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Costco’s Q2 surpasses earnings, sales estimates

Costco reported stronger earnings and sales than analysts had expected as shoppers stock up on goods in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Orgain brings chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder to Costco

Orgain’s Simple Organic Plant Based Protein Powder in chocolate peanut butter cup contains such ingredients as almonds, peanuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and golden peas.

Costco and Instacart are said to be piloting fast delivery of prescription drugs on the West Coast, according to a report from CNBC.

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Costco Wholesale reported sales that missed the Street amid fierce competition to attract shoppers in the grocery space, but its earnings topped expectations. 

Costco is opening a store on August 27 in Shanghai’s Minhang neighborhood district.

Liquid I.V. announced that it has launched its new passion fruit flavor at Costco warehouses across the nation.

The membership club operator appears to have found a balance between its compelling in-store offerings and the convenience of delivery, which it offers in partnership with Instacart and other third-party delivery firms.

Costco’s earnings rose to $889 million, and it raised the minimum starting wage for store workers in the United States and Canada from $14.50 to $15.50 an hour.

Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list includes pharmacy chains and mass retailers among its ranks.

Costco's earnings climbed more than 19% in the first quarter and revenue rose 10.2% to $35.07 billion, as construction at its first location in China is underway.

ISSAQUAH, Wash. —  Costco declared a special cash dividend on Costco common stock of $7 per share, payable May 26, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 10. The aggregate payment will be approximately $3.1 billion.

The nation’s leading warehouse club operator continues to push into new markets with a determined expansion program both in the United States and internationally. In the process, Costco Wholesale also is extending its reach into the market for pharmacy and preventive health services, surging past the 500 mark in total pharmacies operating in the United States and expanding its menu of health screenings, immunizations and clinical-care offerings.

Key companies on the list, in descending order, were Amazon (3), Costco (12), were CVS Health (27), and Target (39), Walmart (42) and Publix (49).

The warehouse club chain took the No. 1 spot by paying well above the typical salary that other retail companies pay, even for entry-level workers, according to Indeed.

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