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If you're not a fan of lines or even just walking into a crowded store, Watertown's Walmart is offering a new way to shop.
The superstore is rolling out grocery pickup.
"Everybody has got something to do, so we want to stay up with that. We want to be able to make it a convenience for those people to be able to order their groceries from us," said David Hoistion, asset protection assistant manager.
This is the first Walmart in the north country to start the pickup service. More locations plan to unveil it soon.
The service is just the latest in a trend of convenient grocery shopping.
Watertown's Price Chopper and Tops Markets offer grocery delivery through the Instacart app and nationwide, Amazon has opened cashier-free grocery stores.
In Walmart's case, shoppers can use the store's grocery app to choose a pickup location, date and time.
"Then you can go in and select items you would like in the store. You add it to your cart," said Hoistion.
You'll get an assigned parking space at the pickup location. Once you get to the store, you'll pull in. A worker will come out with your groceries and then you're on your way.
"I'm always on the go, always on the run. I don't have a lot of time, so it's good to be able to shop straight from my phone or straight from the app," said Juan Aguiar, Watertown resident.
You can start ordering items now and the pickup service will officially start running on November 14.