Surging online orders slow Wal-Mart delivery network

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday that soaring online purchases have caused delays in its distribution network, reflecting the challenge retailers and delivery services face in handling strong peak-season ecommerce demand. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's shelf-scanning robots replenish inventory to save employees time when products run out as seen in this handout photo released October 26, 2017. WalMart/Handout via REUTERS“The week of Thanksgiving is an incredibly busy t...