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Costco Refuses To Ruin Thanksgiving

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Via: Huffington Post

If you make a last-minute run to Costco on Thanksgiving Day, you’ll be out of luck. The discount retailer is bucking the hot trend in retail: kicking off the holiday shopping season before the turkey is even out of the oven.

“Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season, and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,” Paul Latham, the company’s vice president for membership and marketing, wrote in an email to The Huffington Post.

While Walmart, Kmart, Target and others grab headlines for“Nothing more complicated than that.” starting the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day, Costco and a few others are standing out for their commitment to a national day off.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/costco-thanksgiving_n_4262774.html?utm_hp_ref=business

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November 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COSTCO – ‘the way it should be’

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Costco Wholesale Corporation is a membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. As of July 2012, it is the second largest retailer in the United States, the seventh largest retailer in the world and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States.

Read more, HERE:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costco

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note: $45,000 / 52 weeks / 8 hour days = $21.63 per hour

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August 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Why COSTCO Rules in Hearing Aids (what? what did you say?)

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Via: Bloomberg Businessweek

Costco Wholesale (COST) highlighted a number of hot products in its monthly sales call this morning. Its frozen food, beauty products, and gasoline are going gangbusters, according to executives. So are its hearing aids.

Those on the line may have been checking their ears. Surely they meant Hot Pockets or hand warmers.

We followed up with Richard Chavez, Costco’s senior vice president in charge of ancillary businesses, to see just how much hearing-aid revenue the wholesaler was talking about. “A lot,” he says with a laugh. “We’re now one of the largest—if not the LARGEST—hearing-aid distributors in the market, but I really don’t want anyone to know that.”

Turns out, in the past four years, Costco’s hearing-aid sales have grown 26 percent a year on average, according to Chavez, who expects another 19 percent gain this year.

The company has hearing-aid centers in every country in its footprint and almost every U.S. store. It’s also ramping up a program to help its employees become licensed hearing-aid “distributors,” a process that can take as long as two years, depending on the state.

Some 125 Costco workers are now in hearing-aid training. (WHAT?!!!)

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-11/why-costco-rules-in-hearing-aids-dot-as-well-as-gummie-bears

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btw: I LOVE Costco!

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July 14, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

COSTCO – CEO Jim Sinegal

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YES, this is the way it shoud be.

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February 27, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Walmart – ‘How may we help you?’

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I believe a much better alternative to Walmart, is COSTCO:

Fron their CEO:

– We pay our workers $45,000 a Year

– We provide health insurance

– We let the workers unionize

THe EXACT OPPOSITE of Walmart

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/?s=costco

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And YES, I think it’s almost criminal that corporations, provide so few hours at such low pay, employees need to collect food stamps to feed their families!
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September 8, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Support companies which provide a ‘living wage’

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And there are some who do: COSTCO, Starbucks, Ben & Jerry’s, >>>

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AVOID the ones who don’t: Walmart, McDonalds, QFC, >>>

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August 28, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment