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Amazon forays into food delivery, sets up direct fight with Swiggy, Zomato

Tech giant's food delivery service comes when major players in the space are reeling from Covid-19 impact

E-commerce giant Amazon has announced its entry into online food delivery in India, even as the country is still going through the lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Amazon Food, the service, was launched on Thursday in areas with select pin codes in Bengaluru while the company is learnt to be mulling scaling it up to other cities in the near future. Customers are now allowed to order from select restaurants and cloud kitchens that have passed the company’s hygiene certification bar, it said. Amazon’s foray into food delivery puts it ...