KERALA: As the world’s largest online grocery marketplaces enter their fourth year of operations, the biggest players are slowly emerging.
But what do they have in common?
And how are they different?
The first thing you’ll notice is that the grocery shopping marketplaces are all local.
There is one or two big players like Walmart and Safeway in South Asia and one or three other big ones in the Middle East.
But as the online marketplaces expand globally, the players are all looking for ways to grow.
One of the biggest, Grocery.com, is looking to expand into the US market.
It already has more than 500 million members, with about $1.3 trillion in annual revenue.
Grocery.co, another online grocery marketplace, has about 1.4 million members and plans to open a US store this year.
The marketplaces have attracted the attention of some big names in the food and beverage industry.
But in a market with few big brands and no real competition, they are struggling.
Grocery stores are often seen as a safe haven for small local food manufacturers and farmers.
And they are.
The average online grocery store sells less than one kilogram of food a month.
In India, however, the grocery market is a different story.
There are no grocery stores, and it is virtually impossible to buy food locally.
It is cheaper to buy products online than in the stores.
In fact, it’s easier for online grocery sellers to compete against traditional retailing than to sell locally.
But with few other options for local sourcing and the ease with which food can be sourced, the marketplaces and their leaders have struggled to survive.
But what makes the food marketplaces different?
How do they differentiate themselves?
And what can we learn from their experiences?
How the food marketplace plays outIn India and in countries across Asia, there is a long history of food production and distribution in traditional ways.
Traditionally, local producers have been allowed to operate and sell their produce at market prices.
But the Indian government in the late 1990s began to restrict production and to limit the number of products that could be sold online.
These restrictions have led to a shortage of small producers and even the availability of some food.
The government in India began restricting the availability and supply of locally produced food to preserve local markets.
For many years, this meant that most Indian households could only buy a certain quantity of food.
But this restriction was lifted when the government made online grocery markets available in 2010.
In the mid-2000s, the food sector started to change dramatically.
India is a global consumer of meat, dairy, fish and eggs.
But many Indian farmers are facing difficult circumstances.
Many are struggling to sell their crops and cannot afford to pay for land.
As a result, farmers in India are increasingly turning to online grocery shopping platforms to provide food to their communities.
But online grocery delivery is not just about delivering food to consumers.
It also has a wide variety of other uses.
In some countries, the government allows online delivery of services like medical care and education.
The government also provides free Wi-Fi access to a number of major cities.
But online grocery service delivery is still a niche market.
In many cases, the cost of the delivery is covered by the government.
This means that there is no real accountability for online food delivery in India.
There’s no clear way to measure the quality or price of delivery, and no way to ensure that delivery is safe.
This creates a big barrier for smaller and local producers.
When delivery companies do come in and offer delivery services, they often do so with a huge amount of risk.
And when delivery companies are not paid, they don’t know how much they will lose if they cannot deliver.
In addition, delivery services can also be unreliable, making them less profitable.
In fact, some delivery companies have been forced to close down in the last two years due to poor delivery practices.
In this situation, it is unclear whether a local producer can make a profit.
How does the food business change in the future?
In 2016, the Food Security Act, passed by the Indian Parliament in 2016, established a new framework for the food industry.
Under the new framework, food products can only be sold on online platforms.
The existing laws are still in place, but the new laws give the government more leeway to restrict online grocery retailers.
The new framework has been lauded by the agricultural sector.
In April 2017, the country’s agriculture ministry said it expected the online grocery platform market to grow by a further 20 per cent in the next five years.
But there is still room for improvement.
The existing laws make it difficult for online retailers to offer discounts or other products that are not sold in the traditional way.
This has led to some small producers not being able to offer their produce online.
The situation is particularly bad in rural areas.
In rural areas, there are no farmers to provide the land to farmers to grow their crops,