Coles (ASX:COL) grows ‘Wing’ to deliver groceries via drone! - Kalkine Media

March 02, 2022 01:32 PM AEDT | By Aditi Saha
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Highlights

  • In Australia, Coles has teamed up with Google-backed start up - Wing to deliver grocery items using drones.
  • The supermarket giant, along with Wing, will be using this innovative and sustainable technology to achieve its goal of “delivery in minutes.”
  • Kitchen essentials, health care products, fresh vegetables, toilet paper, snacks, convenience meals will be available to Aussies through the drone delivery service. 

Food and staples retailing giant, Coles Group Limited (ASX:COL), has adopted a novel grocery delivery service in Canberra, via drone, paving the road for a better and sustainable future.

In Australia, Coles would be the first supermarket to use drones to transport over 250 of the most popular grocery items to customers more efficiently and conveniently. Coles is a major Australian retailer with over 2,500 stores.

Coles has partnered with Wing to use innovative technologies to achieve its goal of “delivery in minutes.”. Wing, a start-up backed by Google, offers an easy-to-use drone delivery service. 

General Manager of Wing, Simon Rossi, stated:

According to Coles Chief eCommerce Executive Ben Hassing, drone delivery is a significant advancement in delivery technology. By limiting the number of trucks on the road, it will help Coles achieve its goal of being Australia’s most sustainable supermarket. 

He also added,

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Coles’ contactless goods delivery

Coles will allow customers to have their purchases flown to their door in minutes, with no delivery fee and no minimum spend. Kitchen essentials, bread, health care products, fresh vegetables, toilet paper, snacks, convenience meals will be available to Aussies through the drone delivery service. 

Customers will be able to place orders using the Wing app. When the drone arrives, it will hover in the air before slowly lowering the product to the ground at the individual’s delivery location, allowing for a contactless delivery.

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