Wal-Mart expands e-grocery options to two more U.S. markets and invests in Canada
The retailer is pouring millions into improving Walmart.ca.
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. waded a little deeper into the online grocery market this week, giving consumers in two more markets the ability to order groceries online and pick them up curbside at no additional cost.Walmart Grocery is newly available at three stores in the Phoenix area and at two stores in the Huntsville, AL, area. A third store in Huntsville will offer online grocery ordering soon, a Walmart spokesman says.
Wal-Mart this week separately announced it is investing C$35 million ($28.1 million) to expand and improve Walmart.ca, its e-retail site for Canada. It did not provide details on how that money will be spent. It is investing a further C$75 million ($60.3 million) to build additional distribution centers to expand its fresh food and e-commerce capacity in Canada. Wal-Mart has not finalized where those centers will be. Walmart.ca gets about 400,000 daily visitors, according to the company.