Gurugram-based online food platform Zomato on Tuesday announced that it has begun grocery deliveries across 80 cities in the country.
CEO and founder Deepinder Goyal, in a company blog, said, “We have started grocery delivery in 80+ cities across India to help with the supply of essentials. Our delivery network in the country is only second to India Post, and we are putting in every effort to make sure that we put it to good use to serve the community.”
The aim here is to ensure last-mile delivery of essentials to households in India during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Zomato app has now launched a new feature- Zomato Market for the same.
Rival firm Swiggy on Monday said it raised $43 million as part of its ongoing Series 1 round and will use the proceeds to expand the business and invest in grocery delivery, concierge services, and micro-delivery arm SuprDaily.
“Our focus remains to execute on our vision while building a sustainable path to profitability,” Rahul Bothra, Chief financial officer at Swiggy, had said in a statement.