By  on October 3, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been chipping away at Amazon’s delivery dominance, which includes free two-day delivery for Prime Members and a network of lockers and Instant Pickup locations. Besides free two-day delivery, Wal-Mart has launched delivery options such as a pickup discount and delivery by Wal-Mart associates. The Bentonville, Ark., giant’s latest salvo is the acquisition of Parcel, a technology-based, same-day, last-mile delivery program, revealed Tuesday.

“My team spends a lot of time thinking about ways we can make deliveries faster and more convenient, as consumer demand for speed, flexibility and reliability continue to grow,” said Nate Faust, senior vice president of Wal-Mart U.S.’s e-commerce supply chain. “Parcel is a proven leader in e-commerce package delivery, including taking fresh, frozen and perishable food the last mile — that is, the last step in the shipping process as products make their way from a fulfillment center to your door.”

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