According to the people familiar with the companies' plans, "By June-end, Swiggy will transition Scootsy's partners, fleet and nudge consumers to its app and shut Scootsy."
The food-tech unicorn, which goes against the likes of Zomato, had acquired Scootsy in 2018 for Rs. 50 crore but kept it operational as an independent entity for premium food, bakery products' customers in Mumbai.
Demand for premium delivery services expected to grow
Though Scootsy's operations were limited to Mumbai, Swiggy's push to a premium category is expected to be nation-wide, considering COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of hygienic food from trusted, premium brands.
The situation has forced many diners to open for delivery as well as prompted Swiggy to partner with ITC Hotels, Marriott, Hyatt, KA Hospitality to list them on its platform.