Washington — Walmart and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Amazon.com to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers in 100 US 2cities last year after failing to use Uber and Lyft to deliver groceries and struggling in its attempt to use its own employees to deliver goods. Deliv, which was one of Walmart’s earliest partners, with pilot programmes in Miami and San Jose, served the retailer with a 90-day termination notice. The two companies stopped working with each other late in January, according to two informed sources. Walmart confirmed the previously unreported decision and said it still partners with seven delivery firms, including DoorDash and Postmates, four of which it signed up in January. Sources familiar with the Walmart-Deliv partnership said Deliv drivers often ha...

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