Costco In News – August 2017

Costco Adds Gift Registry To Its Customer Services To Gain Sales And Loyalty

August 7, 2017

Costco has added a new service by adding a Gift Registry for many occasions. The company has partnered with My Registry.com so that a bride or an expectant mother can list all items she wants at one universal gift registry

Read more at Forbes.com

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Costco has opened a new store in North Hollywood, but it’s not what you’re used to

August 9, 2017

A new 137,000-square-foot Costco Business Center opened its doors Wednesday in North Hollywood, catering to convenience stores, restaurants and small offices.

Read more at DailyNews.com

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Costco names chairman to replace late co-founder Jeff Brotman

August 11, 2017

Hamilton “Tony” James is president and chief operating officer of investment firm Blackstone. He’s been a Costco director since August 1988 and was the board’s lead independent director before his appointment to chairman.

Read more at bizjournals.com

First Sign of Christmas at Costco

I enjoy looking for the first sign of Christmas at Costco. Holiday season is crazy good time.  It’s only natural for me to look for it.  It usually starts with these ribbons. The ribbons came back this year as usual.  These ribbons don’t scream Christmas~!.  But they will do.

Costco Shopping – August, 3 2017

Today was the first day of August Costco Coupon cycle, so I bought a few items.  It was just a quick in and out shopping.

I don’t know if Focus Factor really works.  At this point, I am afraid to get off of Focus Factor to see if my work performance will suffer. I do computer work at a large company.  One error, one click can cost me hours of trouble shooting time.  Focus is very important for my job.  I have a coworker who often spends hours trying to troubleshoot his own work.  The guy never learns.  But, I will not tell him about Focus Factor.  “Hey, dude, take these, so you don’t suck so bad”…

I don’t remember seeing Costco Nut Bars in the past.  They are Kirkland Signature products, so you know they are good. They are not chewy like some other fancy bars.  But I like these Nut Bars.  They are tasty.  $16.89 for 30 bars is a really good price.  There was no coupon for these Nut Bars. But it was a special price.  Either these are temporary items (they will sell out) or they will raise the price next round. $16.89 is a good buy.  I may buy one more.