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Walgreens to test drone delivery in Texas

Walgreens to test drone delivery in Texas

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens will launch drone delivery to two cities outside of Dallas  in a joint venture with Google’s drone-manufacturing affiliate, Wing. The companies will start testing the service next week  in Frisco and neighboring Little Elm north of Dallas.  It will be Wing’s first expansion in the U.S. after years piloting the offering

Walmart invests in drone services company

Walmart invests in drone services company

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has invested in an on-demand drone services provider called DroneUp. “In our ongoing effort to get customers the items they want, and fast, we know it will take a well-coordinated network of delivery solutions that span the streets, sidewalks and skies,” Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner wrote in a

Kroger to pilot drone delivery of grocery orders

Kroger to pilot drone delivery of grocery orders

CINCINNATI  — The Kroger Co. said Monday it will pilot the delivery of groceries by autonomous drones this spring in Centerville, Ohio. “Kroger’s new drone delivery pilot is part of the evolution of our rapidly growing and innovative e-commerce business – which includes pickup, delivery, and ship and reached more than $10 billion in sales in 2020,”

Amazon uses drone to make delivery

SEATTLE — Just 13 minutes after placing an order on Amazon.com, a customer in Cambridge, England, received the order — an Amazon Fire TV streaming device and a bag of popcorn — dropped at the customer’s doorstep by an autonomous drone, the first such delivery for the company. Amazon’s chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, confirmed