Kroger to launch first autonomous drone delivery in Centerville


By Nick Blizzard and Thomas Gnau, Dayton Daily News (OH)

Jun 6, 2021


Kroger will launch its first autonomous drone delivery from a Centerville store this week.


The company’s Cincinnati-Dayton division is in partnership with Drone Express — a New Jersey-based business with a Monroe hub — to launch the technology Wednesday, Kroger said in a statement released by Centerville officials.


The Kroger Co. and Drone Express last month announced a pilot program to offer grocery delivery via autonomous drones and began testing it near the Centerville Kroger Marketplace, 1095 S. Main St.


The Drone Express Monroe site was picked to serve as a hub for the manufacturing, testing and piloting of autonomous drones for commercial package delivery, a representative of the company told this media outlet.


Drone Express said last month...