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Walmart online grocery pickup coming to Virginia Beach

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 08:26:03-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Walmart is expanding their curbside grocery pickup service to eight new cities in April, including Virginia Beach, according to a report from Reuters.

Michael Bender, Chief Operating Officer of Walmart’s Global eCommerce operations said in an interview that the expansion will increase the numbers of stores that offer to service to about 200.

In addition to Virginia Beach, the new cities expecting the service are Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Richmond, Virginia; Provo, Utah; Daphne, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina.

Bender says the service is popular among mothers with children who like having groceries delivered to their trunk without having to leave the car.

Shoppers are able to choose from 30,000 to 40,000 mainly grocery items. After ordering and paying online, customers drive to the store at a designated time and the groceries are brought right out to your car.

Many grocery stores have already seen success with the online shopping option, including Kroger, Farm Fresh and Harris Teeter.