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•  From Fox Business:

"For the first time ever, some Walmart customers in Florida, Texas and Arizona will be able to have their packages delivered by drone.

"Walmart's drone service officially launched for select customers in Tampa and Orlando, Florida; Phoenix and the Dallas-area just ahead of the holidays.

"The nation's largest retailer has been working with national drone services provider DroneUp since 2020 when it began trialing deliveries of at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits.

"Walmart announced in May 2022 that it was expanding its DroneUp delivery network to reach 4 million U.S. households across six states including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia by the end of the year.

"This means drone deliveries will be available in 23 cities across the nation by the end of the year, according to Walmart."

•  Walmart said this week that it has launched a new Text to Shop offering, which it says is "seamlessly connected to your Walmart account, so we know your usual ordered items. Simply text the items you need, and they get added to your cart. Choose from the full selection of Walmart’s products, including items from your local store and from Text 'reorder' to quickly review and add your frequently ordered items to your cart."

The Text to Shop experience is available on iOS and Android devices.