Wal-Mart Stores said Wednesday that it was launching its click-and-collect grocery shopping option in eight new markets, and expanding its availability in several places where it is already available.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer said free pickup will launch this month in Kansas City, Mo.; Boise, Idaho; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Va.; Austin, Texas; Provo, Utah; Daphne, Ala.; and Charleston, S.C. Service is expanding in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta, where the retailer is doubling the number of stores where the service is available, according to Michael Bender, EVP and COO, Walmart Global e-commerce.
Walmart currently has online shopping available in 23 markets.
Bender said that 90% of Walmart’s Grocery Pickup shoppers are repeat users, and more than 90% of online orders include fresh grocery items like dairy, produce or.
“That’s exciting because it means that our personal shoppers – associates who are carefully selected and highly trained to pick these foods as if they were choosing for their own families – must be working hard to get things right while strengthening the trust customers place in us to shop for them.”