Uber and Lyft partner with Wal-Mart for food delivery service

Ever thought about stopping for produce on your way home in an Uber? Well, marketers at the retailer are working to make that possible. Here’s how and where the program is debuting.

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Wal-Mart is testing the waters of grocery delivery with a pair of ride-hailing services.

The retail giant will team up with Uber and Lyft to test a service where drivers for those companies will be picking up users’ groceries and delivering them to their doorstep.

“We’ll start small and let our customers guide us, but testing new things like last-mile delivery allow us to better evaluate the various ways we can best serve our customers how, when and where they need us,” Wal-Mart chief operating officer, Michael Bender, wrote in a blog post.

The service will compete with the likes of Amazon’s grocery service—Amazon Fresh—and existing players such as Peapod and Instacart.

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