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Retail
Costco Names James Chairman

Costco Wholesale Corporation has elected Hamilton E. (Tony) James as the chairman of the board of directors.

Financials
Costco Comps Advance Through December

Costco Wholesale Corp. posted a December comparable sales gain of 3%, excluding the effects of fuel and foreign exchange rate volatility, with comps in the United States up 3%, those for Canada up 4% and those for other international markets up 4%.

Retail
Sam’s Club Names Furner CEO

Sam’s Club will have a new CEO in February as John Furner has been named the company’s new chief executive. He replaces Rosalind Brewer, who is retiring and has served as the warehouse club’s chief executive since 2012.

Retail
BJ’s Upgrades E-Commerce Site

To enhance the performance of its digital operations, BJ’s Wholesale Club has streamlined its membership site, upgraded search and navigation capabilities, and developed an improved, more focused online assortment.