Packages move along a conveyor belt inside a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fulfillment center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. acquired e-commerce startupJet.com for $3.3 billion in cash and stock. Jet.com Founder and his management team wereput in chargeof Wal-Mart's entire domestic e-commerce operation, overseeing more than 15,000 employees in Silicon Valley, Boston, Omaha, and its home office in Arkansas. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
INTERNATIONAL - Walmart Inc.’s Jet.com unit will soon be making same-day grocery deliveries in New York City, upping the fight for customers in a highly competitive market.

Jet will open a fulfillment center in the Bronx this fall to bring same-day and next-day delivery to the city, the company said in an emailed statement. The center will stock Jet inventory, which includes groceries and everyday essentials, as well as other select merchandise.

Rival Target Corp. already offers same-day delivery for in-store purchases to parts of New York City for a fee, and Amazon.com Inc. has same-day food delivery in the city through PrimeNow.

Jet has a fulfillment center in Hoboken, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

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