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Wal-Mart to offer free grocery pickup in some U.S. cities

Staff writer |
Wal-Mart Stores is expanding its grocery pickup service to eight new cities nationwide.

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The service will now be available at select stores in Atlanta, Charlotte and Fayetteville, N C, Salt Lake City and Ogden, UT, Nashville, Tucson, AZ, and Colorado Springs, CO.

To use the service, customers select the items they want online and the pickup time, then arrive at the designated area of their local store where a Wal-Mart associate will load the purchases into the customer’s car. This is a free service, and is available the same day if orders are placed by 10 a.m. local time.

About 70% of Americans who shop at Wal-Mart live within 5 miles of a store, according to the company. Customers have complained that buying groceries can take two-to-three hours on weekends.

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