There are two WalMarts in my area (s.e. Wisconsin), both perpetually out of stock on numerous basics -- last year they were out of loose garlic for months.
Neither has had Great Value Tomato Puree since last June. At Christmas I needed molasses to make cookies and was told they no longer stock it. Shopping their online site in no solution because they are out of even MORE items on line, over-priced by 30%, or want you to buy in quantities even a restaurant would have difficulty using -- like unsweetened cocoa powder, which now only ships in quantities if 4 containers, roughly a 2 to 4 year supply. I have come to loath and avoid this store -- it's like shopping in the old Soviet Union.
And now they have cut way back on cashiers and want you to check out and back your $100 worth of groceries yourself.
When they do have something, the price is good -- but not good enough to justify the extra time it takes going to another store to finish my order. Easier to start at a better store and get it all in one swoop.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Customer Care.
Reason of review: Out of half the stuff ALL the time..
Preferred solution: Get your act together. Either you're a grocery store or you're not..
Walmart Pros: Prices, Friendly personnel.
Walmart Cons: That they are chronically out of basic items.