Latest News

News Feature image

Half year results season in Australia is out of the way, with both Woolworths and Coles having released their HY performance reports over the last two weeks. As the attention swings towards H2 and the rest of 2021, we believe that there are five major trends that will shape the Australian grocery market as we cycle out of the pandemic...

More News

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. Optimising its partnership with Instacart Although Costco has operated an online non-food business for several years, it wasn’t until 2017 that it started to offer a grocery-focused service. Launching three and a half years ago...
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%...

Presentations

05/02/2021
Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Australia.
04/02/2021
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costco.
26/01/2021
As one of the major success stories of 2020, we review the strategic priorities for Costco and the opportunities for suppliers to engage further with one of the world's largest retailers.
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.

Key presentations

Strategic outlook for Costco

As one of the major success stories of 2020, we review the strategic priorities for Costco and the opportunities for suppliers to engage further with one of the world's largest retailers.

USA country presentation

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.

Please login to this service
to view this data

LOGIN
Costco snapshot

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

Data

Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries

IGD newsletters

Get the latest industry news and insights straight to your inbox with our range of newsletters

Solutions from IGD

Creating personalised solutions that address critical customer and commercial challenges

Looking for more insight on North America?

We've grouped all the latest North American retail news, store visits, retailer profiles and downloadable presentations together in one place.