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We review Costco’s fourth quarter and full year sales, including the outlook for the holiday season, ecommerce development and further expansion.

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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...
Building on an earlier pilot, Costco Canada and Instacart are partnering for a national same-day grocery delivery programme. On-demand delivery Same-day delivery will be offered from 76 of Costco Canada’s 101 outlets. The national roll-out follows on from a two-month pilot in Ontario. Although Costco Canada has offered a non-food, home delivery ecommerce proposition for several years, this ...
Costco's sales continue to improve, with net sales in June up 11.1% to $16.18bn. This reflects the shift towards one big shop and Costco's strength in this area. Strong growth across its markets The performance in June builds on the progress made in May, when net sales increased 7.5% to $12.6bn. During the month of June, sales were up in all regions, with the US growing by 11%, Canada up 8....

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01/09/2020
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.

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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