Walmart Testing Same-Day Grocery Delivery in China

After beefing up its grocery delivery chops here, including automated kiosks and crowdsourcing, Walmart is now testing same-day grocery delivery to customers in China through a hookup with WeChat and delivery service Dada, according to a report in TechCrunch.

Walmart began partnering with Tencent-owned WeChat earlier this year, in an attempt to better connect with millions of Chinese consumers that use the popular messaging app.

According to TechCrunch, WeChat customers can choose from 8,000 SKUs and receive orders in as little as one hour. Items available on the service include fresh produce, condiments, snacks, baby, personal care and home care items, products from Walmart’s Great Value brand and imported products sourced from around the world.

Walmart has been partnering in China with Alibaba rival JD.com since 2016, including creation of a shopping holiday. In June, the retail giant and JD.com invested $500 million in Dada.

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