Walmart outdoes Amazon with grocery pickup
Walmart's curbside grocery pickup program for online shoppers is so popular that it can't expand the program fast enough.
According to a new article in The New York Times, Walmart sees grocery pickup as a way to marry its e-commerce business with its gigantic network of stores — a goal that has eluded many other retailers.
Many food retailers are focused on new ways to deliver groceries to people’s homes — particularly in big cities. Walmart is betting big on the millions of Americans in suburban and rural areas who drive everywhere, The Time reports. The company is trying to make ordering groceries online and then picking them up in your car as seamless as a fast-food drive-through.
The retailer started ramping up the service two years ago, and it is now available in about 1,000 of Walmart’s 4,699 stores across the country.
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