After Warren Buffett expressed his doubt that Walmart could beat online rival Amazon, we learned that Walmart is trying something new - online grocery ordering and curbside pickup. And it looks like it's first test market in our state is right here in Central New York.

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According to, Walmart on Genesee Street in Camillus recently had it's request approved by the Camillus Planning Board to build a canopy alongside the building for grocery pickup. The company has not announced the date when the service will launch.

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This has been a recent trend with Hannaford in New Hartford and several Wegman's locations offering a similar program. The big difference is Walmart will be offering the service free, with a $30 minimum order. You can order from the Walmart App or from, then schedule a pickup time and they'll bring your groceries right to your car. What could be easier than that? Walmart already offers this in a few other markets but this would be it's first in New York.

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