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Foodpanda slashes employee count by 15 percent in India

  • Foodpanda, Rocket
    Internet’s Indian wing of the food delivery platform, has announced a 15
    percent reduction in its workforce.
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  • A Foodpanda
    spokesperson told
    Gadgets360 it that
    achieved 98 percent automation rate in order processing, citing the reduced
    need for manual intervention as one of the reasons for the reduction in its

    • Foodpanda, Rocket
      Internet’s Indian wing of the food delivery platform, has announced a 15
      percent reduction in its workforce.
    •  
    • A Foodpanda
      spokesperson told
      Gadgets360 it that
      achieved 98 percent automation rate in order processing, citing the reduced
      need for manual intervention as one of the reasons for the reduction in its
      overall work force.
    •  
    • Redundancies will be
      made across a few departments, and affected employees will be provided with due
      remuneration as well as provided assistance to discover other job options, the
      company said.
    •  
    • The spokesperson said
      the company headcount was at 2,200 at present, which would mean around 330 redundancies
      were made.
    •  
    • Founded in 2012,
      Foodpanda’s leadership team in India
      has seen a lot of churn – co-founder Amit Kohli left the team in November 2013.
      Another co-founder Rohit Chadda stepped down as MD in August this year, while
      Akhilesh Bali went on to work on a startup called LimeTray, which helps
      restaurants market, engage, and sell to customers online, the report said.
    •  
    • The company said it
      had bolstered leadership ranks, and developed proprietary technological
      innovations in rider and restaurant management, with “10 times the growth”
      in number of orders from January to December 2015.
    •  
    • “We are certain
      that the team will help in smoothening operations and take us through the next
      phase of growth,” Foodpanda CEO Saurabh Kochhar told
      Gadgets360.
    •  
    • Foodpanda claims to
      have over 12,000 menus from restaurants across 200 cities in India. In
      November, it had announced an association with IRCTC to enable meal pre-orders,
      with a pilot starting in New Delhi.
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