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A huge disruption is underway along the entire auto value chain

The level of tech in new popular models in India is such that the ecosystem is witnessing a realignment.


Jan 19, 2020, 12.47 PM IST



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  • The $24.2 billion French company, with presence in over 80 countries, operates through two business models in India—on-site services or facility management and the consumer-facing coupons business. India contributes about 7-8% to Sodexo's global revenue.

    Among the many disruptions caused by multicity agitations against the citizenship Act is the effect on deliveries and orders of large e-commerce operators. While online food delivery business has suffered a hit of 25-30%, other online categories have seen a drop of 3-5%, said businesses.

    In its third big shot at online food and grocery, Flipkart pieces together the legs of its strategy through two big investments in seven days — Shadowfax and Ninjacart.

    P&G is currently testing the beta version of the site and the products are sold and the supply chain managed by its Kolkata-based distributor BG Distributor. The website pgshop.in will go live in the next one month or so, said another person familiar with the development. P&G expects to use the learnings from the exercise the “distributor has undertaken.”

    The companies did not disclose the transaction value, but sources briefed on the matter told ET that the investment valued Shadowfax at about $200-$250 million, and is also likely to see other new investors join in.

    BigBasket said it’s using its partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant- Alibaba to improve delivery and logistics.The retailer, which has shifted from dark stores to large warehousing format, has also implemented Alibaba’s bulk storage mechanism to optimize space.

    The depleting market value of global startups has raised alarm bells about loss-making ventures and their business models. The focus, therefore, is growth with profitability, said founders and investors who attended The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence, 2019.

    Grofers, which competes with the likes of BigBasket as well as grocery verticals of e-commerce majors such as Flipkart and Amazon, saw its total income grow by over 56 per cent to Rs 83.62 crore in 2018-19 from Rs 53.47 crore in the previous financial year.

    The offers are live in the 26 Indian cities BigBasket is operational in, the company said in a statement.

    A city known for its century-old power looms is the nerve centre of India's e-commerce operations.

    In December, Flipkart and its US-based parent jointly invested an undisclosed sum in Ninjacart, a fresh produce supply chain startup.

    Startups are prioritising gender diversity in leadership. Other newage companies including Jombay, Healthians, Bigbasket, Uber and Byju’s are stepping up their efforts to nurture future women leaders who can drive growth, product innovation and profitability.

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