I think this is good in some ways for the handicapped people, but I think the interaction of being with people socially is not there.


Walmart today expanded its online grocery shopping service, which allows customers to shop online then pick up at their local stores, to a new market: Huntsville, Alabama. The move comes only days after Walmart brought the same service to a handful of stores in the Phoenix area, as well. The retailer is still describing the curbside pickup option as something it’s “testing,” though it notes that, so far, in markets where both pick-up and delivery options are available, pick-up is proving to be increasingly popular.

While other retailers, including Amazon with AmazonFresh and startups like Instacart, have been testing online ordering combined with local grocery delivery, Walmart’s strategy so far has been to test out both pickup and delivery options, and see how its customers respond. In San Jose, for example, the retailer offers home grocery deliveries, while in its Denver market, both pickup and delivery are available.

However, the company’s…

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