B.Y.O.B. (Bag) at Walmart Monday p.m. (Tuesday?)

By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff

In recent years “Just-In-Time” Delivery has become a popular inventory management approach for many types of businesses from manufacturers to retailers. The approach is designed to increase efficiency while reducing waste, and to cut warehousing and financing costs.

Walmart may have taken the approach a little too far, or perhaps it’s just due to an unexpectedly large pre-Thanksgiving rush, but as of a little past 8 p.m. on Monday, November 21 the store had no plastic “grocery” bags. If a customer hasn’t brought their own bags, they have a choice of purchasing a reusable bag or putting their purchases back loose into the cart for delivery to their vehicle, assuming they aren’t on foot.

Walmart staff indicate that they expect a new shipment of bags sometime on Tuesday; meanwhile, B.Y.O.B.

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