Walmart is expanding its grocery delivering business with the help from new partner, Postmates, the retailer announced this morning. Postmates will initially begin Walmart Online Grocery Delivery in Charlotte, North Carolina with plans to reach other markets in the months ahead. Postmates joins Walmart’s existing delivery partners Uber and Deliv, who have been helping Walmart test deliveries in select markets, including Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa and San Jose.
The addition of a new delivery partner is not unexpected – the company recently detailed its plans to expand its grocery delivery business across the U.S. in 2018, going from just 6 metros to 100 during that time. That will see Walmart offering delivery in 800 of its stores, and able to service over 40 percent of U.S. households.