Walmart has announced plans to bring its online grocery delivery service to 100 cities and 800 Walmart stores by the end of the year. If all goes to plan, 40 percent of the US population will have the option to pay $9.95 and have their groceries picked and delivered to their front door in just a few months.
The move seems like an obvious retaliation to Amazon's Whole Foods grocery delivery service. Since acquiring the premium supermarket chain, Amazon has worked quickly to roll out grocery delivery under the Amazon Prime umbrella. Only a handful of cities offer Whole Foods delivery right now, but the availability is set to explode in 2018. The stage for the grocery-delivery war is set: Now we just have to see if consumers are actually interested.
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