UPS will use drones to deliver prescriptions to retirees in Florida

Residents of the largest retirement community in the US will soon have the option to have their drug prescriptions delivered to them partly by air. Starting this May, UPS and CVS plan to use autonomous drones to shuttle medicine to people in The Vill...

Uber revives product deliveries with person-to-person ‘Connect’ trial

Uber is dipping its toe back into the goods-delivery game. The move is a bid to boost revenue in a time where people are using its existing ride-hailing and food-ordering services less and less, due to the coronavirus outbreak. As the Financial Times...

UK watchdog ‘provisionally’ clears Amazon investment in Deliveroo

Amazon is one step closer to becoming a major investor in Deliveroo, a UK-based food delivery company that operates in multiple markets including France, Spain, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. After months of deliberation, the UK's Competitio...

Instacart is expanding Costco pharmacy deliveries nationwide

Instacart is expanding Costco pharmacy deliveries to almost 200 locations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, Washington and Washington DC. It plans to bring the service, which it started testing in November in California a...

Postmates now delivers essentials from Walgreens, Duane Reade and 7-Eleven

Late last month, Walgreen expanded its partnership with Postmates to deliver over-the-counter medications, household essentials and other convenience products in the US. Today, Postmates is taking that one step further. It’s adding two new categories...

Amazon plans virtual grocery waiting lists to cope with surging demand

Amazon and Whole Foods have been straining to keep up with grocery demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s leading to new measures to reduce some of the frustration for shoppers. Amazon is introducing virtual waiting lines that will give you...