Tag: delivery

‘Ghost kitchens’ are taking over fast-food chains from Chick-fil-A to Wendy’s

The future of fast food could be ghost kitchens. On Friday, Wendy’s became the latest fast-food chain to mention delivery-centric locations without dining rooms or takeout, commonly called ghost kitchens or dark kitchens. Abigail Pringle, Wendy’s chief development officer, said during Wendy’s annual investor day that dark kitchens would be

Ford teaming up with Walmart and Postmates on robot deliveries

Ford is joining forces with Walmart and Postmates to create a grocery delivery service using self-driving vehicles in Miami, the companies announced Wednesday. Ford has been using Miami as a test bed for its self-driving vehicles since earlier this year. And more recently, the auto giant joined with Postmates to see how

Robot cars start delivering groceries in Arizona

Grocery giant Kroger and autonomous vehicle startup Nuro launched their driverless delivery service Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the first market for the two companies, which first announced their partnership back in June. To start out, only one store is involved in the experiment: the Kroger-owned Fry’s Food Store on East

Walmart tests grocery delivery robots to fill online orders

US-based Walmart has announced it is testing grocery-picking robots called ‘Alphabots’ to pick up and pack items for online orders. The robots, deployed in partnership with startup Alert Innovation, then carry the items to Walmart’s associates to consolidate the order for delivery. The technology will be deployed in a 20,000-square-foot

Kroger plans on offering a same-day grocery delivery service using an autonomous vehicle

Self-driving cars are going mainstream: Kroger, a grocery retail chain, has teamed up with Nuro, an autonomous vehicle start-up. The duo will offer same-day grocery deliveries. Where the self-piloting grocery delivery service will be tested out first has yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected that a multi-month pilot program