In Challenge To Amazon, Walmart Will Deliver Groceries In Over 100 Cities

In Challenge To Amazon, Walmart Will Deliver Groceries In Over 100 Cities

Walmart began delivering groceries through a pilot program in Phoenix, Denver and San Jose, Calif., two years ago, then expanded the experiment to include Tampa, Fla., Orlando, Fla., and Dallas last year. There has been plenty of activity from retailers like Walmart and others in the grocery delivery space to support it.

Walmart Inc. plans to make its grocery-delivery service available to about 40 percent of US households by the end of the year, expanding a program that has become part of its strategy to compete for grocery sales with Amazon.com, Target Corp. and others. Those stores will be the first to introduce the program, Tom Ward, the vice president of Walmart's digital operations in the USA, said on a call with members of the media. With all those new cities, the service will eventually reach 40 percent of USA households, the company said. With Walmart being the US' largest grocer, the move may help the retailer fight Amazon from one of its strongest positions.

Walmart's online business had been a bright spot for the chain, but it stumbled during the holiday season. Target Corp., meanwhile, agreed to acquire delivery startup Shipt past year to expand its capabilities. Amazon recently offered home delivery via Whole Foods in six cities, along with Amazon Fresh and other delivery options. Cowen researchers saying previous year that food and beverage sales online account for just 4 percent of total sales in the category, and online accounted for only 9 percent of sales for consumables like toothpaste and household goods. Select alcohol is also available for delivery to customers. The company said no subscription is required.

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With greater control over how its produce is grown, Walmart could vertically-integrate, manage crop yields more effectively, and draw shoppers with transparency and sustainability.

For shoppers who are new to the program when it rolls out later this year, Walmart is offering $10 off a first order of $50 or more, and free delivery if a basket also meets that threshold.

Amazon is now rolling out free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries in six cities to Prime members who pay $99 a year. Walmart said more delivery companies will be announced later.

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