SuperValu in Westport is the first ever retail store to have Solus light bulbs delivered by a drone.
Solus piloted the drone delivery experiment in controlled conditions and is the first lighting company to use drone technology to carry out a retail delivery.
The assignment contained 30 candle bulbs and the contents are said to have arrived in perfect condition and ahead of schedule, showing that even something as delicate as a light bulb can be delivered by drone and remain perfectly intact.
The Kavanagh Group, headquartered in Westport, is now Ireland's largest independent supermarket retail company with sixteen supermarkets across Ireland and Britain including The group also owns and operates a number of other businesses in the hotel, hospitality and hardware sectors across Ireland and the UK.
Solus is an Irish owned company that has been established for over eighty years and sells one light bulb every 6 seconds.