Walmart brings Uber grocery deliveries to 2 more markets

Walmart brings Uber grocery deliveries to 2 more markets

Wal-Mart Stores has brought its online grocery delivery service to two more cities, extending a programme that could attract new customers as it battles Amazon.com and brick-and-mortar rivals.

The Uber test is among several options for online order fulfillment being utilized by Walmart, which also offers click-and-collect pickup service at more than 900 stores and is testing associate delivery of online orders at some stores.

Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing service Uber to two more markets-Dallas and Orlando, Florida.

Customers of the big-box giant can have their groceries delivered to them via Uber.

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The world's largest retailer teamed up with Uber to run a pilot program in Phoenix a year ago.

Walmart operates its own grocery delivery system in San Jose, California, and Denver. The stakes are expected to get higher with Amazon's announcement in June to buy Whole Foods Market (WFM).

In a blog posted on the Walmart website today (21 August), Mike Turner, Vice President of Ecommerce Operations, commented: "We've been testing delivery in a number of ways for a while now in key markets across the country". The world's largest retailer launched a pilot grocery service with Uber in 2016 in Phoenix and then Tampa, Fla., earlier in 2017.

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