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Food Dive reports that Walmart is testing a 20 by 90 foot automated kiosk at a store in Oklahoma that is designed to hold some 30,000 SKUs - including refrigerated and frozen items - that offers 24-hour pickup for consumers who place orders online.

Walmart has not said whether it plans to expand the concept, which takes click-and-collect to a level where the offering does not have to be staffed.
KC's View:
Yet another instance in which Walmart is showing new muscle and aggressiveness in the e-commerce segment. I continue to believe that we're going to see a lot of click-and-collect stations at Walmarts around the country, and this concept - if it works - could be a way of adding capacity in communities where the economics make sense.