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Walmart invests in drone delivery company, says service to start in 'coming months'

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart said this week it invested in drone delivery company DroneUp and is eyeing a future in nationwide drone deliveries after launching a pilot program last year.

The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has used the drone company since last year as part of a pilot program to deliver at-home COVID-19 test kits to customers’ doorsteps."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 toward developing a scalable last-mile delivery solution," Walmart U.S.

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