International e-commerce enabler Shopmatic has introduced grocery web-stores to allow local shop owners to build their we-stores easily, without the need for any technical or coding experience. As per the company, the solution will include pre-built catalogues with unlimited listings, easy inventory management, secure and instant online payments and, contactless delivery, and self-pickup options.
While the initial days of lockdown enforced in India in response to COVID-19 crisis sent the Indian online food and grocery retailers into disarray, they were able to quickly turn things around and convert the situation into one of immense growth opportunity, says GlobalData, a leading data, and analytics company.
PayNearby, India’s hyperlocal FinTech startup, has expanded its hyperlocal discovery and purchase app ‘BuyNearby’ to Pan India operations, to simplify ordering, payments, and delivery of essentials during the lockdown. The app has helped more than 2 lakh+ Kirana shops across the country take their stores online.
Odisha-based dairy start-up Milk Mantra has named FMCG veteran Bibhu Nanda as the chief operating officer (COO). In his new role, Nanda will be responsible for leading operations and drive innovation and growth of the company as the company expands its growth across categories, marketplaces, and geographies.
Dabur India announced that it has resumed production at all its manufacturing locations following the government relaxing guidelines for the third phase of lockdown. The FMCG major said its corporate office and regional offices have also started working with critical staff.
Given the ongoing lockdown, packaged foods company Britannia Industries Ltd has introduced a WhatsApp-based store locator service that helps consumers locate grocery shops that stock the company’s product.
The GPS-based chatbot publishes a list of stores near the consumer’s current location, the company said in a statement.