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Walmart adds grocery pickup in Winchester

Grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier for Paris and Winchester area shoppers. Walmart, the largest grocer in the U.S., is launching its online grocery pickup service at two more area stores in Paris and Winchester today.

The free service enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up at their local Walmart store without even leaving their cars.

“At Walmart, we have always been known for saving our customers money and, with services like grocery pickup, we are also saving them valuable time,” said Market Coach Karlos Scott. “Our customers have told us that grocery pick up is a game changer. They are now able to complete their grocery shopping in a matter of minutes — between errands or on their way home from an after school activity — without even unbuckling their seat belts.”

 Walmart’s grocery pickup service features 40,000 items with more than 90 percent of customers choosing to add fresh meat, dairy or produce to their baskets.

Other top items selected by grocery pickup shoppers include after school snacks, diapers and large dog food bags.

How it works

— Order and choose a pickup time. Customers visit walmart.com/grocery online or through the Walmart Grocery mobile app, enter their ZIP codes to select a local store and begin creating their shopping lists.  During checkout, they select a time to pick up their orders.

— Personal grocery shoppers fill the basket. Highly-trained personal shoppers carefully select the freshest produce, meats and other items each customer requested.

— Pick up and go. There will be reserved parking spaces at the store marked in orange. There will be a designated number to call to alert an associate who will quickly retrieve the prepared order and load it into the customer’s car.