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WATCH: Domino's Pizza Delivery Driver Eats Toppings, Then Delivers Order

International Business Times

A security service in Surrey, England, was monitoring a residential building's security cameras when it spotted a Domino's Pizza delivery driver entering an elevator and eating pizza toppings from the box which was yet to be delivered to the customer.


SoftBank-backed firm to buy online food delivery business in India

The Japan Times

NEW DELHI – Japan's SoftBank Group Corp.-backed ride-hailing firm in India is foraying into the food delivery business, by acquiring online food delivery service Foodpanda GmbH's local business from Germany-based Delivery Hero AG in exchange for its shares.


Drone Delivery Service: UPS Successfully Tests First Residential Drone Delivery In Florida

International Business Times

Amazon apparently won't be the only company offering drone delivery service: The United Postal Service could follow suit. UPS announced Tuesday it had successfully tested out a drone for residential delivery, a press release said. The company worked with Workhorse Group, a manufacturing company that created both the drone and the electric UPS car used to test the flight. The test drone successfully flew to its designated location, dropped off the package and then proceeded on its delivery route. The drone tested could carry up to 10 pounds.


Canada may have delivery drones in service by late 2017

Engadget

Don't look now, but Canada might just join the likes of France and the UK in ushering in the courier drone era. Transport Canada has approved its first drone test range near the tiny village of Foremost, Alberta, clearing the way for Drone Delivery Canada to launch a robotic cargo service as soon as late 2017. The roughly 927 square miles will help DDC prove that its drones can haul goods across long distances using satellite guidance. Tests with the company's early partners should start sometime in the first quarter of the year. The drone delivery system could be more important for Canada than it would be for other nations.


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.