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Walmart is partnering with DoorDash, a restaurant delivery provider, for grocery delivery in Atlanta, Georgia, TechCrunch reports. DoorDash will provide companies with its network of delivery drivers as well as a back-end platform that will give them the technology to enable grocery delivery online. This will allow grocers to rapidly build out delivery networks while keeping the customer relationships in-house.

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DoorDash is hoping to expand its delivery services to all e-commerce orders through this move, making Walmart an extremely valuable partner. Christopher Payne, chief operating officer at DoorDash, says that providing real-time delivery for restaurants has allowed it to build out a great foundation for grocery delivery, since there’s typically hours or a day between order time and when the groceries need to be delivered. Payne also pointed out the huge opportunity for the company to expand into grocery delivery and beyond, and hopes to test out delivery for other items in the future with Walmart.

Since DoorDash’s services are kept behind the scenes, Walmart can capitalize on its customers’ trust in the company. Though Walmart shoppers purchase