Walmart Rolls Out 2-Hour Grocery Delivery Service

Retail giant Walmart is reportedly testing a new ‘express’ grocery delivery service promising two-hour deliveries as record usage of third-party delivery services during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has led to delayed orders, fewer open delivery windows, and more stress for customers not willing to visit brick and mortar shops. The service will be rolled out to nearly 2,000 stores in May.

A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago September 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Bokhari: The Booming ‘Gig Economy’ Is a Plutocrat’s Paradise

In days past, if you were risking your life for low pay, that likely meant you were a soldier. The upside: survival skills, high status, a free college degree, and good benefits. These days, though, you can risk your life for low pay and get none of those benefits, as a member of the pandemic “Gig Economy.”

Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta

Report: Customers Lure Instacart Shoppers with Big Tips – then Stiff Them

Some Americans have been exploiting a loophole within the Instacart grocery delivery service app that allows them to lure delivery people in with promises of a large tip only to then cancel the tip shortly after their order has been delivered. One delivery person told reporters that a $55 tip was changed to $0 shortly after she delivered a large grocery order.

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