Wholesale Stockpiles Rise (Slightly), Walmart Aims to Improve Grocery Sales

US wholesale stockpiles increased 0.3% during September, according to a new Commerce Department report. However, the rise was lower than seen in August (0.6%), which could indicate businesses are cautious about restocking shelves due to weak demand.

Major retailer Walmart, however, wants managers to do a better job of maintaining and stocking shelves, specifically in the grocery department. Walmart hopes improving performance of “chilled and fresh” products in dairy, produce and meat sections, will boost grocery sales.

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