Independent food and beverage businesses nationwide now have increased access to delivery via Local Express through Walmart GoLocal, Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart’s white-label delivery as a service offering.
The collaboration will enable Local Express, an end-to-end e-commerce platform for food retailers, to expand its delivery capabilities to serve additional businesses in areas including Chicago, Miami and Arlington, Texas.
Local Express is the first Walmart GoLocal client to focus more broadly on specialty food and beverage retailers such as local independent grocers, bakeries and restaurants as Walmart GoLocal expands and commercializes among small, mid-sized and large businesses.
“Local Express is focused on modernizing the e-commerce experience for food and beverage retailers everywhere. As there continues to be strong consumer demand for delivery, it’s especially important for retailers to have a seamless online ordering and delivery experience,” said Bagrat Safarian, CEO of Local Express.
“Our collaboration with Walmart GoLocal will enable our food and beverage providers to offer low-cost, convenient delivery to their customers and stay competitive.”
Walmart GoLocal uses Walmart’s delivery infrastructure and experience to allow local businesses to get their products to customers more efficiently and at a lower cost. Over the last three years, Walmart has scaled its local delivery network to serve more than 2,000 retail locations nationwide.
“We are excited to work with Local Express to bring low-cost, customizable delivery capabilities to their independent food and beverage providers,” said Harsit Patel, general manager and VP of Walmart GoLocal.
“Walmart’s scale, delivery infrastructure and world-class operations means we can bring reliability to business owners while they focus on serving their customers.”
With more than 500 onboarded stores, Local Express offers private-brand web stores, mobile apps, self-checkout and kiosks for customer convenience, as well as AI tools to manage fulfillment, inventory, deliveries and shipments.
“We know how important delivery is for our customers, and they want that process to be as reliable and efficient as possible,” said Jonas C. Veneration, head of information technology at Seafood City, a Local Express client. “Working with Local Express and now Walmart GoLocal will help us pursue a new channel and bring our products to more customers with the convenience and ease they expect.”
For more information on Walmart GoLocal, visit walmartgolocal.com.