Stores are limiting purchases of some products. This time, blame the supply chain.

Sep 24, 2021
Restrictions on purchases can backfire, causing customers to want to stock up on limited supplies.
A shopper at a Costco store in Alhambra, California in August 2019. Costco and other stores are once again limiting the number of water bottles, cleaning products and paper supplies that customers can purchase.
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Costco, hit especially hard by social-distancing rules, sees 90% bump in online sales

May 26, 2020
The company's sales dropped for the first time since 2009 in April.
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Costco and Instacart expand deliveries to include prescription drugs

Apr 20, 2020
It's an effort to compete with drugstore chains and pharmacy startups.
About 90% of prescriptions are filled in person. Will the pandemic change that?
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Changing supply chains isn't as easy as 1, 2, 3

May 22, 2019
Some companies are better suited to change where they get things made than others.
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Big companies are raising wages as competition heats up

Apr 9, 2019
Finding and retaining workers can be a challenge.
The competition for workers is getting fierce. 
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For big retailers, a mixed bag of holiday results

Jan 10, 2019
We heard a lot of rosy retail forecasts heading into the holiday season. Consumer confidence was high, the economy was strong and sales were going to be great. How’d it pan out? A bit of a mixed bag, actually. Some big retailers, like Target and Costco, have posted strong holiday sales results. Others, like Macy’s […]

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Costco’s membership warehouse model has been faring well in the competitive retail space

May 29, 2018
Later this week, we’ll get quarterly earnings from Costco, the nationwide warehouse-discounter. The chain offers a limited number of items — premium and private-label — priced to sell. So how is the company faring as it faces an ever-more competitive retail landscape for brick-and-mortar and online sales? Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

Costco members are going to see higher fees this June

Mar 3, 2017
Basic annual memberships for the warehouse club retailer will cost $60.
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