Katie Kinne

Walmart employees will deliver groceries to your car

Katie Kinne
Walmart employees will deliver groceries to your car

By Janelle Nanos

You can now do your grocery shopping without having to leave your car at some regional WalMarts. The mega-retailer on Thursday rolled out grocery pickup in three area stores — Avon, Plymouth, and Rochester NH — allowing customers to pick out their items online and determine a time frame for pick-up. When they arrive, they pull into a designated parking area, alert the store by phone, and wait for a Walmart employee to bring the shopping bags to their vehicle. The free service is the company’s latest effort compete with Amazon. The company has made a big push for more in-store technology, and has added huge self-service PickUp towers in 100 of its stores. “Our customers have told us that grocery pick up is a game changer,” said Joe Miller, Walmart’s regional manager of ecommerce for the Northeast. “They are now able to complete their grocery shopping in a matter of minutes – between errands or on their way home from an after school activity – without even unbuckling their seat belts.”

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