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Published: Thu, April 14, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Walmart expands curbside grocery pickup

Walmart expands curbside grocery pickup

Walmart is expanding its free curbside grocery pickup service to eight new markets.

It says it will add more locations offering the curbside service over the course of the year.

Michael Bender is chief operating officer of Global eCommerce for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and leads the strategy for and effective execution of the company's eCommerce operations around the world.

In addition to Virginia Beach, the new cities expecting the service are Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Richmond, Virginia; Provo, Utah; Daphne, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina.

With this service, the company offers customers the convenience to pick up the items ordered online conveniently thus saving time and effort.

Wal-Mart customers in Hampton Roads can now go grocery shopping without even leaving their vehicle.

Walmart expands curbside grocery pickup
Walmart expands curbside grocery pickup

"They have the option of shopping whenever and wherever they want - adding to ongoing lists all week, or placing a quick order through our mobile app - putting them in control of the entire process, all the way down to when they pick up".

Walmart has tapped into its large physical store footprint to roll out curbside grocery pickup in a number of locations across the US, allowing customers to shop online or on mobile, then pull up at their local store to grab their order.

The company does not charge for this service and offers the same every day low prices found in its stores. Orders placed by 10 AM can be picked up the same day.

Walmart rolled out the curbside pickup service last September.

Walmart also offers grocery delivery for a fee, but that service is now available in only a few markets.

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