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• The Omaha World Herald reports that Google Express has launched in the Nebraska markets of Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island, allowing consumers there to purchase from 17 different merchants -  including Whole Foods, Walgreens and Petco - and have their orders delivered.

The story says that "members pay a $95 annual fee and receive free delivery if they meet specific requirements, such as a minimum purchase before taxes or fees ... Google Express already operates in parts of Iowa, Kansas and Arizona. It’s being extended to include portions of Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Ohio and Arkansas."

The World Herald notes that the service competes with the click-and-collect options offered by retailers such as Hy-Vee, Walmart and Baker’s.
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