Wal-Mart has noticed a pattern during the recession where its core customers will typically shop in bulk at the beginning of the month when their paychecks come in. Due to rising gasoline prices, these customers are running out of money much faster than a year ago, and the retail giant is worried. The company is now returning to its former strategy of low prices and being a "one-stop shop" as a way to combat higher fuel prices.
Wal-Mart's fears, along with Amazon's
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