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Walmart piloting drone delivery of COVID-19 at-home test kits

Walmart piloting drone delivery of COVID-19 at-home test kits

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart has teamed up with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp to pilot drone delivery of at-home COVID-19 testing kits in North Las Vegas, beginning on Wednesday. “There’s a lot we can learn from our drone delivery pilots to help determine what roles drones can play in pandemic response, health care delivery and retail,” Tom

Walmart teams up with Zipline to test drone deliveries

Walmart teams up with Zipline to test drone deliveries

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart announced that it is working Zipline to test drone delivery early next year. Beginning in 2021, Zipline will begin making on-demand deliveries for Walmart for “select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer product at Walmart, said in a blog

UPS, CVS to launch residential drone delivery service

UPS, CVS to launch residential drone delivery service

ATLANTA — UPS and CVS Health announced on Monday that UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida for the largest U.S. retirement community, home to more than 135,000 residents. The service will use Matternet’s M2 drone system. Drone transport offers a fast delivery option

Retail innovations continue to emerge at Amazon

Retail innovations continue to emerge at Amazon

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. continues to push the retail innovation envelope, recently unveiling a store without checkouts and field testing delivery by drones in the United Kingdom. The 1,800-square-foot Amazon Go store perhaps most closely resembles a high-end, high-tech convenience store. Customers do not need to scan their purchases or go through a checkout line.