Rouse Markets, Deuce Drone partner to test unmanned grocery delivery pilot program this fall

Independent grocer Rouses Markets has partnered with Deuce Drone to test an unmanned grocery delivery pilot program this fall.

The demonstration will be conducted with an Aerial Drone Delivery Interface System (ADDIS) at the Rouses Market on Airport Boulevard in Mobile, Alabama.

“Drone delivery offers the fastest, safest delivery store to door,” says Rouse Markets CEO Donny Rouse. “We should be able to get groceries to customers in 30 minutes or even less. Plus it’s more cost efficient, meaning we can save customers time and money.”

According to Deuce Drone CEO Rhett Ross, Rouse Markets is an ideal test case for Deuce Drone’s last-mile delivery platform “because of its footprint, and commitment to being first with everything.”

“We’re excited to partner with Rouses Markets and work together to alter the landscape of home delivery,” says Rhett Ross, CEO of Deuce Drone.

Deuce Drone is responsible for designing ADDIS, including its automated operation of the landing, recharging and package handling systems. The company says that all portions of the drone and the related activities of ADDIS meet or exceed federal, state and local regulations and codes.