Kroger to experiment with grocery delivery via self-driving cars

CINCINNATI -- Did you expect them to stop at robot-powered warehouses?

The Kroger Co. has announced yet another new partnership to redefine grocery shopping.

Kroger will conduct a pilot test with Mountain View, California-based Nuro to deliver groceries with fully autonomous vehicles. Kroger isn't saying where the service will be tested, only that it will be announced soon and begin this fall.

The partnership with Nuro follows a blockbuster announcement last month that Kroger will develop up to 20 robot-powered warehouses in a partnership with Ocado, a British online grocer. Kroger is also acquiring the Chicago-based meal kit company, Home Chef.

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