Walgreens Expands Fulfillment Capabilities

Walgreens is bolstering its fulfillment capabilities to fill 60% of prescriptions off site with four highly automated microfulfillment centers.

The company also has plenty of delivery options available to e-commerce customers including in-store pickup, curbside pickup, and third-party deliveries through Postmates, DoorDash and Instacart.

Additionally, Walgreens is piloting drone delivery in Christiansburg, VA and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX to customers who prefer their orders delivered without human contact.


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Amazon’s HQ2 Plans Approved for Pentagon City

Amazon is building a second headquarters, known as PenPlace, in Pentagon City.

PenPlace will have four renewable-energy powered buildings, with one featuring a Helix design totaling 3.3 million square feet.  The benefits offered to the community include hiring 25,000 employees, building a community high school, providing $30 million for Arlington’s affordable housing fund, constructing open spaces, and improving transportation.


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Agility Robotics Is Developing a Bipedal Robot for Warehouses

Agility Robotics is focusing on developing a bipedal ‘Digit’ robot that can unpack trucks and move boxes around warehouses.

Additional funding is secured to expand operations to three locations, namely Oregon, Bay Area, and Pittsburg, to deliver its robots to customers including Amazon and Ford.


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Mobile Vaccine Factories to Increase Capacity in Africa

German vaccine manufacturer BioNTech has a plan to roll out mobile factories, housed in shipping containers, which will produce 50 million doses of mRNA vaccine in Africa.

Each factory has two separate modules called BioNTainers that are transportable by road, rail, air, or sea.  The modular design offers scalable production of shots for COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and cancer treatment.

The mobile factory is a step towards sustainable vaccine production and access for communities […]

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