What will it take for in-home delivery services to grow?

Feb 12, 2020
In the grocery wars, every innovation counts.
Walmart InHome Delivery associate Nick Burmaster puts on the camera that will livestream the day’s deliveries.
Kathleen Davis

Driverless delivery vehicles are now allowed on California streets

Jan 17, 2020
The new rules still block large vehicles, meaning companies testing driverless big rigs have to look elsewhere.
A Nuro delivery bot drops off groceries.
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If you think delivery trucks contribute to road congestion now ... just wait

Jan 15, 2020
The World Economic Forum says there could be 36% more delivery vehicles on the roads over the next decade.
A FedEx delivery truck in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in August 2019.
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Scooters now sharing the delivery lane

Dec 19, 2019
Increasing demand for faster deliveries is part of what’s driving companies to experiment.
An URB-E electric folding bicycle is on display
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Six fewer shipping days till Christmas puts pressure on UPS, FedEx and USPS

Dec 5, 2019
This year's late Thanksgiving has put shippers on alert. They're reminding customers to send their gifts early.
UPS has sent emails and social media messages about shipping deadlines. Above, a UPS worker sorts packages in San Francisco.
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How to stop your delivery packages from getting stolen

Nov 13, 2019
"Porch pirates" took parcels from nearly 26 million Americans in 2017.
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Pizza companies watch others go for a slice of the pie

Aug 8, 2019
Food delivery apps offer consumers a wider variety of eat-at-home options.
Papa John's reported this week that its sales are weak.
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Walmart wants to deliver groceries straight into your fridge

Jun 10, 2019
The retailer says its associates will do the shopping for you, from its aisles to your kitchen.
Walmart plans to start offering in-fridge deliveries for select customers.
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UPS is using new technology to solve an old problem — delivering holiday packages on time

Dec 21, 2018
UPS expects to deliver more than 800 million packages on time this holiday season with the help of new super hubs.
UPS employees sort out packages for delivery on May 9, 2017 in New York. This holiday season, "super hubs," like the one in Atlanta, will help the company deliver 800 million packages on time. Last year, 3 million were late.
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Your Amazon deliveries don't just magically appear at your door

Jul 3, 2018
Some of them come to you via Amazon Flex, an app that allows regular people to deliver your packages.
Packages are stored at the Amazon's logistics center in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, on the eve of 'Black Friday', on Nov. 24, 2016.
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