Walmart will deliver groceries directly to some customers’ fridges

Marielle Segarra Oct 15, 2019
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Walmart will deliver groceries directly to your fridge. Above, a Walmart store in Troy, Ohio. Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Walmart will deliver groceries directly to some customers’ fridges

Marielle Segarra Oct 15, 2019
Walmart will deliver groceries directly to your fridge. Above, a Walmart store in Troy, Ohio. Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Walmart rolled out a new service today in three markets: If you live in Kansas City, Pittsburgh, or Vero Beach, Florida, the retailer will deliver groceries directly to your fridge. Amazon launched a similar service last year. It’s another example of a company asking people to trade a little privacy in exchange for convenience.

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