By BOB KELLYWOODHOUSE, Associated Press The Walgers Express delivery company is moving to a new headquarters at Walgos, Ga. and is expanding its operations, but the retailer says the move will not affect its commitment to providing free groceries to people in its stores.
The Walgarts Express delivery business, which delivers groceries and groceries for groceries, is one of the largest in the nation, with more than 4,000 locations, according to the company’s annual report filed last month.
The company’s delivery team now covers nearly 60,000 customers per day, according the report.
Walgreens said Wednesday that it plans to spend $1 billion to expand its footprint, including moving its headquarters to the new location, and hiring 100 new people.
The new Walgows Express delivery office will be located in the former Walgops headquarters, which was completed in 2000.
The company said it has not received any requests for service requests.
“We are committed to serving our customers and have invested heavily in our delivery team, and are excited to be a part of the Walgores family,” Walgowers CEO Jim Ochs said in a statement.
The move comes as the company grapples with rising competition from Amazon.com Inc., which offers free groceries in stores, and Whole Foods Market Inc., a competitor that has expanded its delivery service into other areas, such as restaurants and department stores.
Walmart is looking to expand delivery services to other grocery stores in the coming months, according a person familiar with the matter.