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• Walmart this week announced that it has opened its 1,000th grocery pickup location in one of its stores - and ironically (or perhaps deliberately), it was in Seattle, right in Amazon’s backyard.

Mike Turner, vice president of eCommerce Operations for Walmart U.S, released a statement in which he said, “Customers from Atlanta to Albuquerque and Nashville to New York have told us what an ally Online Grocery Pickup is in their fight to save something so important – time … Our daily mission is to help our customers keep a little more money in their pockets and add more time in their schedules. Online Grocery is doing that for the millions of customers who have tried the service, so we won’t stop with store 1,000.”
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