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Kroger begins testing drone deliveries for baby products and s’mores

Kroger begins testing drone deliveries for baby products and s’mores
Kroger is partnering with Drone Express on deliveries of packages up to five pounds. | Image: Kroger

Kroger is joining rival Walmart by launching a drone delivery pilot program for groceries later this spring. The supermarket chain is partnering with Drone Express to deliver items like baby products, over-the-counter medications, and picnic supplies weighing up to about five pounds from a test store in Centerville, Ohio.

A landing page for the Kroger Drone Delivery service says that groceries will be flown by “certified drone pilots under FAA approval.” A press release suggests that deliveries can be made to street addresses as well as to parks or beaches by homing in on a customer’s smartphone location.

As part of the pilot, Kroger is designing bundled product offerings that fit within the size and weight constraints of the Drone…

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