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Walmart’s Free Pickup Service Continues to Grow

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Startups, retailers, and grocery giants alike, everyone is taking a stab at entering the realm of delivery to bring their products to the consumer rather than enticing the customers into the store. Product delivery as a market, specifically groceries, has grown immensely over the last few years. Amazon, Google, Instacart, Postmates, Shipt, Relay Foods, Peapod,…

The Mobile Pantry

Have you ever eaten all three meals in a car? I have.  Drive-thrus and other forms of getting food on the road are now being described as part of the “roadside pantry.”  That’s when you go to Starbucks for coffee and decide to get a sandwich too so that you do not need to make…

Walmart Expanding Pick-up Locations

Americans were the first to establish the “drive-thru” culture, so it’s only fitting that this model is finally expanding to the US grocery industry.  Thus far, most retailers have attached pick-up locations to actual stores (except in the case of drive-thru only retailers), or built them in convenient locations. Walmart has begun testing this concept…

Getting Food Fast Instead of Eating Fast Food

Drive-thru grocery pick-up, or click-and-collect, is gaining ground in France.  Before long, this model will likely gain ground in the US, as it is a reasonable last-mile delivery system for low population density areas of the US.  These areas do not have enough households per square mile to justify daily home-delivery infrastructure.  Plus, click-and-collect solves…