According to a Placer.ai whitepaper report, the 2020 holiday shopping season kicked into high gear long before the leaves changed colors, with consumer concerns over unemployment and uncertainty about meeting-up with friends and families to exchange holiday gifts prompting consideration of new ways to celebrate, not to mention Amazon’s shift of Prime Day.
Gourmia said that both Costco and Walmart will be featuring the company’s air fryers on sale this holiday season in-store and online.
For the fiscal month of August, Costco reported net sales of $13.56 billion versus $11.79 billion for the period a year prior.
Costco is committing $25 million to a new impact investment fund that will fuel Black-led financial institutions and community development initiatives.
Instacart and Costco have partnered to launch same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada. Instacart’s national partnership with Costco in Canada comes on the heels of a nationwide partnership with Costco in the U.S.
Costco is known as a go-to destination for consumers looking to stock up on everything from food to floor care, and a relatively new assistant buyer, Taylor Martinez, is attracting attention in the home environment and personal care appliance categories.
KPMG identified companies in the U.S. that have managed to maintain a close relationship with customers as determined against six key factors highlighted in the company’s 2020 U.S. Customer Experience Excellence Report.
The Retail Robustness Index is a Coresight Research effort to determine which retailers are best able to cope with the coronavirus crisis and Costco now ranking second might not surprise anyone.
For the five week fiscal month of June, Costco reported net sales of $16.18 billion, up 11.1% from the period a year earlier.
The broader retail sector in the U.S. could take years to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, eMarketer has asserted, but e-commerce will be a bright spot.
As it coped with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Costco missed a Wall Street earnings per share estimate for the third quarter but posted positive comparable store sales and a big increase in e-commerce comps.
ISSAQUAH, WA— The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. drove consumers to Costco as a place to stock up on food and household essentials, but images of consumers driving wagon loads of groceries, paper towels and other necessary products out of its warehouse clubs don’t provide the whole picture.