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Walmart To Test A Pilot Project To Gear Up Delivery Business

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to test a pilot project to gear up its delivery business for the delivery of products with automated drones along with Flytrex, an end-to-end delivery firm. The test is expected to start in the second week of September in Fayetteville, North Carolina with cloud-controlled drones engaged in picking up and dropping off select items.

“We know that it will be some time before we see millions of packages delivered via drone. That still feels like a bit of science fiction,” stated Tom Ward, senior vice-president.

Walmart, whose U.S. online sales doubled in the second quarter is working to boost its delivery process. The retailer has previously partnered with Ford Motor Co and self-driving vehicle startups Gatik and Nuro to explore delivery options, as the pandemic makes consumers prefer items delivered at their doorsteps rather than visiting stores.

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(Read Original Story: Walmart to test drone delivery of grocery, household items in Reuters)


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