Kroger is set to begin testing driverless grocery delivery this fall, but it’s not saying where yet.
But Nuro, the California-based robotics company that is supplying the technology, has begun advertising for hi-tech help for a “test” in Phoenix, where Kroger operates Fry’s stores. Nuro also declined to confirm the Kroger testing site.
Kroger first announced plans of the delivery test at its June annual shareholder meeting. The vision was for a system where customers will be able to place same-day delivery orders through Kroger’s ClickList ordering system and Nuro’s app.
Coming soon: Kroger delivery – with no driver
Kroger is increasingly relying on technology to woo customers.
Also in June, the company said it would shift 600 tech jobs into its own Downtown headquarters at Atrium 2 on Fourth Street. The company said those jobs would grow to 1,000 by 2021.