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Got groceries? Wal-Mart testing home delivery
Associated Press ^ | Saturday April 23, 2011 | AP

Posted on 04/24/2011 9:20:13 AM PDT by pyx

Wal-Mart tests online grocery sales, home delivery in San Jose, aims to compete with Amazon


BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Saturday that it is testing home grocery delivery in San Jose, Calif., as the world's largest retailer ratchets up competition with online retailer Amazon.com Inc.

With the new "Walmart To Go," customers can order up groceries, health and beauty products such as soap, shampoo and over-the-counter medicines, and household supplies like paper towels and laundry detergent from the company's website. Wal-Mart will then drive the goods over to customers' homes at their time of choice.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: delivery; food; groceries; grocery
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With food shortages, it's quite interesting to see the world's largest retailer planning home delivery of food.

1 posted on 04/24/2011 9:20:16 AM PDT by pyx
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To: pyx

I get home delivery from Wal-Mart all the time.


2 posted on 04/24/2011 9:22:39 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: pyx
On the WalMart Website there are suggested items.

I, for one, choose to grow my own. YMMV.

3 posted on 04/24/2011 9:25:30 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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Seems like an interesting idea. If gasoline prices stay as high as they are, their margin is gonna suck, or it’s gonna cost a shitload.


4 posted on 04/24/2011 9:26:20 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: pyx

Hmmm..The People of Walmart bad for their image???....


5 posted on 04/24/2011 9:26:57 AM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: pyx

Well, the profit margin is good because Gasoline and Diesel Fuel are SO CHEAP. (/s)


6 posted on 04/24/2011 9:27:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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Yeah, but the real question is: Will they accept EBT? We wouldn’t want to unfairly exclude the ghetto from this fine service. </sarc>


7 posted on 04/24/2011 9:29:27 AM PDT by RobertClark (I carry a gun because I can't hurl a rock at 1263 fps.)
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To: pyx

Home delivery is not a new idea, there are alot of grocery delivery in the bigger cities. I know when I had 3 small ones at home I could have used this a time or two...like when they all had chickenpox at once. The elderly could use this too.


8 posted on 04/24/2011 9:32:41 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: pyx
Being single this would be nice to have at times. Like when I've been on crutches, recovering from surgery or too sick to go out and shop.

Other than the above I prefer to do it myself. I go early in the morning to my local Publix before it gets crowded and get it done and over with.

9 posted on 04/24/2011 9:34:51 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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Seems like an interesting idea.

What I find interesting is that this was one of the "Next Big Things" that failed miserably during the Dot-Com boom in the '90's.

Maybe they were just ahead of their time?
10 posted on 04/24/2011 9:36:44 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: pyx
I love the feelers extended in a free market.

WTG Walmart!

11 posted on 04/24/2011 9:38:15 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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Yesterday we went to the local Sams Club because my wife wanted to see if her coffee was back in stock, it wasn't.

I ordered it from Amazon last night.

12 posted on 04/24/2011 9:39:41 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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“What I find interesting is that this was one of the “Next Big Things” that failed miserably during the Dot-Com boom in the ‘90’s.”

Same thing, shipping surely isn’t any cheaper. Maybe shipping just a few items and even then in volume.


13 posted on 04/24/2011 9:40:12 AM PDT by mewykwistmas (“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.”)
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To: Mark was here

I order lots of stuff from eBay and Amazon. It’s super convenient. I keep the UPS guy pretty busy. Having stuff delivered actually seems like it would create big efficiencies to me. It means I’m not making a special trip in my vehicle to grab a few items. Instead it’s a guy with his fully loaded truck making the rounds.


14 posted on 04/24/2011 9:51:24 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: null and void; Vendome

ping


15 posted on 04/24/2011 9:59:55 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: pyx

I LOVE home delivery. One of our great, wonderful supermarkets, RibaSmith, does it. One calls or e-mails in the order and it is at one’s doorsteps the next day. Payment by credit card, check, or cash is good.

Since supermarkets here in Panama also carry adult beverages, they can also be ordered.

Gosh I love it. The only thing missing is an automatic teller machine on the side of the truck. But then, they would probably get robbed. Now that I am thinking about it, since I need not go outside to accept the delivery, I don’t know if they advertise their store on the truck for security reasons. I will ask next time.

Talk about lazy.

I love it.


16 posted on 04/24/2011 10:02:36 AM PDT by Gatn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: pyx

Grocery delivery is not a radical innovation. It’s been going on for over 75 years; only difference here is the national scale, and the interface is the Internet and not the telephone.


17 posted on 04/24/2011 10:11:39 AM PDT by BCrago66
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P.S.

I do go personally to check out their ice creams and different chocolates...not necessarily in that order. While I’m there, I then scan the supermarket for new things they may have on their shelves.


18 posted on 04/24/2011 10:12:27 AM PDT by Gatn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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It all depends on how carefully Wal-Mart investigates their delivery people. Your former gang-banger deliveryman might be casing out your residence for a future home invasion.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 10:30:31 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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Talk about lazy.

Grocery shopping is about the only real thing that forces me to leave home every week or so. And Walmart is wayyyyyy on the other side of town -- a whole 4 miles. lol
20 posted on 04/24/2011 10:48:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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