OREANDA-NEWS. April 14, 2016. With a host of new players in the online groceries game, Walmart will need to speed up its services if it wants to keep up with the Internet.

To that end, the big-box retailer said Wednesday it brought its grocery drive-up service to eight more US markets: Kansas City; Boise, Idaho; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Provo, Utah; Daphne, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina. Those new locations bring the service to a total of 20 markets nationwide.

The company also doubled the number of store pickup locations in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta, where the service was already available. Walmart previously expanded the service in September, after testing it out in a handful of markets.

"We've seen more and more customers using it across the country each week," Michael Bender, chief operating officer for Walmart global e-commerce, said in a blog post Wednesday.