Walmart announces investment in DroneUp for deliveries

Walmart Stores said recently it is making an unspecified investment in DroneUp to continue developing a scalable “last-mile” delivery system for customers. The first operation is expected in Bentonville, Arkansas — Walmart headquarters — later this year.

DroneUp operates an on-demand drone delivery network. Last year, Walmart partnered with Virginia-based DroneUp to launch trial deliveries of at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits.