Walmart to test drone delivery with Zipline in latest deal

Walmart is teaming up with a company called Zipline to launch drone delivery program early next year that will deliver select health and wellness products near the discounter's headquarters in Northwest Arkansas

Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, said Monday that it plans to eventually expand to general merchandise.

It's the second delivery drone deal for Walmart within a week. It's using drones from startup Flytrex to deliver groceries and household essentials from its Walmart stores in North Carolina.

Amazon.com recently won regulatory approval to deliver packages by drone, but it's still testing the self-piloting aircraft and didn’t say when they could be used to deliver goods to shoppers on a large scale. UPS and a company owned by Google have also won regulatory approval to deliver by drones.

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