Walmart is rolling out grocery pickup in the Twin Cities, even as Minneapolis-based Target discontinues its Curbside partnership.
Three locations in the area will offer the service. Shoppers can place orders online, select a pickup time and then collect their items at a reserved parking spot. A designated associate will bring out the order and load it into the car.
“Our customers have told us that grocery pickup is a game-changer,” Katie Vitela, a Walmart Minneapolis market coach, said in a statement. “They are now able to complete their grocery shopping in a matter of minutes – between errands or on their way home from an after-school activity – without even unbuckling their seat belts.”
Target had been testing a similar program with Curbside in several states, but ended the experiment in June.
Walmart has a variety of delivery and pickup tests running in several markets, including dedicated pickup facilities in Arkansas, and even a delivery test with ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber in Arizona and Colorado.