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).
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12 Mar 2021
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11 Mar 2021
Zomato's delivery person, who punched woman, arrested; company assures support
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10 Mar 2021
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19 Dec 2020
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19 Nov 2020
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21 Jul 2020
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04 Jun 2020
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01 Jun 2020
Zomato launches 'Talent Directory' to help outplace laid-off employees
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28 May 2020
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21 May 2020
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Swiggy, Zomato launch alcohol delivery in Jharkhand: Details here
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21 May 2020
Now, Zomato will warn about restaurants with fake reviews
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20 May 2020
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18 May 2020
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15 May 2020
Amid COVID-19, Zomato decides to fire 13% of its workforce
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08 May 2020
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07 May 2020
After groceries, Zomato eyes home delivery of alcohol: Details here
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02 May 2020
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20 Apr 2020
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16 Apr 2020
Now, Zomato shows body temperature of its delivery agents
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16 Apr 2020
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14 Apr 2020
After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers
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08 Apr 2020
Amid lockdown, Zomato launches grocery delivery across 80 Indian cities
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02 Mar 2020
Zomato barges into fin-tech, launches credit cards with RBL Bank
Following the footsteps of OLA and Amazon, food-tech giant Zomato has barged into the fin-tech space by launching two 'Edition' credit cards in partnership with RBL Bank.
21 Jan 2020
Zomato just bought UberEats in India: Details here
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11 Jan 2020
Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here
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