Wal-Mart's (WMT) problem of keeping store shelves stocked keeps drawing more attention with The...

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

Wal-Mart's (WMT) problem of keeping store shelves stocked keeps drawing more attention with The New York Times and grocery store publications now highlighting the issue in detail. According to the freshest takes, the retail chain is losing the trust of customers and seeing grocery items sell more slowly due to the lower staffing levels. The key stat: Wal-Mart's average number of employees per store in the U.S. fell by 17% to 281 over the last five years.