Tag: drone


IKEA now uses 100 drones for inventory operations

March 20, 2023

Via: Charged

As part of IKEA’s technological expansion, Swedish retail giant has expanded its autonomous fleet to 100 drones across 16 locations in Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The Netherlands-based IKEA franchising partner Ingka cooperated with a Zurich-based […]


Walmart launches drone delivery service in rural Arkansas

November 23, 2021

Via: Charged

Walmart has partnered with drone-maker Zipline to launch a drone delivery service for residents in Northwest Arkansas. The program is the first commercial drone delivery launched by Walmart and its biggest investment in the technology to date, having trialled it […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon and Walmart’s emerging delivery drone battle escalates with Zipline deal

September 14, 2020


Walmart announced Monday that it’s partnering with Zipline — a company best known for its medical drone operations in African countries like Ghana and Rwanda — to launch a delivery service of select health and wellness products in the U.S. […]


UPS partners with CVS on residential drone delivery in Florida

April 30, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

UPS completed its first drone delivery with CVS in November 2019 in North Carolina. Since then, as part of the carrier’s coronavirus response effort, it has been testing the viability of drones to complete smaller-scale deliveries to medical sites or […]


US retail drone deliveries hit major setback

January 23, 2020

Via: Charged

Retail drone deliveries are facing a major setback in the US as key legislation enabling companies to deliver parcels is opposed by powerful groups. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed new rules which would force all drones to be […]

Others, Tech

CVS and UPS Make First Prescription Medicine Delivery Via Drone

November 7, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

UPS has officially made its first dollar delivering prescription drugs to CVS customers’ doorsteps via commercial drones. UPS’ subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy completed their first “revenue-generating” drone delivery of a medical prescription from a CVS pharmacy […]

Others, Tech

Amazon applies for waiver with FAA to allow drone delivery

August 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Drones, for the last few years, have been viewed as the future of last-mile delivery for a variety of organizations ranging from third party logistics to hospitals. These flying couriers could also make it easier to provide same-day delivery in […]


Technological innovations in smart warehousing

July 20, 2018

Via: Michael Boyd

As the economy picks up, retail sales grow, and more customers require fast home delivery, warehouses face more demand. The rise of e-commerce and faster delivery times are pressuring logistics companies to get orders out the door as quickly as […]