Wal-Mart's shelves reflect stark economy

10/3/2010 | National Public Radio · Wall Street Journal, The

Families that rely on government assistance can be found shopping at a Virginia Wal-Mart at midnight on the first of the month, when the new month's funding becomes available. Wal-Mart has changed the way it stocks its stores to accommodate customers who struggle from check to check, carrying larger packs of items at the beginning of the month, and smaller sizes toward the end.

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