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•  From CNN:

"If you've shopped at Walmart recently, you may have noticed more employees snaking through aisles, carrying blue tote bins and picking items off shelves to be delivered, either curbside at stores or to customers' homes.

"The employees are called personal shoppers - and their ranks are skyrocketing. Walmart  says it now has more than 170,000 of these workers in stores, more than double the number in the position last year and larger than Macy's entire workforce.