Amazon has planned to shut down its food delivery business in India by the end of this year to eliminate loss-making entities from its portfolio. The company launched Amazon Food in India in May 2020 in parts of Bengaluru and later expanded the service across other cities. Amazon announced, “We don’t take these decisions lightly. We are discontinuing these programs in a phased manner to take care of current customers and partners and we are supporting our affected employees during this transition. Amazon remains focused on providing our growing customer base the best online shopping experience with the largest selection of products at great value and convenience.”

Amazon Food: The Company Continues Restructuring Process in India

Shutting down the services of Amazon Food is a part of the company’s broader restructuring in India. It has previously announced it to close its edtech service academy in the country next year; however, those who signed up for the current academic batch will receive a full refund. The academy help students prepare for entry into India’s prestigious engineering colleges.

The company has said that it remains committed to the Indian market. It will continue to invest across grocery, smartphones and consumer electronics, fashion & beauty, as well as B2B offerings such as Amazon Business.

Indian Trade Unions to Join Global Protests Against Amazon India

The supply chain workers of Amazon India protest against the e-commerce giant as a part of a global movement organized by the Make Amazon Pay Coalition covering 40 countries. The coalition wants the company to pay fair wages to its workers, respect their right to join unions, pay its fair share of taxes, and commit to environmental sustainability. The website of Make Amazon Pay Coalition reads, “Real wages are going down while the corporation rakes in record revenue.”

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