Delivery in 30 to 40 minutes

French retail chain Casino’s Franprix have started to run test trials of a delivery robot that will roam the streets of Paris’s 13th arrondissement (borough).

Casino’s Franprix is one of Europe’s oldest mass-retail groups and is estimated to have over 220,000 employees.

The supermarket group is entering into the express delivery market in direct competition to Amazon Prime services in the French capital.

The automated delivery service will be autonomous and free according to the Jean-Pierre Mochet Franprix’s managing director.

The plan is to put three robots through their paces in one store and then judge their performance with the intention to roll them out to others stores within the Parisian capital.

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