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Following a relative reluctance to develop its ecommerce business to include a store pickup service, Costco is testing a curbside model at stores in New Mexico, USA.

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We review Costco’s first quarter results and how the underlying strength of its proposition is driving up traffic and basket size. First quarter key numbers Net sales increased 16.9% to $42.4bn Comparable stores sales (ex-fuel and currency impacts) increased 17.1%, with US up 17.0%, Canada up 16.8% and other international up 17.7% Ecommerce comparable sales were up 86.2% Net inc...
We review Costco’s fourth quarter and full year sales, including the outlook for the holiday season, ecommerce development and further expansion. Key numbers Q4 net sales increased 12.5% to $52.3bn Comparable store sales increased 14.1%, ex-fuel and currency impacts; 13.6% in the US, 12.6% in Canada and 18.8% in other international markets Comparable ecommerce sales increased 91.3%...
Accounts filed by warehouse club operator, Costco UK, for 2018/19 show its sales increased by 2.9% to reach £2,618m over the 12 months.  Operating profit rose by 32.4% to £19.2m, with operating margin up to 0.7%. Currently operating 29 warehouses Costco added one further warehouse in the course of the year, at Stevenage, bringing its UK total to 29.  As with other new sites, Stevenage inclu...

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25/01/2021
The latest retailer results, our forecasts for how the market will grow over the next few years, plus five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Australia in 2021.
07/01/2021
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costco.
16/12/2020
This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
16/04/2020
We review the outlook for Costco over the next five years, looking in-depth at its global strategic objectives and key markets as sales are set to grow beyond US$214bn by 2024.
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We review the outlook for Costco over the next five years, looking in-depth at its global strategic objectives and key markets as sales are set to grow beyond US$214bn by 2024.

This in-depth guide to the USA explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costco.

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