Walmart to expand meal-kit service

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Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has continued its battle with Amazon for shoppers.

Blue Apron Holdings Inc., for example, has struggled ever since it became a publicly traded company, reported News Ok.

The chain's meal kits serve two people and retail from $8 to $15. It is offering three types of kits: pre-portioned meals that need to be cooked; ingredients that pair with its rotisserie chicken; or one-step dishes that just need to be heated up. Recently Amazon announced that it will start delivering groceries from Whole Foods, which might have prompted Walmart to release this new meal kit to its stores.

The selections are assembled in stores daily and available in the deli section or through the company's online grocery pickup service. Meal kit recipes include, steak dijon and sweet chili chicken.

"We've looked at these meal solutions before, but we haven't been happy with the quality that's been in the marketplace", said Tyler Lehr, Walmart senior vice president and general merchandise manager of deli services.

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Several companies already offer meal kits, both online and in stores.

In addition to the Meal Kits being launched in stores, Walmart.com offers an expanded assortment of meal delivery kits and other specialty food items like farm fresh crates and snack boxes. Thai curry chicken and chicken fried rice can be made with the rotisserie chicken.

Walmart is launching its own line of meal kits.

Last May, Amazon opened two test locations in Seattle that allow Amazon Prime subscribers to place a grocery order online and then pick it up at a drive-through window. Scrambling to find a meal "puts pressure on a family", he said.

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