Walmart quantifies expanding drone deliveries with 2022 stats
Between the fanfare of initial announcements of intent, network planning, testing, regulatory approval, community consultation, and recurring teasers of looming launches, it can be a little difficult keeping current on the actual state of play in drone delivery activity – a haziness Walmart is now endeavoring to dissipate.
This week, Walmart released figures on the exact, up-to-date numbers of its drone delivery operations – activities that, sector-wide, habitually commence many months (or, in the case of Amazon, several years) after launch plans are first revealed. But although it took nearly a year between the 2021 announcement that Walmart had decided to start the service and actual launch of aerial operations the following year, the retailing giant has been building considerable momentum since – something to which its newly released figures bear witness.
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