A day after announcing the closure of its online learning platform for Indian high school students, Amazon Inc. said on Friday that it would shut down a food delivery business it was testing in India.
Amazon Food, a business it was testing in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, would be discontinued, the company announced.
“We have decided to stop Amazon Food as part of our annual operating planning review process,” a company spokesperson told.
“These are not decisions we make lightly. We are discontinuing these projects progressively to care for our current customers and partners.”
According to an earlier report, the company informed its restaurant partners that the business will end on December 29.
Amazon said on Thursday that it was shutting down the Amazon Academy platform in India, which it had introduced at the beginning of last year amid a surge in online education brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The e-commerce giant wants to lay off about 10,000 people in business and technological areas as a result of the macroeconomic situation being uncertain.