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Fox News reports that Walmart has begun testing its online grocery shopping service in San Jose, California. According to the story, “The ‘Walmart To Go’ test allows customers to visit to order groceries and consumables found in a Walmart store and have them delivered to their homes, the spokesman said.

“Products include fresh produce, meat and seafood, frozen, bakery, baby, over-the-counter pharmacy, household supplies and health and beauty items.”
KC's View:
I want to beat this drum yet again...

I think it would be a mistake to look at in a vacuum ... and that it makes the most sense to look at it within the context of the company’s various small store initiatives, and think about how these businesses could be integrated and made to offer a more complete shopping solution to consumers.