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Walgreens and Alphabet’s Wing Aviation Launch Drone Delivery Pilot

Executive Summary

On September 19, 2019, Walgreens announced a partnership with Wing Aviation to offer an on-demand drone delivery service. Wing Aviation is part of Alphabet.

  • Using Wing Aviation’s drones, Walgreens will be the first US retailer to test an on-demand drone delivery service.
  • The pilot program launches next month to deliver food and beverages, over-the-counter medications and other items, but not prescription medicine.
  • Drone deliveries in the US are still at the early stages: Amazon and UPS are also testing drone delivery.

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