Walmart launched Jetblack, a ‘members-only’ personal shopping service

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Walmart is trying to move upmarket, looking to leverage technology to capture the "rich city dweller — certainly not the historical sweet spot for Walmart’s main business". An interesting move given all the challenges it is having with technology, the latest being shuttering Scan & Go checkout a few months back, letting customers scan their own products via their mobile phone (who knew that customers don't actually like doing the operational work of check out, and instead would prefer to use technology to browse and shop...) Still in closed alpha (?), it seems to be a work in progress for over a year. Hopefully we see a launch soon.

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