Walmart expands grocery delivery service to Tampa


Walmart expands grocery delivery service to Tampa

Walmart (WMT) is bringing Uber grocery deliveries to the Dallas and Orlando areas, expanding a partnership with the ride-hailing service.

The process is pretty simple, which is what you want when you're grabbing groceries online.

Customers of the big-box giant can have their groceries delivered to them via Uber.

Employees called "personal shoppers" gather customers' requested items and deliver them via Uber, which is partnering with Walmart.

Walmart began grocery delivery in Denver and San Jose, California, in 2013.

Companies up against Amazon.com Inc.

The Uber test is among several options for online order fulfillment being utilized by Walmart, which also offers click-and-collect pickup service at more than 900 stores and is testing associate delivery of online orders at some stores. After the announcement of Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM - Free Report) in June, grocers have been working hard to prepare for the potential impact on the supermarket industry. If shareholders pass it, the transaction will be one step closer to completion. Apple sold a mere 1 billion iPhones in 10 years but a new breakthrough is expected to generate more than 27 billion devices in just 3 years, creating a $1.7 trillion market.