Bernadette Berdychowski

Technology, Private, TCA

Amazon’s Hurricane Disaster Program Provides Relief in Tampa Bay

An Amazon employee loads a pallet of snack foods into a semi truck trailer. Amazon employee Armando Gonzalez loads one of 60 pallets of snack foods into a semi truck trailer at TPA1 Amazon fulfillment center to be donated for Hurricane Ian disaster relief. (Luis Santana/Tribune Content Agency)

Amazon had donated more than 1.5 million items for victims of the Category 4 storm that hit Florida in early October to charities like the Red Cross and South Florida disaster nonprofit Global Empowerment Mission.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
October 14, 2022
Business, Logistics, Private, TCA

Walmart Expands Program That Delivers Right to Your Fridge

Walmart employee places items inside a customer's refrigerator A Walmart delivery person places items inside a customer's refrigerator. (Walmart)

Walmart can now drop off groceries right into customers’ refrigerators via its InHome delivery service in several large metropolitan areas, the retailer announced July 6.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
July 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, TCA

Walmart Expands Drone Delivery in Six States

A DroneUp pilot observes a drone delivering a Walmart package A DroneUp pilot observes a drone delivering a Walmart package after being ordered by a resident in El Paso, Texas. (Mario Tama/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Walmart soon will expand its drone delivery program across six states: Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Drone hubs will be set up at 34 sites by the end of the year.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
May 25, 2022