ET: Amazon planning to shut its food delivery business in India
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ET: Amazon planning to shut its food delivery business in India

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Amazon will shut down its food-delivery service in India, the e-commerce giant announced on Friday, a day after ceasing its online learning platform for high-school students in the country. Amazon Food, a business it was testing in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, would be discontinued, the company announced.

“As part of our annual operating planning review process, we have made the decision to discontinue Amazon Food,” a company spokesperson said in the report. “We don’t take these decisions lightly. We are discontinuing these programs in a phased manner to take care of current customers and partners.”

The Economic Times reported earlier that the business would be phased out beginning December 29, citing a communication from the company to its restaurant partners.

On Thursday, Amazon announced the closure of its Amazon Academy platform in India, which was launched earlier this year amid a surge in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, the e-commerce giant is reviewing its global workforce due to an uncertain macroeconomic environment, and the company plans to lay off around 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles.