Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has invested in drone delivery company, DroneUp following a pilot last year with automated deliveries of COVID-19 nasal swab test kits as the company aims for drone deliveries in large numbers.
“The trial demonstrated we could offer customers delivery in minutes versus hours. Now, after safely completing hundreds of drone deliveries from Walmart stores, we’re making an investment in DroneUp to continue our work towards developing a scalable last mile delivery solution,” informed Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner in a blog.
The DroneUp investment follows Walmart’s April investment in San Francisco-based, Cruise. Walmart has two other drone trials, one for select groceries and essential items in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in partnership with Flytrex, and another for health and wellness products with Zipline in Northwest Arkansas.
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