Food startups: Not all under pressure from Covid, not all gloomy as it weakens

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Not every company Business Standard spoke to had it as well as Swiggy or Zomato, and some even saw their business models themselves under threat. But everyone thinks the post-pandemic era is full of promise

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online food delivery | Meal delivery in India | startups in india


Namit Gupta |
New Delhi


After the first wave of the pandemic, online food aggregators like Zomato and Swiggy managed to grow as people stuck at home preferred ordering. However, there were other food platforms/entrepreneurs who bore the brunt of the closures and, for the first time, also faced survival issues and had to pivot frantically.

Take the case of Snackible, a company that has an omnichannel presence selling healthy flavors, which was struggling with a huge inventory that is suddenly hard to liquidate. April 2020 sales were down to a trickle. Worse, the Mumbai police were not…




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First published: Tuesday, May 03, 2022. 7:18 PM IST

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