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We review Costco’s May performance as trading evolves into a more normalised pattern and retailers start to adjust their strategies to win the one big shop.

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We review Costco’s Q3 results, including how it’s adapting to a more normalised trading environment. Key numbers Net sales for the quarter increased 7.3% to $36.5bn Net sales, year-to-date are up 7.8% at $111.0bn Q3 comparable club sales, excluding currency and fuel impacts, were up 7.8%, including growth of 8.0% in the US, 3.0% in Canada and 12.2% in other international markets ...
We review Costco’s April performance as social-distancing measures impacted traffic and sales. Net sales fall 1.8% Costco’s net sales in April fell 1.8% to $11.4bn, while comparable stores sales fell 0.5%, excluding the impact of fuel and foreign currency movements. Comp sales were flat in the US, down 5.0% in Canada and up 2.0% in other international markets. The performance was impacted b...
The retailer will open a new store in Suzhou, an eastern city near Shanghai. It will the company’s third location in the country. Expanding presence and targeting middle class shoppers The retailer is planning for a warehouse store with a floor area of more than 50,000 sq m in Suzhou New District.  It opened its first store  in Shanghai in August last year. Earlier this year, the re...

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01/07/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costco.
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.
17/12/2019
This guide to USA explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
11/09/2019
Costco opened its first store in China on 27 August 2019, we assess how the retailer has approached market entry and how it is looking to win in Asia’s largest grocery market.
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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.

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