Walmart To Expand Online Grocery Delivery


Walmart is ramping up online grocery delivery services this year with the help of Uber and other crowdsourcing partners. Tom Ward, Walmart vice president of digital operations, announced the final mile delivery option for online grocery will be available to 40% of the U.S. population by the end of the year.

He said more than 800 stores will be used as fulfillment centers for the online grocery delivery orders which are picked by more than 18,000 personal shoppers.

The cost will be $9.95 for a minimum grocery order of $30. Ward said the retailer is using lessons learned from six delivery pilot markets – San Jose, Calif., Phoenix, Denver, Tampa/Orlando and Dallas. He said customers will continue to get the same prices for their online orders as they would get if they shopped in stores. Ward said Walmart plans to provide the delivery option to more than 100 markets in 2018.    MORE

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