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Drones have come a long way since Jeff Bezos speculated about their deployment on "60 Minutes" a number of years ago.  Just last week, Walmart announced that it has invested in a drone delivery company.  And Kroger has announced a pilot that is on the verge of going live.

Kroger is working with a company called Drone Express, a division of a defense contractor called Telegrid.  I wanted to know more about the test, the technology and the potential … and so I reached out to Beth Flippo, the company's Chief Technology Officer … and my big question was about the relevance to companies not named Amazon, Walmart and Kroger, and without the deep pockets those companies enjoy.

I hope you enjoy our conversation.