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Swiggy Launches ‘Stores’ for Delivering FMCG Products and Medicines

"Stores" platform has been made available within the main Swiggy app itself.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy claims to have 50,000 restaurant partners

In a bid to challenge the dominance of online fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) delivery platforms like Grofers and Big Basket, food delivery app Swiggy on Tuesday launched “Stores” – a platform to allow users to order groceries, medicines and other daily amenities.

“Swiggy ‘Stores’ extends the option of ordering food from nearby restaurants to ordering anything from any store across your city,” Sriharsha Majety, Co-Founder and CEO of Swiggy wrote in a blog-post.

With “Stores”, Swiggy aims to connect people to every store, retailer or brand – both online and offline – and deliver goods to people’s doorsteps.

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Swiggy launched its ‘stores’ for delivering fast moving consumer goods and medicines.

“We’re taking our first step by launching across Gurugram and will deliver from over 3,500 stores across the city. We’ve already partnered with over 200 stores in categories such as fruits and vegetables to florists and pet care stores,” Majety added.

“Stores” platform has been made available within the main Swiggy app itself.

“We are launching ‘Stores’ in beta for now, while we fine-tune the service to make sure it meets the high standards that we at Swiggy hold ourselves to,” Majety noted.

Swiggy’s new platform comes amidst controversies ignited by hundreds of restaurant owners sending a petition to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) alleging wrongdoings by food delivery companies.

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The petition, first reported in January, accused Swiggy, Zomato, Uber Eats and Foodpanda of misusing their dominant positions by engaging in practices such as deep discounting, in-house kitchens and internal sourcing. (IANS)

 

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Swiggy Launches ‘Daily’ App to Give Consumers Access to Homestyle Meals

The app allows users to schedule their meals in advance or opt for a daily, weekly or monthly subscription

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Swiggy said the app will list over 30 options for every meal. Wikimedia Commons

Homegrown food delivery start-up Swiggy on Monday launched “Swiggy Daily”, an app to give consumers access to a variety of simple homestyle meals prepared by home chefs, tiffin service providers and organised vendors.

Launched in Gurugram, the service will expand to Bengaluru and Mumbai in the coming months, Swiggy said. The app allows users to schedule their meals in advance or opt for a daily, weekly or monthly subscription.

“There is a growing demand for quality and affordable everyday meals. With a mix of organised vendors and home chefs, Swiggy Daily will cater to this latent demand for homestyle meals that are an affordable, long-term solution for our daily food needs,” said Sriharsha Majety, CEO, Swiggy. Swiggy said the app will list over 30 options for every meal.

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The app allows users to schedule their meals in advance or opt for a daily, weekly or monthly subscription. Wikimedia Commons

The platform will include meal options from a mix of organised vendors like Homely, Lunchly, Fig, iDabba and Caloriesmart, popular tiffin services like Dial a Meal and Dailymeals.in that specialise in food fit for daily consumption and expert home chefs like Sumita’s Food Planet, Mrs. Ahmed’s Kitchen and Shachi Jain.

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“The daily meal subscription market in India is highly unorganised with multiple tiffin services and home chefs operating independently with the help of local chat groups and word of mouth,” said Alok Jain, Entrepreneur in Residence at Swiggy.

“Daily is the first homestyle hyperlocal food subscription service in the country that will offer a world-class platform to these food service providers and help solve the key issues of discovery, flexibility and taste fatigue,” Jain added. (IANS)