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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) began testing home grocery delivery Saturday in San Jose, Calif., according to published media reports.

The test of the "Walmart To Go" service is part of the world's largest retailer's efforts to compete with Internet giant


, which launched its own grocery delivery service in the U.S. in 2007, according an

Associated Press


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The service allows customers to order groceries, health and beauty products, and household supplies online, according to the report. Wal-Mart then delivers the products to customers' homes at times they choose.

Wal-Mart said Saturday that the San Jose service is a limited test, and the company did not provide details on where else it might test the service, according to the report.

Shares of Wal-Mart closed Thursday down 11 cents at $53.58. The U.S. stock market was closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.