In partnership with Nuro, Kroger has introduced the company’s third-generation autonomous delivery vehicle. In 2018, Kroger and the autonomous vehicle company Nuro partnered to deliver fresh groceries with all-electric, autonomous vehicles.
“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,” said Yael Cosset, Kroger’s senior vice president and CIO, in a statement.
Grocery delivery through autonomous vehicles is a growing ecommerce solution that offers customer-focused convenience regardless of basket size. Leveraging Nuro’s new third-generation vehicles, Kroger will continue to grow its digital offerings in Houston, one of the largest cities in the U.S.
The vehicles also support Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan, which aims to help build communities free of hunger and waste.
In addition, the adoption of all-electric vehicles is aligned with Kroger’s commitment to reduce its corporate greenhouse gas emissions, and allows customers to choose delivery options that help them reduce their climate impacts.