Walmart expands grocery delivery

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

MISSISSAUGA – Walmart Canada is expanding the scope of its on-demand grocery delivery services to nearly 200 of its stores across Canada. The retailer’s partnership with Instacart offers deliveries in as little as an hour in select locations.

The expansion builds on a successful 17-store pilot in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Winnipeg.

The new Instacart on-demand delivery option is the latest in a suite of omni-channel services offered by Walmart Canada and third-party partners. In addition to the new delivery option with Instacart, Walmart Canada grocery customers have the option of pickup in-store at 175 Walmart stores – which will expand to 190 stores by the end of January; pickup at nine urban PenguinPickUp locations in the GTA; next-day delivery anywhere in the GTA. General merchandise can be ordered for pick-up or delivery.

“Instacart is proud to have grown its partnership with Walmart Canada,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s chief business officer.

“Our expanded collaboration shows that demand for online grocery delivery continues to grow in Canada, and we’re proud to work with Walmart Canada to extend their delivery reach into new regions.”

After selecting their items and a delivery window – in as fast as one hour or up to five days in advance – an Instacart personal shopper will pick, pack and deliver the order inside a Walmart store within the customer’s designated timeframe.

The service is now available to customers in communities throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.