Walmart partners four companies to expand grocery delivery strategy

USA – The global retail corporation, Walmart has expanded its grocery delivery team with the addition of four companies; Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie in the race to become a leader in the retail space.

The partners will help Walmart expand Online Grocery Delivery platform to metro areas across four states with plans to further roll out in other places in the future.

This expands Walmart’s capabilities in delivering fresh groceries to customers at their door step.

This is one of the aggressive expansion strategies by Walmart, which is warding off competition from Amazon, which acquired Whole Foods in 2017.

Expanded delivery network, in addition to a number of partnerships with key players, Walmart is looking to deliver groceries to thousands of customers with the help of its personal shoppers.

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“Customers love our Grocery Delivery service. As they are busy managing jobs, soccer practice, dance lessons and social schedules we are on a mission to do more than keep a little extra money in their pockets,” said Tom Ward, senior vice president of Digital Operations, Walmart U.S.

“With the help of these new delivery partners, we’re making grocery shopping even easier by bringing the everyday low prices of Walmart right to the front door of customers.”

The personal shoppers are usually trained on how to select the freshest produce and the best cuts of meat for Online Grocery customers.

Groceries can be delivered to customers on the same day soon as they place their order on Walmart’s grocery delivery platform.

Walmart currently offers Grocery Delivery in more than 100 metro areas, available in more than 800 stores with another 800 being adding this year.

Walmart Grocery Delivery brings customers the convenience of shopping when and where they want for quality, fresh produce, meat, seafood and bakery items, along with pantry staples, consumables and seasonal general merchandise.

For convenient shopping, the retailer also offers an Online Grocery Pickup service that allows customers to order their groceries online and pick them up in stores without ever getting out of their cars.

The service is now available in 2,100 stores with 1,000 more to be added this year.

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This is one of the aggressive expansion strategies by Walmart, which is warding off competition from Amazon, which acquired Whole Foods in 2017.

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