Walgreens partners with Wing for deliveries using drones

Retail pharmaceutical giant Walgreens is partnering with Alphabet’s Wing to deliver goods via drones.

The service will initially be launched in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A co-located operation will be established in the store’s parking lot and will serve parts of the city of Frisco and town of Little Elm.

One of the most exciting use cases for drones is the rapid delivery of critical goods to emergency scenes and rural areas. In a promo video, Walgreens shows a...

What retailers should consider when stores re-open and why IoT is the answer to recovery

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the retail sector, with consumer habits shifting and many retailers having to move to an online environment. Interestingly, according to ONS figures looking at the overall retail sales over the last year, the impact of Covid-19 and its restrictions on the physical retail sector was varied. Hardware stores saw a 13% increase in the value of retail sales compared to 2019, as consumers took advantage of lockdown to work on...

Opinion: Incorporating location information into IoT deployments is critical for UK retail

In his recent Budget, British Chancellor Rishi Sunak placed a focus on the concept of the "digital economy" and its role as a "key driver of future growth" for the UK. Global business, strong competition, changing nature of the workforce and sophistication of consumers have influenced the need to transform the traditional economy into a digital one. 

This has particular implications for the UK retail sector. The total volume of retail sales dropped by 1.9% last year, the biggest...