Posted 7/8/2013 12:00 am
Updated 9 months ago
We’re used to people waving fliers about all sorts of activities when we’re strolling the streets of San Francisco. But we were surprised to see one from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.
On a recent visit to the city, a flier touting the benefits of using WalmartToGo.com was handed to us. The program allows some residents in the San Francisco area to order their food and household items from the Wal-Mart online site and then have them delivered to their door. This looks like one way to break into the San Francisco market since Wal-Mart doesn’t have a store in the city.
The same-day or next-day service started in April 2010, and “has been a valuable test in proving we can use a Wal-Mart Superstore for grocery delivery,” according to an email statement from the company in response to our questions. “At this time, our grocery test is in this one market. We are ready and able to expand grocery delivery when the time is right for customers.”