Walmart and Whole Foods have a new weapon to win over customers

Can you hear that? It's voice shopping, and it's coming to a home near you.

Both Walmart and Whole Foods are betting big on voice shopping as the new platform that will make it easier for customers to buy more frequently — and with larger carts full of merchandise.

Walmart recently announced a partnership with Google to be listed on the tech giant's Google Express retail platform.

Walmart and Google will integrate the retailer into Google Assistant, allowing customers to add Walmart goods to their Google Express cart with voice control. Google is even integrating the retailer's unique customer offerings, like easy reorder and the ability to remember a customer's most frequently bought items.

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The 25 hottest toys of 2017, according to Walmart
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The 25 hottest toys of 2017, according to Walmart

Real Workin’ Buddies Mr. Dusty

Price: $40


Disney Frozen 12-Volt Ride-On Sleigh

Price: $298

Walmart exclusive

Monster Jam Grave Digger 24-Volt Battery Powered Ride-On

Price: $398

Walmart exclusive

Fisher-Price Zoom 'N Crawl Monster

Price: $35

Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Batbot Xtreme

Price: $94

Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K

Price: $88

FurReal Roarin Tyler, the Playful Tiger

Price: $117

Huffy Electric Green Machine 24 Volt Battery-Powered Ride On

Price: $199

Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Baby All in One Nursery

Price: $80

LittleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Price: $99

Mattel Barbie DreamHorse

Price: $90

Mattel Cars Florida Speedway 2

Price: $100

MGAEntertainment LOL Surprise Fizz Factory

Price: $33

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

Price: $45

New Bright 1:14 RC Dash Cam Rock Crawler

Price: $60

Walmart exclusive

New Bright 10 Inch Rc Tumblebee

Price: $25

Adventure Force Light Command Light-up Motorized Blaster

Price: $25

Walmart exclusive

Recoil Starter Set by Skyrocket

Price: $118

Soggy Doggy Board Game

Price: $19

Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower

Price: $100

"Hatchimals Surprise"

Price: TBA

Details for this year's Hatchimals toy have not been released yet, but Walmart still expects it to be a big seller.

Pop-a-Balls Drop & Pop Ball Pit

Price: $50

Walmart exclusive

WowWee Fingerlings

Price: $15

Mayka Toy Block Tape

Price: $17 for a four-pack

Mickey's Transforming Roadster Racer RC

Price: $50



Now, to celebrate opening its 1,000th online grocery pickup location, which is in Seattle, Washington, Walmart is offering a free Google Home device to the first 250 customers who use the pickup service at that location. At other locations, Walmart is celebrating by giving away $5 promotional codes to be used on a future order.

When Amazon purchased Whole Foods, many wondered how the organic grocer's physical stores might change. Since the deal officially closed on August 28, the chain lowered prices on some commonly bought items and added a stand of "farm fresh" Amazon Echo devices to the produce section in some stores.

Since Whole Foods' products are now available on Amazon's online grocery services — Fresh and Prime Pantry — the products are now also available to order with voice. Time will tell if Amazon offers special functionality to order items sold from the grocery store chain it owns.

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