Walmart seeks to enter the fresh food business.
The giant retailer launches an unlimited subscription service for grocery deliveries this fall.
Subscribers receive an annual membership fee of $ 98 Access to unlimited same-day delivery.
The service is offered in 1,400 stores in 200 markets. By the end of the year, it will have a total of 1,600 stores – or more than 50 percent of the country.
The move allows the country's largest food retailer to tap into time-wasting customers looking for convenience at a time when Walmart is looking for competitive advantages as it competes with Amazon and others for expanding the delivery of fresh foods ̵
"We know this level of convenience resonates with our customers," said Tom Ward, Walmart US Senior Vice President of Digital Operations, "If you need milk, bananas, and birthday presents, this is a fantastic solution."
|AMZN||AMAZON.COM INC.||1.822.99||+2.44|| + 0.13] The grocery service is provided by local stores and requires a minimum order of 30 USD. If delivered the same day, the waiting time between order and delivery is at least four hours.
Buyers can also order online and pick them up for free at their local store or at the roadside.
Approximately 100,000 items, Here you will find fresh food, staple foods and selected general goods such as light bulbs and simple toys.
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Walmart will also offer a monthly subscription option for $ 12.95; Customers can still pay a $ 7.95 or $ 9.95 delivery charge for same day delivery if they opt out of the subscription service.
About two years ago, the main competitor Amazon Whole Food Market Inc. has been buying food the same day in different cities. Meanwhile, AmazonFresh costs $ 14.99 a month and is available to Amazon Prime customers in select cities that pay an annual membership fee of $ 119.
The Associated Press has contributed to this article.