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Walmart still testing service where employees deliver orders at the end of their store shifts

June 1, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Walmart said Thursday that it is moving to the second phase of testing a new delivery service.

The retailer announced during last year's shareholders week event that it's been testing a new delivery service that deploys employees at the end of their store shifts to deliver purchases to customers.

The service was being tested at one store in Arkansas and another in New Jersey. Greg Foran, Walmart U.S.' chief executive, said Thursday that the company has stopped running tests at those stores.

A new test for the employee delivery service is now being conducted at an unspecified store in Georgia. Walmart plans to expand the test to other locations.

Foran also said Walmart has worked with companies like Postmates and DoorDash Inc. as it plans to expand its grocery delivery service to 800 stores by the end of the year.

"We learned a lot in 1.0. We're now on to 2.0 and learning more," Foran said.

-- Nathan Owens

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