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Walmart, Deliv end partnership

BY CSA Staff

Walmart and Google-backed Deliv have ended their same-day grocery delivery pilot.

Deliv, one of Walmart’s earliest delivery partners with pilot programs in Miami and San Jose, served the retailer with a 90-day termination notice, Reuters reported, and the two companies stopped working with each other in late January.

Deliv drivers had to frequently wait 40 minutes or more to collect grocery orders when they showed up at Walmart, the report said, citing people to the matter.

“As with any pilot, the intent is to learn,” Walmart spokeswoman Molly Blakeman told Reuters. “And we ultimately came to the conclusion with Deliv that while their platform is a good delivery option, it was not the best fit for our program at this time.”

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