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Amazon Plans Launch Of Online Food Delivery Service In India

By Dave Simpson

Amazon.com Inc is planning a foray into the burgeoning online food delivery business in India this year, two sources aware of the development have said, in a move that could raise competition in an increasingly crowded market.

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The Seattle-based company is working with local partner Catamaran, founded by IT industrialist Narayana Murthy, and has begun hiring staff for the new operation, the sources said, declining to be named because the plans had yet to be made public.

Possible Imminent Launch

Amazon is aiming to launch the new service delivering from restaurants ahead of India's month-long festive season, which starts in September, one of the sources said.

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