Kroger Kicks Off Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service In Houston

Kroger and Nuro have officially kicked off their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston, starting with the South Post Oak store and followed by the Buffalo Speedway store later this spring.

Houston is the second market for Kroger and Nuro’s delivery service, and the first public use of Nuro’s self-driving fleet in the city. Like the first pilot market in Scottsdale, Arizona, Kroger and Nuro are starting the service with Nuro’s manual and self-driving Toyota Prius fleet, and will introduce the next generation of Nuro’s custom driverless vehicle later this year.

“We’re excited to launch our autonomous vehicle delivery pilot with Nuro in Houston, a leading city that embraces innovation and technology,” said Marlene Stewart, Kroger’s Houston division president. “Kroger continues to redefine the customer experience, and we’re thrilled to provide our customers with a new way to have their groceries delivered. We thank Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and the Houston community for being terrific partners and for supporting consumer-focused robotics.”