Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart is launching a food retail business. The new initiative will see the firm release its own private label, Flipkart Farmermart, as well as a grocery supply chain and potentially physical stores. The firm plans to leverage parent company Walmart’s experience in the cash-and- carry sector in the territory, which has helped build connections in the farming industry for grocery and food produce.
Walgreens US completes first drone delivery
Walgreens is officially in flight with a pilot of on-demand drone deliveries in the USA. The drugstore giant went live with a trial of ‘store to door’ delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items via drone delivery. Eligible FedEx Express customers, who live within designated delivery zones can receive select packages via delivery drone. Launch of the pilot makes Walgreens the first retailer to offer on-demand drone delivery service in the USA.