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01/12/2022

Kroger, Nuro expand collaboration of autonomous delivery vehicles

Kroger will use Nuro’s third generation autonomous delivery vehicles, expanding its digital offerings in Houston.
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Kroger Nuro Delivery Vehicle

Kroger and Nuro will continue to work together in order to leverage the use of autonomous delivery vehicles.

Recently, the company shared news of the expansion of their previously announced collaboration, which will feature the use of Nuro’s third generation autonomous delivery vehicle.

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“Our expanded collaboration with Nuro supports Kroger’s commitment to provide fresh food, at a great value – all without asking our customers to compromise,” Yael Cosset, Kroger’s senior vice president and chief information officer said. “The role of autonomous vehicles in our seamless ecosystem continues to increase, contributing to meeting our customers in the context of their day without compromising on the quality or value, while contributing to our long-term growth and sustainability goals.”

Through this partnership, Kroger will continue the expansion of its digital offerings in Houston by utilizing autonomous vehicles for grocery delivery.

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“We are thrilled to expand our longstanding strategic partnership with Kroger and further our shared vision for the future of goods delivery,” Dave Ferguson, Nuro co-founder and president said. “We look forward to leveraging our third-generation, and most advanced, autonomous vehicle to date to continue to build on the success of this program.”

In addition, the expanded collaboration falls in line with the retailer’s commitment to simplifying the grocery shopping experience for customers by offerings them the items they desire without compromising on freshness or value, the company said. 

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“We are excited to expand our collaboration with Nuro here in Houston, one of the largest cities in the U.S.,” Laura Gump, president, Houston Kroger division said. “Our associates, customers and city embrace innovation and we are thrilled to be able to soon provide this enterprising grocery delivery service to even more shoppers across the region.”

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