Walmart and Kroger Are Rethinking Stores as the Online Grocery Battle Intensifies

Walmart and Kroger are rethinking their brick-and-mortar store strategies in the face of growing competition from Amazon for shoppers’ online grocery spending.

Both Walmart and Kroger fulfill online orders from stores. As the popularity of online grocery grows, store aisles can get hectic with a rush of employees trying to fill those orders.

“We got into this discussion actually on Monday at our office meeting where one of our senior folks was saying, ‘I hate shopping in the store on Sunday trying to get up and down the aisles,'” Walmart US CEO Greg Foran said recently during a UBS conference.

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