East) Joshi Srinath said, ANI reported on Thursday.

10 Mar 2021


Zomato's delivery person punches woman, horrifying visuals surface

On Wednesday, a gut-wrenching video surfaced on social media, wherein a Bengaluru-based beauty influencer, Hitesha Chandranee, accused a Zomato delivery person of physically abusing her.

19 Dec 2020


Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million

Zomato has raised $660 million as part of its primary financing round, giving the Gurugram-based food tech unicorn a valuation of $3.9 billion, the company's founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal, said on Twitter.

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.

01 Oct 2020


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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.

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.

09 Jul 2020


Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

Amid calls to boycott the foreign goods, especially those from China, to make way for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Government of India is looking to have 'origin country' of products displayed across online shopping portals.

02 Jul 2020


Leap.Club, the professional network for women announces Bengaluru, Mumbai launch

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22 Jun 2020


Milkbasket raises $5.5 million in Series-B funding: Details here

Online grocery start-up Milkbasket has raised $5.5 million in a Series-B round of funding.