The Indian Competition Authority dismisses abuse of dominance claims against an online food ordering platform due to proof that the platform actually tried to resolve price disparities between itself and physical locations of its partners whenever it received a complaint (Swiggy)

KEY POINTS Swiggy does not select or modify the rates charged by its partner restaurants and therefore, any discrepancy in the rates is solely attributable to the partner restaurants. BRIEF FACTS An Information was filed under Section 19(1)(a) of the Act, alleging that the popular app-based food ordering and delivery platform “Swiggy” was abusing its dominance in the market for ‘app-based food delivery with restaurant search platform

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