Walmart expanding grocery delivery

15 March, 2018, 02:35 | Author: Elaine Woods
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There's also a $30 minimum purchase required to use the service.

Though many companies, Amazon in particular, are now working to shorten the supply chain with grocery delivery, with this move Walmart gains greater control over its supply chain on the production side. Walmart says its staff pay special attention to picking produce and meat cuts so that customers needn't worry they're getting old, tired, or lackluster examples.

Orders will be available as well through the Walmart Grocery app. Now available at 1,200 Walmart locations, this service lets customers order groceries online and pick them up from a store without getting out of their cars. "For packing the items together in stores, Walmart will use its collection of more than 18,000 'personal shoppers'".

The grocery service tends to be more affordable than rivals, which is perhaps Walmart's key advantage in this space. "Using our size and scale, we're bringing the best of Walmart to customers across the country", Foran added.

Walmart has been testing delivery in Phoenix, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa, Denver and San Jose in recent years. That means it will be making deliveries from 800 stores in total.

The move seems like an obvious retaliation to Amazon's Whole Foods grocery delivery service.

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America's largest seller of groceries - is planning to deliver supermarket items to 40 percent of the nation's homes by the end of the year.

The company plans to reach a 40% USA online growth target by 2019. "We will be pretty aggressive with it". After all, it's one thing to file a patent; it's another to actually execute on the processes and technologies outlined in those documents, particularly when they're outside a company's core business. Walmart will partner with Uber to make the deliveries, expanding a test started in 2016, and add other partners later this year, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. In fact, similar ventures were also undertaken by Target TGT and Kroger KR, which indicates widespread popularity for grocery delivery services. At checkout, they select the window when they want to pick up their groceries curbside, or have them delivered - sometimes as soon as same-day.

The program includes same-day delivery. "Worth", writes Charisse Jones for USA Today.

The retailer plans to roll out the service to over 100 metro areas in the coming months.

Galanti said that the online grocery offering seemed to be attracting new members to the warehouse club, which requires an annual subscription to shop at its stores.



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