May 9, 2013

Costco Wholesale is touting its latest offering to members: its own travel agency.

April 22, 2013

In one of the most disturbingly iconic images to emerge from the recent terrorist attack in Boston, a runner who lost both legs in the blast is shown being rushed away by wheelchair.

April 22, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced the election of five new members to its board of directors.

April 21, 2013

According to research, ownership of smartphones and tablets in particular have grown rapidly over the past couple of years, and that has created a multi-headed omnichannel hydra of a customer who retailers across all channels are desperately trying to appease.

April 17, 2013

Costco and IRI announced Wednesday that they will change a program that the club retailer describes as a single, global solution for category, point-of-sale and supply chain tracking, as well as extend the program to Mexico.

April 11, 2013

Club retailer Costco Wholesale announced sales grew by 7% in March compared with March 2012, the company said.

April 11, 2013

An awards celebration this fall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will honor the co-founder of Costco Wholesale, according to published reports.

April 8, 2013

Costco Wholesale appears to be eyeing China's online commerce market, according to published reports.

April 5, 2013

Starting this month, the more than 8.6 million readers of Costco Wholesale's member magazine will be able to use smartphones and tablets to scan more than 50 digital watermarks included in articles and ads.

March 19, 2013

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers, Sam's Club and Amazon earned the top spots in the retail sector of the "2013 Temkin Experience Ratings," the Temkin Group announced Tuesday.

March 15, 2013

Costco Wholesale will expand its Issaquah, Wash., headquarters, according to published reports.

March 12, 2013

Costco Wholesale increased sales by 8% to $24.34 billion in the second quarter of 2013, the club retailer said.

March 7, 2013

Costco's sales increased 8% to $7.58 billion in February, the club retailer said.

March 6, 2013

Costco Wholesale is throwing its support behind a bill introduced in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.

February 26, 2013

Several pharmacy retailers got top place in a recent consumer satisfaction survey.

February 25, 2013

Health insurer Aetna is offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in Florida, the insurer said.

February 15, 2013

Jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. is suing Costco Wholesale, alleging that the club retailer falsely marketed diamond engagement rings as coming from the New York-based jeweler, according to published reports.

February 14, 2013

The investment groups of billionaires Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemann will buy H.J. Heinz for about $23 billion, according to published reports.

February 7, 2013

Costco's sales increased 7% in January compared with January 2012, the club retailer said.

February 5, 2013

Costco will replace Coke with Pepsi at its in-store lunch counters, according to published reports.

January 30, 2013

Aetna is offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in California, the health insurer said.

January 25, 2013

Walmart recently announced that it would source $50 billion of the products sold in its stores in the United States over the next 10 years, according to a report in USA Today.

"Be American; buy American" has long been a slogan that makes buying U.S.-made goods sound nothing less than patriotic because it helps create American jobs, much like CVS' initiatives to create jobs for veterans, and the recent Made-in-USA fervor around the country has more than demonstrated that. But there are practical reasons for sourcing domestically as well, making it high time for retailers to start looking into putting more products with the "Made in USA" label on their shelves.

January 18, 2013

Costco has entered the pharmacy benefit management business, according to published reports.

January 18, 2013

Costco announced in its January 2013 magazine that it would begin offering pharmacy benefit management services, targeting small businesses and highlighting a 200-employee company based in Washington state.

It remains to be seen whether the club retailer's efforts to compete with the existing PBM businesses of companies like CVS Caremark, Walgreens and Walmart will be successful, and analysts like Citi's Deborah Weinswig appear skeptical that they will. But whatever the outcome, it's clear that Costco is looking to compete in a bigger way.