The online grocery gauntlet has officially been thrown on the Peninsula.
With dozens of stores across the region and a major distribution hub in James City County, Wal-Mart is pressing to gain ground in the ever-lucrative online grocery pickup business — and they're willing to offer the service for free.
While all of the region's Wal-Mart stores, which includes its large network of Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets, have not been tapped to immediately offer the service, it's only a matter of time before they do.
And area grocers are taking watch.
Effective last week, the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 12401 Jefferson...