Walmart to Expand Grocery Vending Machines


Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant Walmart has revealed plans to grow its fleet of in-store automated kiosks. Rolling out an upgraded model of the concept, the new technology will operate as a vending machine for online grocery orders, Business Insider reports. A second version of the concept is undergoing tests at a Walmart supercenter in Sherman, Texas.

The system allows users to submit online grocery orders of at least $30, which are then assembled by employees who pack them into bins eventually distributed when shoppers engage with the kiosks for pickup. Each kiosk is equipped with refrigerators and freezers as well.

A scaled-down version of the technology is slated for arrival in up to 700 stores for non-grocery pickup orders.

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