America's largest supermarket retailer, Kroger Co., and the maker of the world's first fully unmanned road vehicle, Nuro, have announced a new partnership to redefine the grocery customer experience for Americans by piloting an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience.
Through this innovative partnership, customers can place same-day delivery orders through Kroger's ClickList ordering system and Nuro's app, with orders being delivered by Nuro's fleet of autonomous vehicles. The two brands are on a shared journey to make the convenience of grocery delivery accessible and affordable for customers everywhere. The test is set to be rolled out this autumn in a select number of chosen locations.
"We are incredibly excited about the potential of our innovative partnership with Nuro to bring the future of grocery delivery to customers today," says Yael Cosset, Kroger's chief digital officer. "As part of Restock Kroger, we have already started to redefine the grocery customer experience and expand the coverage area for our anything, anytime and anywhere offering. Partnering with Nuro, a leading technology company, will create customer value by providing Americans access to fast and convenient delivery at a fair price."
"Unmanned delivery will be a game-changer for local commerce, and together with Kroger, we're thrilled to test this new delivery experience to bring grocery customers new levels of convenience and value," said Dave Ferguson, Co-Founder, Nuro. "Our safe, reliable, and affordable service, combined with Kroger's ubiquitous brand, is a powerful first step in our mission to accelerate the benefits of robotics for everyday life."
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