Walmart Growing Grocery Delivery to Reach 40% of American Homes
Walmart plans to expand online grocery delivery to more than 40% of US households by the end of the year. The service, available in six markets now, will grow to serve more than 100 metro areas and Walmart will use more than 800 stores to fulfill orders.
Groceries can be delivered as fast as same day and customers place their orders online at Walmart.com/grocery or in the Walmart Grocery App. The service is $9.95 and must be for a $30 minimum order.
“We’re saving customers time by leveraging new technology, and connecting all the parts of our business into a single seamless shopping experience: great stores, easy pickup, fast delivery, and apps and websites that are simple to use,” said Greg Foran, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “We’re serving our customers in ways that no one else can. Using our size and scale, we’re bringing the best of Walmart to customers across the country.”
Walmart employs more than 18,000 personal shoppers that power this program and said thousands more are being added this year. These associates complete a three-week training program to learn how to select the freshest produce and the best cuts of meat, for example.
The retailer also offers online grocery pickup service that allows customers to order their groceries online and pickup them up without getting out of their cars. The service is now available in 1,200 stores with 1,000 more to be added this year.