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We shopped at Whole Foods and Walmart to see which curbside pickup service is better - and the winner is clear

We shopped at Whole Foods and Walmart to see which curbside pickup service is better - and the winner is clear
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Only Amazon Prime subscribers can use the curbside pickup service at participating Whole Foods locations, which there are currently only two of.

  • Amazon recently launched a curbside pickup service at two Whole Foods locations.
  • Walmart has been operating a similar service since piloting a grocery pickup program in 2013.
  • I went to Whole Foods to test Amazon's curbside pickup service against Walmart's - and there was a clear winner.

Amazon is not slowing down in its mission to venture into the grocery industry if its new curbside pickup service is any indication.

The company recently announced that it was launching a curbside pickup feature at two Whole Foods locations in Sacramento, California, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Available on the company's Prime Now platform, which launched Whole Foods grocery delivery earlier this year, the service allows Prime subscribers to create a grocery list for a Whole Foods employee to assemble, choose a pick-up time, and drive to the store, where their orders can be loaded into their cars.

Walmart has been operating a similar service since piloting its grocery pickup program in 2013.

Curious as to how the two stack up against each other, I ventured to the Sacramento area to test both services - and I'm definitely partial to one of them. This is what I found:

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