WINNIPEG — It’s been just over a month since Walmart launched grocery pickup service in Manitoba, and now the retailer is taking the convenience factor one step further.
Walmart Canada is launching same-day grocery delivery in Winnipeg on September 27 as part of a pilot program with Instacart. The company is also testing the service in the Greater Toronto Area, where it currently offers next-day delivery and grocery pickup.
Customers can download the Instacart app or visit Instacart.ca to find their local Walmart Supercentre and place their order. Instead of Walmart employees rounding up the groceries to be delivered, Instacart staff will visit the store and put the order together. Items selected will then be delivered directly to customers’ doors in as fast as an hour or at a later date depending on the customer’s schedule.
“As demand for online grocery shopping continues to grow in Canada, we’re excited to now offer same-day grocery delivery to Walmart Canada customers,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, chief business officer at Instacart.
“This landmark pilot program marks the first time Instacart has collaborated with Walmart Canada, and we’re proud to now serve Walmart Canada’s many families in select Toronto and Winnipeg areas.”