Uber sells its India food delivery business to Zomato
|bbc.com 20 Jan 2020 at 22:59|
Zomato operates in more than 500 cities in India and the firm believes that the acquisition will further consolidates its presence.
"We are proud to have pioneered restaurant discovery and to have created a leading food delivery business across India. This acquisition significantly strengthens our position in the category," Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO of Zomato, said.
Uber Eats launched in India in 2017 with a promise to revolutionise the sector. The San Francisco-based company has since been trying to increase its customer base, but faced a tough competition from Zomato and Swiggy.
Uber said India would continue to be its priority.
"India remains an exceptionally important market to Uber and we will continue to invest in growing our local rides business, which is already the clear category leader," Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO, said.