"We’re always thinking of ways we can serve our customers now and into the future," noted Tom Ward, VP-digital operations at Walmart US, in a blog post. "And we’re looking at different technology and capabilities that keep customers loving the time-saving, wallet-saving service that is Online Grocery for years to come."
"While giving customers a unique experience with amazing technology, we’re learning how we can make Walmart Online Grocery Pickup even more convenient," he continues. "Waymo’s experience, industry leading technology and mission on safety is helping us enter this space in the right way."
“We’ve tailored our partnerships to meet the top rider needs,” Waymo said. “While these are Metro Phoenix-specific partnerships today, these businesses are national and what we learn from these programs will give us a network of partners when we launch in new cities down the road.”