Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Canada is launching a click-and-collect grocery service in 11 Ottawa area stores.
The big-box retailer has hired a team of dedicated grocery shoppers that will handpick grocery items for consumers who place orders online, Financial Post reported. Orders can be made up to 21 days in advance and the service has a $3 fee.
Starting July 7, Walmart will have a dedicated parcel pickup area for online orders in six locations. Another five locations will be opened in Canada by July 21.
"You drive up to a spot, call a phone number and within five minutes we will get your order out to you," Simon Rodrigue, senior VP, e-commerce, Walmart Canada, told Financial Post.
Walmart currently hosts a locker pickup program inside 55 of its Canadian stores. Similarly, the items, although limited to non-perishable products, are handpicked by Walmart employees and placed in a locker for pickup.
Walmart is expanding in Canada and announced that it would acquire retail and distribution space from Target (NYSE:TGT) after the retailer officially revealed plans to exit the country. Walmart intends to give Target $136 million for 12 store leases and one owned property, totaling 1.6 million sq. ft.
-See this Financial Post article
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