Articles on Costco.

  1. Associates & Employees
Workers at an Apple store in Towson, Md. have authorized a strike, although a date has not yet been set for the action. The store was the first Apple location to unionize back in 2022 with more than 100 employees now represented by The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Coalition of Organized Retail Employees […]
  1. Retailer Media
Photo courtesy Home Depot Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Zach Darkow, Head of Marketing Measurement at the Home Depot, will join a dynamic discussion with Jeffrey Bustos of IAB, Claire […]
  1. Channel: Drug
It’s rare that sales tax issues make the news, and when they do, it’s generally not great for the seller. Earlier this year, things held to form when media in Massachusetts reported a sales tax calculation error on the Walgreens ecommerce website. The facts as reported support the notion of an honest mistake by the […]
  1. Data & Insights
The home improvement industry is at a crossroads, shaped by a digital landscape that continues to grow exponentially. In the first half of 2024, this sector has seen a significant transition to online sales, which now account for 37% of the industry’s total market share. It’s a pivot that reflects the broader narrative of our […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Track Gas Station spending for free Access chart data in Dash. Around 73% of Buc-ee’s customers also shopped at Shell in the trailing 12 months ended March 24, 2024 according to Earnest credit card data. It is just one sign that the gas station chain is making inroads with incumbent gas station brands. The jumbo-sized […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON  – The National Retail Federation today announced the 2024 Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted by Kantar, the 2024 list ranks international retailers, based on their operational performance as of the beginning of 2023. “In our increasingly interconnected global economy, retailers are continually expanding their international customer base,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
At a time when the commercial real estate landscape is evolving with unprecedented speed, changes in big-box retail are an important storyline. Appreciating how and why big-box concepts have thrived in a post-pandemic environment, and understanding the logic behind decision making with regard to everything from store layouts to merchandising, is an important first step […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT grassroots advocacy program announced several grassroots recognitions during the 2024 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, March 13. This year’s event convened more than 300 pharmacy advocates and NACDS members from all 50 states, including students and faculty from nearly […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger and Albertsons have argued in separate legal filings that the federal Trade Commission (FTC) is misguided and flat-out wrong in opposing their $24.6 billion merger. Both retailers contend that the FTC, in suggesting that the deal would give the combined companies an unfair competitive advantage, ignores the fact that they would also be competing […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Mark your calendars.  Set your alarm.  August 26, 2024, has been set foe the beginning of the trial that will determine whether the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be able to block Kroger’s $24.6 acquisition of Albertsons. The trial will take place in the Us District Court in Portland, Oregon, and is expected to last […]
  1. Channel: Club
Fox Business reports that Costco followed up a successful run selling gold bars – it claimed to have sold more than $100 million of them in a single quarter – with a new offering of silver coins. According to the story, “Sold in 25 tubes, the 1-ounce Canada Maple Leaf Silver Coins are priced at […]
  1. Channel: Club
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. posted net sales of $57.33 billion for the second quarter of its 2024 fiscal year, an increase of 5.7% from the $54.24 billion posted in the same quarter last year. Net sales for the first 24 weeks increased 5.9%, to $114.05 billion, from $107.68 billion last year. The company […]
  1. Data & Insights
The point-of-sale (POS) system has always been the one truly indispensable technology for any merchant, large or small. The centrality of the POS has led both retailers and solution providers to integrate it with other fundamental operational systems, from inventory and order management to customer relationship management (CRM) and, of course, payments. As if this […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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