Kroger tests grocery delivery by drone in Ohio

Supermarket chain Kroger is testing delivering groceries via drones, starting with two cities in Ohio.

The pilot program will allow consumers in Cincinnati and Monroe to receive grocery packages by drone at locations set up on their smartphones. The autonomous drones will be manufactured by a local delivery business under Drone Express, a branch of TELEGRID Technologies, which is headquartered in New Jersey.

“Autonomous drones have unlimited potential to improve everyday life, and our technology opens the way to safe, secure, environmentally friendly deliveries for Kroger customers,” Beth Flippo, TELEGRID’s chief technology officer, said in a press release. “The possibilities for customers are endless — we
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