CINCINNATI and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co.
(NYSE: KR) and Nuro announced today an expanded collaboration to
continue redefining the customer experience leveraging autonomous
vehicles with the introduction of Nuro's third-generation
autonomous delivery vehicle.
In 2018, Kroger, America's largest grocery retailer, and Nuro,
leading autonomous vehicle company, announced a partnership to
deliver fresh groceries with all-electric, autonomous vehicles.
"Our expanded collaboration with Nuro supports Kroger's
commitment to provide fresh food, at a great value – all without
asking our customers to compromise," said Yael Cosset, Kroger's
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "The role of
autonomous vehicles in our seamless ecosystem continues to
increase, contributing to meeting our customers in the context of
their day without compromising on the quality or value, while
contributing to our long-term growth and sustainability goals."
Leveraging Nuro's new third-generation vehicles, Kroger will
continue to grow its digital offerings in Houston, one of the largest cities in the
U.S., building on its commitment to anything, anytime, anywhere.
Grocery delivery through autonomous vehicles is a leading-edge
e-commerce solution that offers customer-focused convenience –
regardless of basket size.
"We are thrilled to expand our longstanding strategic
partnership with Kroger and further our shared vision for the
future of goods delivery," said Dave
Ferguson, Nuro co-founder and president. "We look forward to
leveraging our third-generation, and most advanced, autonomous
vehicle to date to continue to build on the success of this
This expanded collaboration is a key part of Kroger's seamless
ecosystem. The grocer is committed to making it simple for its
customers to find the grocery items they crave without compromising
on freshness or value. Its seamless ecosystem supports customers
who want to shop online, in-store or a combination of both to
support the needs of each day.
"We are excited to expand our collaboration with Nuro here in
Houston, one of the largest cities
in the U.S.," said Laura Gump,
President, Houston Kroger division.
"Our associates, customers and city embrace innovation and we are
thrilled to be able to soon provide this enterprising grocery
delivery service to even more shoppers across the region."
The all-electric, autonomous vehicles support Kroger's Zero
Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan, an
industry-leading commitment to help build communities free of
hunger and waste. The adoption of all-electric vehicles is aligned
with Kroger's commitment to reduce our corporate greenhouse gas
emissions, and also allows customers to choose delivery options
that help them reduce their climate impacts.
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At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are
Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human
Spirit®. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a
million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily
through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner
names. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste
communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and
investor relations site.
Nuro exists to better everyday life through
robotics. The company's custom electric autonomous vehicles are
designed to bring the things you need—from produce to
prescriptions—right to your home. Nuro's autonomous, goods-focused
solution can give you valuable time back and more freedom to do
what you love. This convenient, eco-friendly alternative to driving
has the potential to make streets safer and cities more livable.
Nuro has piloted autonomous local delivery for communities in
Texas, Arizona, and California—for less driving and
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