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Walmart Tests New Online Grocery Delivery Service in San Jose, CA

submitted on April 25, 2011 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"

A new “Walmart To Go” service was unveiled in the San Jose CA market on Saturday, 4/23/11. Consumers can buy fresh produce, meat and seafood, frozen food, bakery, baby, over-the-counter pharmacy, household supplies and health and beauty items from the company’s website. The orders are packed in tote bags and delivered the next day by temperature-controlled trucks. Delivery fees start at $5, and the minimum order is $49.

Grocery sales accounted for 54% of Walmart's revenue last year.


Similar services are common in Europe and available in some large U.S. metropolitan areas.
I researched it a bit and found several others who offer grocery delivery.

• Peapod, limited area -

• Fresh Direct, New York area -

• Amazon Fresh, launched in 2007 for the Seattle area -

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    Posted by psplove on April 25, 2011
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    Good to know and thanks for sharing! Smile
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    Posted by CouponNut on April 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Thats a great idea!
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    Posted by lootango on April 25, 2011
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    Saw this on the news today. I still really don't get any perishable food items from Walmart but I guess it's good that they'll offer it to people who don't have time to get to the stores... although it probably elimates some serious impulse shopping.
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    Posted by sandyshore on April 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I don't think I'd use something like this often. I prefer to pick my own fresh foods who knows what quality you'll get with someone else choosing for you. I do know that it would've been nice when I was recuperating from surgery and I had two tween kids at home, I would've paid a really nice tip for something like this at that time.
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      Posted by HouTex on April 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I see the usefulness for shut-ins, the elderly, and those who are recuperating - generally the folks who are not physically able to go grocery shopping. Otherwise, I agree with you - I'd rather pick out my own fresh and perishable groceries.
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      Posted by CouponNut on April 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      The produce in the CA WalMart's that I've seen carrying produce have the produce packaged in those netty bags, so there's no real picking & choosing, i.e.; fruits, tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, pepper, onions. Those WalMart's are not super stores like other states have. Smile
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    Posted by clover on April 25, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Years ago when I was a Sales Rep calling on Grocery Stores there was a company that used to come in to Publix and shop for people and then deliver the items to their houses. This was in the late 80's early 90's. At that time I thought that I would want to pick my own produce, meats, etc. It was a lucrative business for them but It wouldn't work for me.

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