Walmart opens high-tech supermarket

In China, shopping with mobile devices gains popularity. American supermarket giant Walmart wants to tap into that trend by opening up its first small high-tech supermarket in China, where smartphones can be used to pay for items.

The store will soon be opened in the southern city of Shenzhen. Reuters reports that the items that customer can buy in this supermarket are mostly available on Walmart’s Chinese online marketplace The supermarket will stock 8,000 (food) items. Customer can either go to the store of have their items delivered within a 2 kilometer radius as quickly as 29 minutes. Customers can pay with their smartphone using the WeChat app.

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