Walmart said last week it wouldto more than 40 percent of US. households, or 100 metro areas, by the end of the year.
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market last year upped the ante in an already competitive battle over grocery deliveries, with the online retailer recently adding free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods items to six cities for members of its Prime shopping club. At the same time, grocery startup Instacart has widened its client list to include Kroger and B.J.’s.
Target (TGT) bought in December. The retailer plans to offer same-day delivery of products including groceries and electronics to almost every major market by the holiday shopping season.