Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery pilot with autonomous vehicle company, Nuro. Through the Houston-based pilot, Walmart said it aims to develop, refine and continue learning how to offer the best end-to-end customer experience.
The retailer continues to expand its grocery pickup and delivery service. The company has grown its online grocery footprint to nearly 3,100 pickup locations with deliveries coming from more than 1,600 stores, powered by Walmart’s team of over 50,000 personal shoppers.
As the company has grown its delivery services, it has tested a number of different options for getting groceries from stores to customers’ front doors through self-driving technology.
“We believe this technology is a natural extension of our grocery pickup and delivery service and our goal of making every day a little easier for customers,” said Tom Ward, svp/digital operations for Walmart U.S.