Costco tests a switch from rigid to flexible packaging for its rotisserie chickens

By Katie Pyzyk Source: Grocery Dive Costco’s famous rotisserie chickens are getting a glow up: The widely recognizable domed rigid plastic containers housing the chickens are being replaced with flexible plastic bags — at least in some locations. A display sign accompanying the chickens at the Issaquah, Washington, store indicates [...]

2024-04-10T10:06:37-07:00April 8th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Kroger’s CFO left for a rival. What does that say about its merger with Albertsons?

Source: Grocery Dive Kroger has been a near-constant lightning rod for attention ever since it announced plans to buy Albertsons more than a year ago, but one of the most electrifying updates surrounding the supermarket giant since it announced the deal struck this week. On Monday afternoon, Kroger announced that [...]

2024-02-12T08:34:15-08:00February 9th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Costco taps former Kroger finance chief to serve as CFO

By Catherine Douglas Moran Source: Grocery Dive Costco announced Tuesday that Richard Galanti is leaving the company after nearly 40 years as its CFO, effective March 15. The club retailer has appointed Gary Millerchip, previously Kroger’s CFO and senior vice president, as Galanti’s successor. Millerchip brings 15 years of experience [...]

2024-02-12T08:32:31-08:00February 7th, 2024|Tags: , |

Costco’s surprising response to workers’ union win: It’s not you, it’s us

By Parija Kavilanz Source: CNN In December, Costco workers in Norfolk, Virginia voted to unionize in what they said was a bid to improve working conditions at the wholesale retail chain. Most companies tend to respond aggressively to organizing efforts, but Costco delivered a surprising response to the union win. The [...]

2024-01-05T15:11:52-08:00January 4th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Costco accused of sharing customer health info with Meta in lawsuit

Source: Supermarket News A recent lawsuit filed against Costco alleges that the wholesale retailer inappropriately shared customer health information with Facebook’s parent company, Meta, according to reporting from SFGATE. The lawsuit, which was filed with the Washington Western District Court on Friday, alleges that Costco used Meta Pixel, a third-party tracking database, [...]

2023-10-16T10:17:08-07:00October 13th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Costco sales the worst since COVID-19 shutdown

By Bill Wilson Source: Supermarket News Nobody wants to go back to the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the nation experienced an economic lockdown. The latest sales numbers from Costco, however, are reflecting that time. For the second straight month, the super retailer is showing a decline in sales. [...]

2023-04-07T17:28:13-07:00April 7th, 2023|Tags: , |

Teamsters ratify first-ever national contract at Costco

Source: Teamsters New Master Agreement Protects 18,000 Costco Workers Coast-to-Coast The Teamsters made history today, securing a new master agreement protecting more than 18,000 workers at Costco nationwide. Ballots were counted at 5 p.m. ET before an independent observer in Portland, Ore., and the agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by a [...]

2022-10-24T15:00:27-07:00October 24th, 2022|Tags: , , |
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