September 15, 2020: Walmart has partnered with Zipline to launch a first-of-its-kind drone delivery operation in the US. The new service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise. This news follows days after Walmart announced plans to test drone delivery of certain household grocery items.

The company stated in a release “we expect trial deliveries to take place near Walmart’s headquarters in Northwest Arkansas using Zipline’s proprietary technology, beginning early next year.

To date, Zipline has safely delivered more than 200,000 critical medical products to thousands of health facilities serving more than 20 million people across multiple countries.

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