Costco Sales Surge in July Even as Online Cools
Online - Retail

Costco Wholesale Corp. reported strong same-store sales growth in July even as its digital sales growth inched downward. The warehouse club retailer’s net sales rose 16.6% to $15.21 billion for the...

Chain Store Age
August 9, 2021

Uber and Costco Kick Off Grocery Delivery Pilot in Texas
Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail

DALLAS, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Costco (NASDAQ: COST) have entered a delivery pilot with 25 locations across the state of&n...

Faisal Hussain
July 21, 2021

Costco Reverses Course and Will Keep Reduced Senior Hours
Retail

Costco Wholesale will continue to hold special operating hours for members 60 and older and vulnerable shoppers while the coronavirus pandemic continues. Weeks after announcing it would end the senio...

USA Today
July 21, 2021

Walmart is Testing an All-Self-Checkout Supercenter
Retail - Tech

Walmart is testing an all-self-checkout Supercenter. It’s calling the process “hosted checkout” because employees are standing by to help if customers need it. Kroger has been testing all self-...

The Dallas Morning News
July 16, 2021

Sam’s Club Introduces Scan & Ship Buying
Retail - Tech

Sam's Club has unveiled a new app feature to get its big-ticket items home with buyers without having to worry about cramming it into your car or organizing a truck. Scan & Ship, which is being tr...

CNET
July 13, 2021

Rejoice! Costco In-Store Sampling is Back
CPG - Retail

Sampling, which will include prepared items once again, will return to stores in waves over the next few weeks and will incorporate safety precautions like plexiglass barriers and smaller batches. Foo...

GroceryDive
May 28, 2021

Amazon, Chewy Dominate Pet Product E-Commerce
CPG - Online - Pets - Retail

By draw among those buying pet products online, the leaders are Amazon (59%) and Chewy (41%), followed by Walmart.com (33%) and then PetSmart.com and Petco.com. Measuring by dollar sales share rather ...

PRNewswire
May 26, 2021

The Top 10 U.S. Retail E-Commerce Companies Are…
Online - Retail

Amazon continues to dominate U.S. e-commerce sales, far outdistancing its closest competitor, Walmart. Amazon’s U.S. e-commerce sales will increase by 15.3% this year to $367.19 billion, after surg...

Chain Store Age
May 7, 2021

Here Comes the Dreaded Post-Pandemic Price Increases
CPG - Dining - Finance - Retail

For months, investors have been bracing for signs that prices will increase as the post-pandemic economic recovery gathers steam. Well, they're here. What's happening: Consumer products giant Procter...

CNN Business
April 21, 2021

Walmart, Costco, and Uber are competing more than ever for lab...
Retail - Tech

US retailers have long been competing with one another for workers in a high-turnover industry. What’s new is that the gig economy—steering more into delivery—is joining the competition for labor, ...

QUARTZ
April 16, 2021

Retailers Are Launching Membership Programs to Compete with Am...
Retail

Memberships are starting to replace loyalty programs, as retailers look for more lucrative ways to squeeze recurring revenue out of their existing customers. On Wednesday, Best Buy announced that it ...

Modern Retail
April 9, 2021

Costco Launches New Audiobook Store
Online - Retail - Tech

Costco has just launched an audiobook store on their website and a free app where you can listen to the purchases for iOS. They primarily sell audiobook bundles, with a number of titles for a very low...

Good E-Reader
March 24, 2021

How Sam’s Club’s App Helped It Compete During the Pandemic
Retail - Tech

The warehouse club ran away with the most downloads compared to other warehouse clubs’ shopping apps, according to research firm Apptopia. The analysis showed that in 2020, the Sam’s Club app was ...

Modern Retail
March 17, 2021

Walmart owned Sam’s Club tops Costco in the land of apps
CPG - Household - Online

Big box retailers have thrived during the coronavirus pandemic as has mobile ordering and pick-up. But the digital fight has seen a shift in warehouse leadership between Costco, Walmart-owned Sam's Cl...

Fox Business
March 10, 2021

Grocery Stores’ Pandemic Boom is Over
CPG - Retail

Now companies say the pandemic-time boom is over. Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in this country, said Thursday that it expects comparable sales, or sales at stores open for at least one year, ...

CNN
March 5, 2021

Costco is testing curbside pickup
Retail

The same-day service, which is powered by Instacart technology and fulfilled by Costco employees, offers around 2,000 items, including grocery and non-grocery items. Product pricing is the same as in-...

RetailDive
January 20, 2021

Amazon now sells at-home COVID-19 testing kits
Online

The DxTerity COVID-19 Saliva at-Home Collection Kit detects the presence of the virus but does not confirm immunity or detect antibodies. DxTerity's molecular-based PCR test received approval from the...

USA Today
January 7, 2021

Are CPG brands headed for a very merry Christmas?
CPG - Retail

Boosted by homebound living and the return of panic purchases, consumer packaged goods (CPG) purchases are expected to climb between 9.5 to 11.5 percent for the holiday selling season (November/Decemb...

Retail Wire
November 25, 2020

Costco is selling whiskey-filled tree ornaments
Beverages - Household - Retail

There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than drinking some holiday spirits. On Saturday, popular Instagram account Costco Empties spotted a box of whiskey-filled ornaments that guarante...

VinePair
November 20, 2020

Are CPG brands headed for a very merry Christmas?
CPG - Retail

Boosted by homebound living and the return of panic purchases, consumer packaged goods (CPG) purchases are expected to climb between 9.5 to 11.5 percent for the holiday selling season (November/Decemb...

Retail Wire
November 18, 2020

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