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NRAI for indirect regulation of online food delivery cos, open to making a pact

The National Restaurant Association of India is opposed to online food delivery platforms having exclusive tie ups, “arm twisting, promoting their own brands, using their own (search) algorithms,” reports Financial Express. The NRAI said that it would like a code of conduct to be implemented to deal with deep discounts, the ‘dumping of capital’ and perpetually on-sale items influencing market forces. MediaNama has reached out to the NRAI, Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda, and UberEATS and will update this when we hear from them. The report states that the NRAI wrote to the DIPP, now renamed the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), asking if online food delivery companies fell under the new FDI in ecommerce policy. The association is of the belief that they do, but had not defined themselves as marketplace or inventory based companies, and that…

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I'm a MediaNama alumna from 2015-16 (remember TinyOwl?) now back to cover e-services like food and grocery delivery, app based transport and policies, platforms and media in India.

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