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Dunzo enters, Grofers speeds up, Swiggy expands, Zomato experiments, BigBasket holds on: Here’s what’s happening in the grocery delivery market

With Dunzo being the latest entrant in the grocery delivery market, Tata's plan to invest in it has hit a roadblock; nearly all the major delivery services listed here are pitching faster delivery times.  While the pandemic had a negative impact on most aspects of the Indian economy, one of the few segments that not only survived but grew during this period is the online grocery delivery market. Consulting firm Redseer expects this market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% and become an $850 billion market by 2025. No wonder existing players are doubling down and new ones are eyeing a slice of the pie. Here's a round-up of what's happened recently in this space. Dunzo starts grocery delivery Hyperlocal delivery platform Dunzo has now entered the online grocery delivery space with Dunzo Daily, the company stated in a blog post on August 17. The Dunzo Daily service is currently available in Bengaluru with over 2000 products on offer. Dunzo is pitching its new service as "ultra-fast grocery delivery," promising to deliver orders in 19 minutes. The service has been active in Bengaluru for a few weeks now and Dunzo claims that it is growing over 25% week on week with customers using the service 2.5 times a week. The company plans to eventually expand to the top 20 cities of the country using its network of co-owned and operated mini-warehouses. Meanwhile, ETtech reported that Tata's plan to invest in Dunzo has hit a roadblock because the latter does not want to give up…

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