Friday, August 18, 2017

With Amazon looming, Walmart touts surging online grocery sales

Image result for walmart home deliveryWalmart is taking on Amazon in an attempt to head off the online giant before it can gain too much of a foothold in the home-delivered grocery business.

Walmart said Thursday that it's delivering online grocery orders from more than 900 stores with "strong results" in the early going, as the company's rivalry with Amazon intensifies. 

Amazon recently announced it is acquiring Whole Foods Market and is believed to be preparing to use its network of 468 stores to expand its grocery delivery service. Walmart said that it would extend its own service to 1,100 locations by the end of this year.  . . . more

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