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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Procter & Gamble ( PG), Qualcomm ( QCOM) and Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) joined a roster of
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In an attempt to better compete with Amazon.com ( AMZN), FreshDirect, Sears ( SHLD) and other home-delivery retailers, Wal-Mart said it is testing home delivery of groceries. Launched on April 23 in the San Jose, Calif. area, Wal-Mart will deliver food, health-and-beauty products, medicine and other household items for fees beginning at $5. The home delivery testing will be limited to the San Jose area, Wal-Mart said, and will only expand to other markets if it proves successful with customers there. Wal-Mart already operates a successful home delivery business through its Asda chain in the U.K., and even transferred an executive from that operation to the U.S. to help with the market testing.
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