ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Wal-Mart Stores has taken a hard look at the labor situation and has launched a new strategy to retain its employees, said Kevin Harper, vice president of marketing and people, at the Bentonville, Ark., chain, said during the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's 36th Annual Seminar & Expo here last week. Like other retailers across the country, Wal-Mart is finding it difficult to recruit and retain associates when the unemployment rate is at a low of 4.1%, ...

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