exactly what our Walmart looked like last weekend. Very strange.... Why not just a few brands low? Do they all ship in the same trucks?
When living in Midway, UT- I would send my Wife pictures of the empty shelves at the Heber City, UT, Wal-Mart in 2018/2019. I assumed at that time that Wal-mart could not get workers, or even a manager, that cared (or had any motivation). Empty shelves at Wal-mart may not indicate a MACRO shortage of goods.Don't use Walmart for any metrics on what shortages there are and aren't. Walmart shelves have been bare for years even before the pandemic. The shelves really only hold enough merchandise for a few days worth of sales and if the store can't hire enough stockers, you get bare shelves. I was at one recently at night and the aisles were full of pallets waiting to be restocked on shelves, certain sections were wiped out. Probably the best shot of finding one well stocked would be in the morning not on a weekend or near the beginning/end of the month and away from a holiday.
Mine was out of Mobil 1 0w40 though, although they did have 5w40 and also the 12 quart box of 0w40 but that was still $60 and the rebate works best on two 5 quart jugs. Might have to do a frankenbrew of 5w40 with some left over quarts of 0w40.