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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Wal-Mart Tries Grocery Kiosk

Not a new idea, but new implementation.

Walmart launches automated grocery kiosk

by Deena M. Amato-MCcoy  In Chainstore Age
Walmart is once again raising the stakes in the online grocery game.

In another move that takes a direct hit at AmazonFresh Pickup, the discounter quietly began testing an automated kiosk at a single store in Oklahoma. The 20-ft.-by-80-ft. kiosk, which resides in the parking lot at the Walmart Super Center in Oklahoma City, is fulfilling hundreds of grocery orders placed by customers who shop online or through their mobile browser, according to The Oklahoman.

Walmart spokesman Scott Markley said in the report that shoppers using the kiosk can pick up groceries in “just a few minutes.” He added that it gives the store's online shoppers “another option they can use to save time.”

Online shoppers can choose from more than 30,000 items, including fresh produce, meats, dairy products and organic groceries, and picked up free at the kiosk. The minimum purchase is $30. .... " 

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