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Walmart Facilitates Online Purchases Using SNAP


Following a successful trial, Walmart is now allowing customers to use SNAP benefits to purchase groceries online.  Purchases can be collected from designated pickup stations at 3,100 stores by the end of 2019.

Walmart is also offering an annual subscription fee of $98 in place of individual per-delivery charges.  Although not directly targeted at low-income or homebound customers, this benefit is certainly less expensive than alternative grocery chain delivery services using Instacart or Shipt.  It will possible for families to combine their orders from the nearest Walmart store with delivery to their multifamily residences.  Effectively the Walmart approach eliminates the so-called “food desert” for low-income consumers without transport.

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