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January 18, 2019

Walmart expands online grocery delivery service with four partners

Walmart has expanded its online grocery service network through adding delivery companies Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie.

Walmart has expanded its online grocery service network through adding delivery companies Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie.

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The four companies will support the retailer to deliver groceries in metro areas across four states.

The expansion marks the company’s grocery delivery service available in more than 800 stores. The retailer also plans to expand the service to more areas by adding another 800 stores this year.

Walmart US digital operations senior vice-president Tom Ward said: “Customers love our grocery delivery service. As they are busy managing jobs, soccer practice, dance lessons and social schedules we are on a mission to do more than keep a little extra money in their pockets.

“With the help of these new delivery partners, we’re making grocery shopping even easier by bringing the everyday low prices of Walmart right to the front door of customers.”

“With the help of these new delivery partners, we’re making grocery shopping even easier.”

Under the deal, Walmart will also offer a three-week training programme for its personal shoppers on how to help customers choose products using the delivery programme.

To use the delivery service, customers need to place orders online at Walmart.com/grocery and on the Walmart Grocery App.

Grocery options available with this service include fresh produce, seafood, meat, bakery items, pantry staples, seasonal general merchandise, and consumables.

The online grocery delivery service offers same-day delivery and is available for price of $9.95, with a minimum order of $30.

Customers can also use the service to order goods online and collect them from stores.

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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
Assess developments within this sector to help your business thrive in 2022 and beyond.
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