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Costco to raise annual membership fee in September

- Retail
The Company announced that, effective September 1, 2024, it will increase annual membership fees by $5 for U.S. and Canada Gold Star (individual), Business, and Business add-on members.

Costco hires former Kroger CFO

- Retail
Costco Wholesale Corporation announced today that Richard Galanti has confirmed his intention to step down as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 15, 2024.

Ethical charter program inaugurated

- General News
Produce industry stakeholders came together to launch the Ethical Charter Implementation Program (ECIP), promoting ethical labor practices

California Splendor recalls Kirkland brand bags of frozen organic strawberries sold in West Coast Costco stores

- General News
California Splendor, Inc. of San Diego, CA, is recalling certain lots of 4-lb. bags of Kirkland Signature Frozen Organic Strawberries that were sold at Costco stores in Los Angeles, Hawaii and two San Diego business centers, due to an outbreak of Hepatitis A illnesses.

Costco promotion may signal leadership change

- Retail
Costco Wholesale Corporation Issaquah, WA, promoted its COO of merchandising to president and COO as a possible succession plan for CEO Craig Jelinek.

The retail curmudgeon agrees with top retailer’s ranking

- Analysis
I feel the need to prove, if only to myself, that I am not entirely a retail curmudgeon. So I can point with satisfaction to the Forbes Halo 100—the companies in America that customers hold in the highest regard. At the top of the list is Costco, of which I am a great fan.

Costco moves away from plastic packaging in produce

- Featured
The change to corrugated packaging for apples started in 2020 as part of the company’s efforts to add more recyclable and compostable packaging.

Uber and Costco kick off grocery delivery pilot in Texas

- General News
Today's news follows Uber's recent announcement of their first national grocery partnership in the US, with Albertson's Co., which more than doubled the availability of Uber's grocery offering with the addition of over 400 cities and towns including San Francisco and Phoenix .

The secret to Costco’s blueberry success story

- General News
Blueberries are a success story at Costco, and the recipe can be easily summed up in one word: quality.

Costco has big plans as part of FDA import program

- General News
Costco Wholesale was approved by the FDA as the first in the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program, and a VP says the program is bigger than just improving food safety.