Kroger is partnering with Telegrid's Drone Express division to pilot drone grocery delivery via autonomous drones in the Midwest. The company said that the pilot expands its seamless ecosystem and delivers on consumer convenience demands.
"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," said Jody Kalmbach, Kroger group vice president of product experience. "The pilot reinforces the importance of flexibility and immediacy to customers, powered by modern, cost-effective, and efficient last-mile solutions. We're excited to test drone delivery and gain insights that will inform expansion plans as well as future customer solutions."