Walmart To Test New Store Strictly For Picking Up Online Grocery Orders

Walmart will test a new depot format where customers only pick up groceries they pre-ordered on Walmart’s website, according to Consumerist. Since last fall, the country’s largest retailer has been testing a drive-thru system for picking up online orders at 11 stores in the Denver area, but the planned project in Walmart’s Arkansas hometown of Bentonville will be a stand-alone depot that is not connected to a Walmart store. The idea was first announced by CEO Bill Simon earlier this year at an investors conference in Orlando, and this week the retailer is showing its plans to the city.

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