Wing expands drone delivery options, two Christiansburg businesses now on board
Wing Aviation is partnering with two more businesses to add to the list of items its drones will deliver.
Christiansburg’s Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery and Brugh Coffee will begin their partnerships with the Google sister company Saturday.
A variety of baked goods from Mockingbird and cold brew coffee and beans from Brugh will be delivered to Wing each morning. They will then be available for drone delivery throughout the day.
The drone service already has partnerships with Blacksburg sweet shop Sugar Magnolia, FedEx and Walgreens. The company also announced this week that it will expand the items available for order from the pharmacy chain to include more medicines and food options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wing spokeswoman Alexa Dennett said plans to add the two Christiansburg businesses had been in the works for months, but the timeline was moved up due to the increased use of the service by those wanting to stay home and isolate themselves.
She said she couldn’t say how many people had signed up for the service in recent weeks, but the company has seen a large influx in the amount of orders its received, from new customers and those already signed up.
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