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Walmart adds SNAP support for online grocery orders at all pickup locations

Walmart adds SNAP support for online grocery orders at all pickup locations

In April, the US Department of Agriculture revealed that it had launched a pilot program allowing some SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online. Walmart and Amazon are both participating in the two-year pilot program, and Walmart has just expanded its own test involving SNAP payments. Under that expansion, all Walmart pickup locations now accept EBT card payments for online grocery orders.

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Hundreds of Walmart stores are using AI cameras to monitor checkouts

Hundreds of Walmart stores are using AI cameras to monitor checkouts

Many Walmart customers have likely noticed the appearance of cameras with small displays on the company's self-checkout registers over the last couple years. In a recent statement, the retailer confirmed that hundreds of its stores have started using AI-powered cameras to monitor checkouts in an effort to cut down on theft and other issues resulting in loss.

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Walmart launches $98 annual subscription for grocery deliveries

Walmart launches $98 annual subscription for grocery deliveries

The grocery delivery market is heating up and that's good news for consumers. Days after Target launched same-day deliveries for online purchases in most of the United States, Walmart has expanded its own alternative to include a new $98 annual subscription for grocery deliveries. The annual subscription is a discount over the flat rate and monthly plan options Walmart already offered.

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Walmart InHome Delivery will test your trust issues to the max

Walmart InHome Delivery will test your trust issues to the max

Walmart is taking the fight to Amazon in a big way, announcing today that customers will soon be able to place grocery orders for in-home delivery. Walmart, of course, already offers grocery delivery, but as the company points out, this new service called InHome Delivery takes things one step further by allowing associates to deliver groceries right to your kitchen, even going so far as to stock your refrigerator or cupboards as part of the drop off.

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Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

There are only a few Android tablets left in the market and even fewer companies making them. Aside from Samsung, Amazon is probably the next biggest maker of Android tablets and it isn't even making premium ones. Its Fire tablets have a completely different purpose and Walmart is taking a few pages from Amazon's book to make its self-branded Onn tablets a gateway into its own retail empire.

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Walmart aims at Amazon with no cost NextDay delivery

Walmart aims at Amazon with no cost NextDay delivery

Amazon is working hard to get free NextDay delivery rolled out to Prime members around the country. To fight the increasing pressure from Amazon, Walmart has announced a new program that offers free NextDay delivery without requiring users to pay money and become a member as Prime does. Walmart says that its new move is an extension of something it started in 2011 when free two-day shipping was introduced with no membership fee.

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Walmart will launch its own original shows through Vudu platform

Walmart will launch its own original shows through Vudu platform

Walmart's Vudu video streaming service is about to launch its own lineup of original content, the company announced on Wednesday. The move follows previous rumors that claimed Walmart was considering the launch of a new streaming service, something it reportedly abandoned in favor of focusing on its existing Vudu service. The content will include a thriller and new version of kids show Blue's Clues.

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Walmart’s AI-powered smart grocery store is now open to the public

Walmart’s AI-powered smart grocery store is now open to the public

Walmart has opened the doors to its AI-powered smart grocery store located in Levittown, New York. The destination has been named the Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL), and it will be used to test 'new, innovative ideas,' according to the company. The smart Walmart destination features more than 30,000 items across 50,000 square feet of retail store.

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Walmart, Amazon test online grocery sales for SNAP recipients

Walmart, Amazon test online grocery sales for SNAP recipients

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that for the first time in the program's history, Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to purchase groceries online. The new option will be available under a two-year pilot program that has been launched in New York. Both Amazon and Walmart are participating in the test, according to the USDA.

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Walmart will deploy thousands of robots in stores across the US

Walmart will deploy thousands of robots in stores across the US

Walmart is gearing up to deploy thousands of robots in its stores across the US, the company has announced. The retailer already features some robotic equipment in select stores, but this will mark a huge expansion of the program, adding autonomous floor cleaners, shelf scanners, rapid uploaders, and pickup towers. The machines are designed to free up store associates for other tasks.

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Walmart launches voice grocery shopping with Google Assistant

Walmart launches voice grocery shopping with Google Assistant

Walmart has announced that its customers will soon be able to shop for groceries using voice commands and Google Assistant. The ability will be available on any device that supports Google Assistant, such as Google Home devices and smartphones. With the new support, Walmart customers will simply have to use the command, "Hey Google, talk to Walmart."

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Walmart tipped in talks to launch its own game streaming service

Walmart tipped in talks to launch its own game streaming service

Days after Google unveiled Stadia, sources have surfaced claiming Walmart may launch its own competing game streaming service. The company is 'exploring' its own potential move into the industry, according to a new report, which claims Walmart has already been in talks with some publishers and developers, including most recently at the Game Developers Conference.

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