Rouses Markets announced that it would test an unmanned grocery delivery pilot program this Fall. The grocer has partnered with Deuce Drone to conduct the demonstration with an Aerial Drone Delivery Interface System (ADDIS) at the Rouses Market on Airport Boulevard in Mobile, Alabama.
Rouses Markets already offers personal shopping and delivery services that allow customers to shop online and get deliveries in as little as an hour, but Donny Rouse, CEO, is committed to exploring more convenient and innovative ways. “Drone delivery offers the fastest, safest delivery store to door. We should be able to get groceries to customers in 30 minutes or even less. Plus it’s more cost efficient, meaning we can save customers time and money.”
Rhett Ross, CEO of Deuce Drone, says Rouses Markets is an ideal test case for his company’s last-mile delivery solution because of its footprint, and commitment to being first with everything. “We’re excited to partner with Rouses Markets and work together to alter the landscape of home delivery.”
Deuce Drone’s impressive team of aerospace, construction, and technology experts is leading the way in e-commerce fulfillment. The company is responsible for the design of ADDIS, including its automated operation of the landing, recharging and package handling systems. All portions of the drone and the related activities of ADDIS meet or exceed Federal, State and Local regulations and codes.