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Costco Wholesale Corporation is the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. As of July 2011 it is the sixth largest retailer in the United States, where it originated, and the seventh largest in the world. As of October 2007, Costco is the largest retailer of fine wine in the world.


3p Weekend: 10 Companies With Sensible Gun Policies

With the wave of violent gun crimes that have rocked the country in recent years, some companies are beginning to approach gun policies…

Costco Slapped with Suit for ‘Slave Labor’ Shrimp

It's tough running a globally-sourced retail corporation these days, especially when you rely on a gray market for your merchandise, as Costco already…

Costco Ditches Antibiotic-Laced Chilean Salmon

The nation’s third largest retailer ditched Chilean salmon in favor of antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon, Reuters reported on Thursday. Why stop selling Chilean salmon?…
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How Walmart and Costco Can Shift the Food Industry on Animal Welfare

Both Walmart and Costco have been in the news this summer for their positions on animal welfare. While Walmart has been lauded for…
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Flushable Wipes: Another Marketing Lie, and Homeowners Pay a Huge Price

As any knowledgeable plumber or wastewater manager will tell you, there is no such thing as flushable wipes.
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Costco Chicken Going Antibiotic-Free

Costco, which sells 80 million rotisserie chickens a year, told Reuters last week that it will stop selling chicken and other meat from…
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TJ Maxx Follows Walmart’s Lead, Promises to Boost Wages

The parent company of TJ Maxx announced it will raise wages for its employees to a minimum of $9 an hour, starting in…

3p Weekend: 5 Companies with Exemplary Customer Service

In a world where automated help lines and terms and conditions pages that read like Russian novels have become commonplace, it's unfortunate that…

Subway CEO ‘Not Concerned’ About a Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Subway CEO Fred DeLuca recently said during an interview with that he is “not concerned” if the federal minimum wage goes up. The…

The Link Between Walmart, Food Stamps and CSR

A recent report from Americans for Tax Fairness estimates that Walmart workers relying on public assistance programs due to low wages cost American…
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3p Weekend: 10 U.S. Companies That Pay Above Minimum Wage

With the federal minimum wage increase a hot topic on everyone's mind, TriplePundit rounded up 10 U.S. companies that pay each of their…
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Black Friday: News Articles about Early Openings Miss the Point

This year a number of retailers are opening their stores on Thanksgiving even earlier than they did last year. At the same time,…
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Would 69% of Americans Turn Down a Job Due to a Company’s Poor Reputation?

New survey found that 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if…
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Most Retailers Get a Failing Grade for Their Electronics Recycling Programs

The e-recycling system is still very much based on the options retailers provide us with, and as a new report released by the…

Fast Food Workers Strike – Is a Living Wage Really Possible?

Living wage proponents want to peg the minimum wage to the cost of living so that all workers, including those working in fast-food…