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October 24, 2018

Walmart Canada launches more grocery pickup locations and mobile check-in

Walmart Canada has introduced its online Grocery Pickup service and Mobile Check-in service to 22 more locations across the country.

Walmart Canada has introduced its online Grocery Pickup service and Mobile Check-in service to 22 more locations across the country.

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Customers across Regina, Halifax, Moncton, Victoria and Quebec City can now use the mobile check-in feature on the Walmart app to place orders and check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled grocery pickup time.

The retailer alerts its associates when the customer is close to the store to make sure their order is ready when they arrive.

Walmart also plans to expand the mobile check-in feature to all Grocery Pickup store locations next year.

“Walmart is always looking for innovative approaches to help our customers save time and money and we’re constantly trying new things.”

Walmart Canada president and CEO Lee Tappenden said: “Walmart is always looking for innovative approaches to help our customers save time and money and we’re constantly trying new things.

“We’re thrilled to offer the Mobile Check-in technology to customers, potentially shaving valuable minutes off their online grocery pickup experience.

“Early next year we’ll also trial Pickup Towers, another way we are using our stores to offer convenience and time saving options to our customers.”

The Pickup Towers concept in Canada is part of the retailer’s strategy to integrate its e-commerce offering and bricks-and-mortar retail stores.

The company will begin with two pilot locations in Oakville, Ontario and Mississauga, Ontario.

Pickup Towers are 16ft tall units designed to deliver customer’s online general merchandise order in less than a minute.

Walmart will also expand shipping and delivery options and free online grocery pickup at stores to serve Canadian customers.

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What’s the forecast for the food and grocery industry?

The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
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