Grocery pickup service saves time for customers

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The Walmart is DuBois is one of four stores in the area that’s added free grocery pickup.

For customer Carole Armstrong, grocery shopping is something she she does for exercise, when she has the time.

Because of her job, she said she plans on giving Walmart’s pickup service a try this winter.

“I’m an accountant, so I think that come January, through the end of April, I think that it would be a good thing to do then because it would be time saving for me,” Armstrong said.”

As a parent, Pola Medell said she also would use the service this winter.

“My friend came and she did it and I’m thinking about doing it for the wintertime because taking [my daughter] in and out in the cold is not a good idea,” Medell said.

But it does more than just help out parents, it can help those with mobility issues.

Assistant manager of ecommerce Blaine Martin said for those shopping for nursing homes and personal care agencies, the service has become a big time saver.

“Now they’re sending those orders at separate times to where they’re now saving an hour a day from when they’d normally have to come in and do the shopping,” Martin said.

The DuBois Walmart started offering free grocery pickup in June, which is available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Orders are placed online or through an app, then customers can choose what time to pick it up. Each order requires a $30 minimum purchase.

Walmarts in Clearfield, State College and Johnstown have also recently added the service.

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