Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime-time
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is expanding its same-day online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households, or 100 metro areas, by year-end as it tries to keep pace with online leader Amazon.com. The service is currently available in six markets. Tom Ward, vice president of Walmart's digital operations, says the retail giant is powering the expansion of its same-day delivery service using its online grocery pickup program. That service uses personal shoppers to select items and then take them to shoppers' cars parked at the curb. So far, Walmart offers curbside grocery pickup at 1,200 stores and plans to accelerate the rollout to 2,200 by year-end. It's currently using 18,000 personal shoppers.
Two of the biggest retailers in the United States are going head-to-head, and that is good news for customers. On Wednesday, March 14, Walmart announced it would be introducing online grocery delivery to more than 100 metro areas by the end of 2018, which means that it will soon serve more than 40...
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