Swiggy to downsize private brand kitchens, impacting 900 staff: Report

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Swiggy’s food ordering and delivery platform plans to cut operations in its private label kitchens due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which could affect around 900 employees, sources said.

According to sources familiar with the matter, around 900 employees are affected by the company’s decision.

However, the company has refrained from providing any details on the number of employees likely to be affected.

“As COVID-19 disrupts daily life across the country, the hospitality industry is under great pressure. As the lockout continues, we are evaluating various ways to stay agile and focused on growth and profitability in our private label kitchens, “a Swiggy spokesperson said in a statement.

This includes renegotiating contracts with owners, relocating some kitchens to more optimal locations, and shutting down activities in a few kitchens that have been severely affected since the foreclosure came into effect, he added.

“Unfortunately, this will have an impact on a number of kitchen workers who will be fully supported during this transition,” the statement said.

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