Kroger is expanding its autonomous grocery delivery service into Houston following its launch in Arizona last year.
Groceries will be delivered in Nuro’s self-driving robotic vehicles. Customers can place orders from two of the 102 Houston Kroger stores seven days a week.
Grocery orders can be scheduled for same-day or next-day delivery by Nuro’s fleet of self-driving vehicles, for a $6 flat fee with no minimum order.
"Our Arizona pilot program confirmed the flexibility and benefits provided by autonomous vehicles and how much customers are open to more innovative solutions," stated Yael Cosset, Kroger's chief digital officer. "It's always been our shared vision to scale this initiative to new markets, using world-changing technology. The launch is one more way we are committed to sustainably providing our customers with anything, anytime and anywhere, the way they want it."
Earlier this year, Softbank invested $940 million in Nuro.