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Walmart looks to drones to speed up distribution

The machines may be used in one or more of its distribution centres in 6-9 months

Bentonville, Arkansas

SOON, the labyrinthine aisles at Walmart's distribution centres - stocked high with canned beans, toys and many other products - could also have a low humming sound.

Walmart, the largest US retailer, is testing the use of flying drones to handle inventory at