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Report: Walmart ends grocery delivery partnerships with ride-hailing services

Walmart, Uber and Lyft are going their separate ways.

The discount giant has ended its two-year online grocery delivery partnership with ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft. Uber plans to shutter the program by the end of next month, according to Reuters.

According to the report, the abrupt decision stems from difficulty to uphold the shared-ride companies’ vision to efficiently deliver anything on-demand, including people and cargo. Walmart announced in March it planned to use Uber to deliver groceries to more than 40% of the country.

While this could potentially stall Walmart’s goal to expand its grocery home-delivery service to more than 100 metropolitan areas this year, the discounter is forging ahead.

Walmart plans to continue scaling its grocery delivery service with other delivery providers in the markets previously served by the ride hailing companies. This includes four markets served by Uber, and Lyft’s test market of Denver, Reuters reported.

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