The Wal-Mart's here seem to be baron as well. I just picked up some M1 5w-40 T&S at Pep Boys using my old "buy 3 get 3" coupons expiring in Dec. I found it at 2 of the Pep boys I went to here in Arizona. They seemed to be fairly well stocked.
Bare sheleves in South Dakota wallymarts with a sign up saying a packaging plant was damaged in the hurricane. Checkers is the only other place that has it and they think it's worth $5.99/quart.
Rotella T syn is all snatched up too except for the quart bottles.
I was just at WM on Friday. There wasn't much except T&SUV in the 5 quart jug section ..and not much of that. Everything is usually 4 or 5 deep. There were many empty and several with one or two jugs. I just assumed that they hadn't restocked it yet. It may be a longer term thing. I didn't really pay too much attention to the quarts ..but I don't recall any real voids in the display.
Ive been to a number of wal-marts in DE, PA, MD and NC.
A few of them have 5qt 10w-30 jugs... that is the only one that is commonly available in a 5qt jug - and there are very few of those on the shelves.
One of the stores had some 5qt jugs of 5w-30... a rarity.
Forget about T&SUV 5w-40... I havent sen that in weeks in 5qt or 1qt jugs.
the EP line seems to be a slow seller in most every store. there are 5 and 1qt containers available.
in 1qt jugs of standard M1, only 10w-30 and 0w-40 are readily available...
It stinks bigtime!