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Coles teams up with Wing to pilot drone deliveries in Australia's capital


Australian grocery giant Coles is partnering with Wing to offer contactless drone delivery service to customers in the ACT. Customers will be able to order over 250 grocery items via the Wing app, including bread, fresh produce, snacks, convenience meals, health care items, kitchen essentials, and even toilet paper. There will be no minimum spend or delivery fee. The pilot will initially be available to some customers based in Crace, Palmerston, Franklin, Harrison, Mitchell, Giralang, and Kaleen. It will operate from 8am to 4.30pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm on weekends.

Coffee delivery: Starbucks announces partnership with Uber Eats


The worst part about buying a cup of coffee every morning is waiting in line with dozens of other cranky commuters itching for a fix of caffeine. Lucky for you, Starbucks and Uber have a solution. Starbucks announced Tuesday that it's partnering with Uber to deliver coffee, snacks, and other beverage and food items in six major U.S. cities. Customers will be able to make delivery orders using the Uber Eats app. SEE ALSO: Breville and Keurig coffeemakers, Dyson and Hoover vacuums, and more great deals for Jan. 14 Starbucks is launching its delivery program today in San Francisco, and it will roll out the program to stores in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. in the coming weeks.

McDonald's will satisfy your Big Mac craving with UberEats delivery


McDonald's already tried delivering Quarter Pounder combo meals via Uber in Florida and now the fast-food restaurant it ready to expand the option. Crain's Chicago Business reports that McDonald's will launch its delivery option in more cities before the end of June. And yes, it's still powered by UberEats. That original testing phase included 200 locations in Florida, and for now, there's no word on exactly where the delivery option is headed next. Those details are likely to come soon, so you might be able to satisfy your Big Mac craving without leaving the house in the near future.

Yamato Holdings to hire 10,000, including drivers for night deliveries, over three years

The Japan Times

Yamato Holdings Co., a Japanese parcel delivery service group, said Thursday that it will hire 10,000 new workers, including drivers specializing in busy night deliveries, over the three years through fiscal 2019. The move is part of measures designed to improve drivers' working conditions that deteriorated in recent years due to increasing delivery needs arising from the expansion of online shopping. In fiscal 2016 that ended last March, Yamato Holdings delivered a record 1.868 billion parcels. The company plans to cut the number to 1.77 billion by fiscal 2018 through measures including raising delivery fees.