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Pick Up Some Gold Bars ... at Costco
Costco's Newest
Product Keeps
Selling Out in
Just 'Hours'
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Costco's Newest Product Keeps Selling Out in Just 'Hours'

Warehouse retail chain is limiting its 1-ounce gold bars to 2 per customer

(Newser) - Gold bars don't just (allegedly) exist in the homes of US senators —now regular folks can pick some up at Costco. Per CBS News , the warehouse retailer is selling a 1-ounce PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan bar and a 1-ounce bar from South Africa's Rand Refinery , both...

Costco Announces Crackdown on Card Sharing

Shoppers at self-checkout will now be asked to prove they're members

(Newser) - If you've been borrowing your pal's Costco membership card every time you need to save a few bucks on a vacuum, massive box of Cheez-Its, or a stand-up paddleboard, watch out: The warehouse club says it's time for a crackdown. Since expanding its use of self-checkout lanes,...

Costco: Cost of Membership Is Definitely Going Up

'It's a question of when, not if,' CFO says

(Newser) - Americans are struggling with some of the worst inflation in decades and Costco members are not immune. Richard Galanti, the company's chief financial officer, confirmed last week that the cost of membership is going to go up, though he didn't say when, USA Today reports. Galanti told investors...

Food Samples to Return to Costco, Under New Rules

Chain also is changing its food courts and their menus

(Newser) - After 14 months of having to pay for what they eat, Costco shoppers soon will be able to grab free samples again. The sampling will be phased in and operate under new rules, like much of life emerging from coronavirus restrictions. The food will be prepared in smaller batches than...

Ravens Are Robbing Costco Shoppers
Ravens Are Robbing
Costco Shoppers

Ravens Are Robbing Costco Shoppers

' They know what they’re doing'

(Newser) - Some Alaska Costco shoppers said they've had their groceries stolen by ravens in the store parking lot, the AP reports. Matt Lewallen said he was packing his groceries into his car in the parking lot of an Anchorage Costco when ravens swooped in to steal a short rib from...

There's a New Retail 'Crisis' Affecting Costco
There's a New Retail
'Crisis' Affecting Costco
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There's a New Retail 'Crisis' Affecting Costco

Imports delayed over apparent lack of shipping containers

(Newser) - There's a reason your local Costco may look barer than usual. Delays at ports are affecting supplies of imported goods, and imported cheeses in particular, USA Today reports. During an earnings call last week, CFO Richard Galanti explained Costco was seeing limited supplies of cheese, seafood, olive oil, furniture,...

Costco Goes Biden $1 Better
Costco Goes
Biden $1 Better

Costco Goes Biden $1 Better

Chain says raising pay is good business

(Newser) - Unaffected by whether an increase in the federal minimum wage ends up in the final coronavirus relief package or not—after making its starting pay $15 an hour in 2019— Costco has announced another increase. Starting next week, new employees will be paid $16 an hour, NPR reports. "I...

He Berated Shoppers for Mask Remark. Now, Repercussions

Daniel Maples, said to be a top salesman at Florida's Ted Todd Insurance, has been fired

(Newser) - A Florida man seen screaming at a Costco customer who asked that he wear a mask in line with company policy has lost his job. Ted Todd Insurance identified the man seen in a video viewed more than 11 million times as Daniel Maples, who's described in a biography...

Costco Worker Praised for Handling of Maskless Customer
Costco Worker
Praised for Handling
of Maskless Customer
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Costco Worker Praised for Handling of Maskless Customer

He calmly took man's shopping cart away

(Newser) - "I'll just put you on my 3,000-follower Instagram feed, mostly locals," an irate customer warns a Costco worker wearing a "Tison" name tag after being asked to wear a mask. The video has now been seen by almost 9 million people—and Tison is being...

Hog Farmers Face 'Gut-Wrenching' Decision
Meat Shortage Affecting
One Fast-Food Chain's Menus

Meat Shortage Affecting One Fast-Food Chain's Menus

Some Wendy's locations don't have burgers

(Newser) - Despite President Trump's executive order dictating that meat processing plants stay open , the specter of meat shortages is being felt across the US—and customers of at least one fast-food chain are taking notice. Bloomberg notes that Wendy's has long advertised itself as offering hamburgers made from fresh...

Costco Shoppers, Things Are About to Change

The retail giant wants you to cover your face inside stores

(Newser) - Costco shoppers, gear up for Monday. That's when the retail giant will begin requiring workers and shoppers to wear masks or face coverings, USA Today reports. "The use of a mask or face covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing," the company says...

Costco Draws the Line on Customers

The retail giant limits how many shoppers can enter on a membership card

(Newser) - Costco shoppers, take note: The retail giant says starting Friday it will only allow up to two people inside stores on each membership card, USA Today reports. The company—which has seen huge lineups amid waves of panic buying— announced Wednesday that the "temporary change is for your safety...

Thief's Patience Is Worth $13K in Jewelry

Atlanta-area authorities are asking for people's help

(Newser) - A patient thief managed to make off with $13,000 in jewelry from a Costco after it closed, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Investigators say the man cased the Atlanta-area store Oct 10, came back a few hours later, hid behind a display by the front wall, and waited there for...

Cop Who Killed Mentally Ill Man Learns His Fate

Officer Salvador Sanchez won't be charged

(Newser) - An off-duty Los Angeles police officer will not be charged for fatally shooting a mentally ill man who had attacked him and his young son from behind in a California Costco, the AP reports. In announcing a grand jury's findings, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Officer Salvador...

Costco's China Opening Descends Into Chaos

Store says it will limit numbers in future

(Newser) - Amid the US-China trade war, one American business had an extremely popular launch in China on Tuesday. Maybe too popular. Costco had to close its first location in the country early on the afternoon of its opening day amid scenes resembling Black Friday chaos, the BBC reports. Video from the...

Costco's Big Secret: It Doesn't Play by the Rules
Costco's Big Secret:
It Doesn't Play by the Rules
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Costco's Big Secret: It Doesn't Play by the Rules

It could be charging way more but just doesn't

(Newser) - To say that Costco has a legion of fans is no exaggeration: More than 51 million people ponied up more than $3 billion in membership fees in 2018 to get access to the chain and its mega-discounts. At the Hustle , Zachary Crockett looks at what's driving the cultish devotion...

Police Officer: Here's Why I Opened Fire at Costco

He was 'fighting for his life,' his lawyer says

(Newser) - A lawyer for the family of a man fatally shot at a California Costco conceded that the man pushed a police officer. They were standing in line for food samples at the time, and the father of Kenneth French, 32, stepped between his son and the off-duty officer. "His...

Costco Victim's Cousin: 'The Truth Will Come Out!'

Kenneth French had an intellectual disability, his cousin says

(Newser) - The Costco shooting victim was a mentally disabled "gentle giant" unlikely to intimidate anyone, his cousin insists. "I'm not keeping quiet about this! People need to know! This is my family!" writes Rick Shureih on Facebook after Kenneth French, 32, was shot dead Friday at a...

Off-Duty Police Officer Opened Fire at Costco

The officer was treated for minor injuries

(Newser) - An off-duty Los Angeles police officer discharged his firearm during a Costco shootout Friday evening that killed one person and injured three others, the AP reports. It was not immediately clear whether the unidentified officer was the only person who fired shots inside the Southern California store Friday night or...

They Were Shopping at Costco. Then, 'Pop, Pop, Pop'

1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at California store

(Newser) - An argument at a Southern California Costco turned deadly Friday evening, with a suspect now in custody. The AP reports one person was killed as a result of the altercation, while a release from the Corona Police Department notes three others were injured from the gunfire, including an off-duty officer...

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