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.
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.
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.
Costco’s store traffic has been a highlight of its performance through the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., according to traffic tracker Placer.ai.
Effective May 4, Costco has set new rules for shopping its warehouse clubs, including member and guest mouth and nose face coverings.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has appointed Paul Cichocki as evp/membership, analytics and business transformation, effective April 1. Cichocki will be responsible for the company’s membership, marketing and analytics organizations, and will report directly to BJ’s president and CEO Lee Delaney.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has named Christopher Baldwin executive chairman. The company also named Lee Delaney to succeed Baldwin as chief executive officer.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has revealed its Black Friday deals and doorbusters, including early access to Black Friday savings on a range of housewares.