The Wall Street Journal reports on profits at Family Dollar (up 13 percent) and Costco (down 6 percent). Oct. 7, 2009
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This week, a series of videos on the safe and effective use of consumer products began running at Wal-Mart and Costco check-stands and video walls, as part of a public information campaign called Safe Marketplace sponsored and produced by Consumers Union. The initial series of videos – which focus on bicycle helmets, carbon monoxide detectors, [...]
Costco Wholesale Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., bucked the trend with August same-store sales gains of 9 percent and 3 percent, respectively. The New York Times (Sept. 4, 2008)
Sky-high commodity prices have caught up with Costco and Sam’s Club shoppers, whose purchases of rice will now be limited by the chains. The New York Times (Apr. 24, 2008)
Consumers running toward discount retailers and strong international sales were largely credited for the profit growth. “International same-store sales jumped 17%. U.S. same-store sales rose 5%, with growth of 3% excluding fuel sales.” The Wall Street Journal (Mar. 5, 2008) Paid subscription may be required.
Costco is installing skylights and solar panel arrays on the roofs of its warehouse clubs in furtherance of its environmental sustainability goals, which the company sees as a business imperative. Six locations in California and Hawaii have been outfitted with the equipment at a cost of more than $700, 000 per store, and seven additional [...]