Walmart’s Food Delivery Challenges: Patchwork of Drivers, Tolls, Crowded Aisles – The Wall Street Journal

Walmart Inc. was caught off guard after it began offering to deliver fresh groceries from a store in North Bergen, N.J., earlier this month, only to find orders flooding in from across the Hudson River. Drivers from DoorDash Inc. balked at paying the usual $15 toll to cross into Manhattan, store workers said; one driver…

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Coming in hot: Food delivery robot bursts into flames – Los Angeles Times

Its business model relies on a mix of robots and humans. Kiwi uses a cylindrical robot called a RestaurantBot to ferry food from restaurants’ kitchens to the sidewalk, where a rider pedaling one of the company’s semi-autonomous cargo tricycles can pick it up. The rider then opens the tricycle’s storage compartment, which contains Kiwibots, and…

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