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Walmart Expands Delivery to Your Fridge, Pandemic Be Damned

Covid-19 upended the retailer's InHome service. Now it’s being revived, but still faces skepticism.

A Walmart associate stocking a refrigerator with InHome delivery.

A Walmart associate stocking a refrigerator with InHome delivery.

Source: Walmart 

In the fall of 2019, Walmart Inc. started testing a service to deliver groceries right into fridges while customers were out. 

Then the pandemic kept Americans at home, making Walmart’s InHome business largely unnecessary. But it’s not dead. With online grocery booming during Covid-19 and vaccinations rising, the world’s largest retailer is expanding the service. It still faces a hurdle, though: Do Americans trust Walmart traipsing through their kitchens?