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Amazon Is Shuttering Some India Businesses Amid Global Cuts

  • Online giant will wind down meal, business delivery services
  • Amazon has had mixed success after a decade in India
Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bengaluru, India.

Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bengaluru, India.

Photographer: Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg Inc. will wind down parts of its Indian operations, showing that even the crucial growth market with 1.4 billion consumers isn’t immune to Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy’s cost-reduction campaign.

The company said it is exiting meal deliveries as well as a service providing bulk doorstep deliveries of packaged consumer goods to small businesses. The exits will involve layoffs of just several hundred out of a workforce of thousands, leaving Amazon relying on its core offerings such as online retail in the country, according to a person familiar with the matter.