Tom Relihan/The Enterprise

AVON, Mass. —

Life can be busy, and grocery shopping is just one more necessary chore.

But in Avon, the Wal-Mart Supercenter is working to make that task a bit easier.

The Enterprise reports the store recently opened a new grocery pick-up service that will allow customers to order their groceries online, set a pick-up time, then just drive up to have the order loaded into their car.

The customer never has to get out of the vehicle.

Robert Richardi, the store’s assistant manager, said Avon store is one of a handful across the nation to be selected as an early adopter of the service.

“It’s a new service to us and our community, but they’ve been testing it in different parts of the country,” Richardi said.

Part of the store’s team was specially trained out-of-state to operate the service, and those employees will be dedicated for that purpose.

The building had to be partially renovated to accommodate the separate entrance and parking spaces for the service.

Richardi said the service is important especially for the store’s customers who might have trouble getting out of their vehicle to shop, such as the elderly or people with disabilities that affect their ability to move.

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