So we went to Wally World this morning to pick up some vitamins, mouthwash, etc. It's still the cheapest place to get stuff like that, but it's usually a hassle and I dread it. This morning it wasn't too bad. We got there shortly after eight and were out in twenty minutes. No lines. Our items were in stock.
This is not the norm. For the last few years, I've noticed there aren't enough cashiers, the stores are cluttered (with unpacked stuff in the aisles, not displays), workers are surly, and the shelves are bare. I once went to buy pantiliners, and there was one box on the shelf. Opened. I came back in ten days or so, figuring they'd be restocked. Nope. And that same opened box was still there. Other medicine, toothpaste, and toiletries show those same bare shelves, making us have to come back.
I used to think it was just our particular store, that it was poorly managed. Then I found an online site where other customers were complaining, too, about their stores in various areas of the country. They describe the same problem we're having with ours.
Target may be a little higher, but it's looking better all the time. Maybe the Walton family needs to come up with a new Sam to run their business.