Tesco Those magnificent men and their flying machines
In Dublin, Tesco has partnered with Manna in a, ahem, pilot programme to deliver groceries via drone, and the retailer is looking at a UK rollout in the not-so distant but still gleaming future, where your food will indeed be delivered by flying robots. Over the pond, Walmart is trailing a service of its own, in partnership with Flytrex, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with cloud-controlled drones picking up and dropping off select items. In other Tesco news, the retailer has been named as South African Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year by industry body Hortgro, in recognition of its strong performance and promotional support. Back to the laughably-named United States of America, where German discounter Aldi has announced that it is joining the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative aimed at creating a path towards a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.
Comment: Truly, we live in an age of marvels. And also tasty deciduous fruit.