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  • Frozen Shrimp Sold at Costco Tied to Company That Uses Slave Labor: Lawsuit

    The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident.Bay Area activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Costco is knowingly selling frozen shrimp tied to a company that uses slave labor. Costco knows the farmed prawns it buys from Southeast Asia are linked to fishermen from Thailand who have been shackled, tortured or even murdered, activists claimed at a press conference held in Burlingame on Wednesday morning. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident who cites state laws that aim to prevent companies from misleading customers about illegal behavior in...
  • Meet America's Most Hated Retailer

    02/18/2015 10:09:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 235 replies
    wctv / cbs ^ | 2-18-2015
    For Walmart, the dip in its customer satisfaction ratings could spell more trouble ahead. Retailers, after all, are at the whim of the consumer, who is typically looking for a mix of good prices, selection and customer service. If a retailer starts to fail on those fronts, it can end up in what ACSI director David VanAmburg calls "a deadly cycle." On top of that, Walmart's well-publicized struggles with calls from employees for higher pay and benefits may be taking a toll. "They are not as dominant on the price side as they were, and the quality still isn't there,"...
  • American Express to lose Costco exclusivity

    02/12/2015 9:11:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 12, 2015 | George Stahl
    American Express Co. said its merchant agreement with Costco Wholesale Corp. will end next year, amid reports that the bulk retailer is negotiating with other credit-card companies. American Express has been the only credit card accepted at Costco’s U.S. stores. “Taking a very disciplined approach, we began discussions on a possible renewal with Costco well in advance of the contract expiration. However, we were unable to reach terms that would have made economic sense for our company and shareholders,” Kenneth I. Chenault , chairman and chief executive of American Express, said in a news release.
  • Costco-Loving Couple Joined in Holy Matrimony in Frozen Food Aisle

    01/01/2015 9:58:37 AM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    Costco-Loving Couple Joined in Holy Matrimony in Frozen Food Aisle by Whitney Filloon Dec 30 2014, 4:23p @whitneyfilloon SHARE(253) TWEET(23) DON'T MISS STORIES. FOLLOW EATER × No word on whether or not free samples were served. Here's a story to warm your bulk toilet paper-loving heart: A couple got hitched inside their local Costco. According to local news station KEYT, Robert and Meredith Bonilla of Santa Maria, California "first laid eyes on each other" in the frozen food aisle of the membership-only warehouse club about a year ago, and that's precisely where they were wed last week surrounded by friends,...
  • The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

    10/01/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joe Pinsker
    In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding regarding free-sample practices.” While the charges were later dropped, the evidence remains incriminating: After a search, Lingitz was found to have stored in his pockets about a dozen soy sauce packets and “1.46 pounds of summer sausage and beef stick samples.” Lingitz may have gotten carried away, but his impulse is more or less universal. People love free, people...
  • After Action Report Dinesh D'Souza's AMERICA at Costco

    07/30/2014 6:36:37 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 37 replies
    FR ^ | July 30, 2014 | RQSR
    Follow up to book sales Dinesh D'Souza AMERICA discussion of earlier this month.
  • Kirkland Signature brand Whole Mixed Nuts recalled due to insect infestation

    07/28/2014 3:05:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Starting date: July 24, 2014 Type of communication: Recall Alert sub-type: Notification Subcategory: Extraneous Material Hazard classification: Class 3 Source of recall: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Recalling firm: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Distribution: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec Extent of the product distribution: Retail CFIA reference number: 9067 Affected products Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Kirkland Signature Whole Mixed Nuts 1.13 kg Best Before 02 APR 2015 0 96619 17766 0
  • The price tag tops out at $25,000 in Obama’s rush hour Tuesday visit (Seattle)

    07/22/2014 9:35:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 22, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    President Obama makes a rush hour foray into Seattle and the Eastside on Tuesday, once more holding no public events and raising money from donors who will pay up to $25,000 to see the 44th president and ask Obama a question. The President’s political ATM machine will operate at two destinations, the Madrona home of Bruce and Anne Blume alongside Lake Washington and the Medina mansion of Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal. One event is for the Democratic National Committee, the other will benefit the Senate Majority PAC. Air Force One is due to land at Boeing Field around 3 p.m.,...
  • The Perils of Mixing Politics and Business

    07/23/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama, but throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic. The power of the purse, particularly in a capitalistic society, is mighty, and business boycotts are a potent tool...
  • Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally

    07/23/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    nat review ^ | 7/23/14 | dr ben carson
    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama but also throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic. The power of the purse, particularly in a capitalistic society, is mighty, and business boycotts are a potent...
  • Is Costco actually restocking Dinesh D'Souza's "America" or is is a lie?

    07/22/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Southflanknorthpawsis · 51 replies
    7-22-14 | Southflanknorthpawsis
    I cannot independently confirm the accuracy of this story but it comes from a well trusted friend. It is my wish that repeating it may cause someone with the means to investigate further to research. When an individual attempted to purchase Dinesh D'Souza's book "America" at a San Diego County Costco, the following scenario occurred. There were none on the shelf and she asked an employee if any were available. He pulled her aside and told her to please not reveal that he told her but that Costco was perpetuating a huge fraud on consumers. He further explained that the...
  • Washington Post: Why Dinesh D’Souza was able to manipulate Costco and Google to boost ‘America’

    07/11/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | Alyssa Rosenberg
    As Dave Weigel reports in a tart blog post today, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza recently managed to pull off an impressive marketing feat. D’Souza and his lawyers claimed that despite the hit status of his new book and movie, “America,” Google was deliberately downgrading the project in its search results and Costco had removed the book from shelves for politically motivated reasons. The result? Google bumped “America” up in the rankings and Costco restocked the book. Of course, as Weigel explains, “D’Souza’s book, like his movie [which made $2.75 million in its first weekend], is no runaway hit....
  • Dinesh to his YouTube Subscribers: Costco Book Reversal (3 min video)

    07/10/2014 12:38:39 PM PDT · by gaijin · 17 replies
    Dinesh's YouTube Channel ^ | July 10th, 2014 | Dinesh D'Souza
    This is Dinesh D’Souza. Not only has the retail giant Costco reversed its decision to lift copies of my book, America off it’s shelves, but it has called my publisher and ordered 25,000 new copies of my book. Costco now promises that my book will be in all Costcos around the country, prominently displayed. Now this is a tremendous victory, and I’'m so grateful –not to Costco but to you, grateful to my friends and my supporters and people around the country, many of them Costco customers, who were outraged at what they perceived as an act of censorship. People...
  • Reply from Costco Regarding D'Souza Book Vanity)

    07/10/2014 7:19:40 AM PDT · by illiac · 25 replies
    Self | 7/10/14 | Self
    Dear XXXX, We appreciate you taking the time to email Costco Wholesale. Costco is not influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in our warehouses or on Costco.com. This includes our selection of books. Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell the book "America: Imagine the World Without Her", beginning on June 1, a decision was made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had...
  • Support For Hillary Drops 11 Points—Among Democrats

    07/09/2014 8:33:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 8, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Hillary Clinton's tour promoting her book Hard Choices may be having an effect—though perhaps not the one the 66-year-old former secretary of state might have wanted. A new poll of the potential 2016 presidential field from Quinnipiac, conducted at the end of June, found support for Clinton among Democratic primary voters at 58 percent. That's an 11-point drop from an ABC News/Washington Post poll of the potential Democratic field—conducted in late May, before Hard Choices was released
  • ‘We Have Made the Decision to Reorder the Book’: Costco Reverses Decision to Remove ‘America’

    07/09/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/09/20q14 | Oliver Darcy
    Wholesale retailer Costco announced Tuesday evening that they have reversed a decision to remove conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book from stores, following an outcry from thousands of angry customers. “Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited,” a statement posted on Facebook said. “We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume...
  • Costco Relents After Thousands Protest Decision to Pull D'Souza Book

    07/08/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Jul 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Thousands of Costco shoppers took to the wholesaler's Facebook page threatening to drop their store memberships after the retailer pulled copies of Dinesh D'Souza's newest anti-Obama book from its shelves, but a company official insists the decision was financial, not political. And the reaction got almost immediate results as the company announced it would put D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," back on its shelves, despite, what it says are poor sales. "Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited," read a statement posted shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. "We exercise discipline...
  • Costco Karma: Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Book Soars to Amazon #1 Shortly After Banishment

    07/08/2014 7:35:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 8, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Karma-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! Shortly after Costco announced that it was removing Dinesh D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine A World Without Her," from its stores, it soared to #1 on Amazon.Com. Meanwhile, Costco has been licking its wounds from all the angry reactions it has received and has raised the white flag of surrender by announcing that it will be restocking that book at its stores. So not only has the Costco attempt to yank D'Souza's book utterly failed but it has also hurt its reputation with its customers as you can see in the many reviews at Amazon which slammed Costco:
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Book Now #1 on Amazon!!!!!

    07/08/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    Amazon.Com ^ | July 8, 2014
    #1
  • Costco denies political motive for pulling D'Souza's book

    07/08/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 64 replies
    NEW YORK – Big-box retailer Costco pulled Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” after marketing it on shelves for one month, but Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti told WND the decision was not motivated by political considerations. The book, heavily critical of Barack Obama, was officially released June 2. A corporate decision to return the books was issued July 1, just as a companion movie by D’Souza, was being released to coincide with the July 4 Independence Day weekend. Galanti confirmed to WND the “pull order” was in effect and that D’Souza’s book is in the...
  • Report: Costco Is Removing Conservative Author’s Bestselling Book From Its Stores Nationwide

    07/08/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7.8.2014 | Jason Howerton
    Costco Wholesale, the second-largest retailer in the United States, has apparently decided to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” from its stores nationwide, WND reports. The decision to yank the book, if true, would coincide with the theatrical release of D’Souza’s new film of the same name last week. Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale’s Issaquah, Washington, corporate office, reportedly confirmed that a nationwide “pull-order” was issued for D’Souza’s book. All copies are now reportedly required to be removed by July 15. Costco has...
  • Dinesh D’Souza book yanked from Costco shelves

    07/08/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/08/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    Costco has suddenly — and according to author Dinesh D'Souza, inexplicably —booted his book from stores nationwide, ordering chain operators to clear their shelves of “America: Imagine a World Without Her” by July 15. Mr. D'Souza said roughly 3,600 copies of his newest release has sold at Costco already, but he has no idea why the chain refuses to sell more. “We’re in the process of finding out what’s happening,” he said, The Blaze reported. “I look forward to getting to the bottom of this and continuing the strong relationship my publisher and I have always had with Costco and...
  • Costco removing D'Souza's 'America' from shelves

    07/08/2014 4:16:56 AM PDT · by null and void · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 7/7/14 | Jerome R. Corsi
    President Obama visiting a Maryland Costco store in January. NEW YORK – The retail giant Costco Wholesale has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide, WND has confirmed. The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. Costco has sold more than 3,600 copies...
  • Costco Removing D'Souza's 'America' From Shelves

    07/07/2014 5:22:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 133 replies
    wnd ^ | july 7, 2014 | Jerome r. corsi
    The retail giant Costco Wholesale has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide, WND has confirmed. The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. A Washington Post political reporter has noted Obama’s “romance” with the nation’s second-largest retailer. At Amazon.com, D’Souza’s book, released June 2,...
  • Watch: SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor Meets Hillary at Costco

    06/14/2014 5:23:41 PM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 06/14/14 | ALEXNBCNEWS
    Saturday at the Costco in Arlington, VA, right outside of Washington, DC, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a surprise stop to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signing copies of her book, "Hard Choices."
  • How to crack the Costco code that shopping sites are buzzing about

    04/21/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Financial Post ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Lou Carlozo
    NEW YORK — As superstore pricing mysteries go, it’s not the equivalent of “The Da Vinci Code,” but there’s still something deliciously elusive about the so-called “Costco Code” that has set the tongues of shopping mavens wagging for the past several months. At least the plot line is direct enough: If you can interpret what the various sequences of digits and asterisks mean on Costco Wholesale Club price signs, you’re on your way to scoring serious bargains. Here’s how it works, according to Costco shoppers spreading the word online: If a price at Costco ends in .99, you’re paying full...
  • Stock Futures Rise as Traders Eye Data

    03/06/2014 5:59:22 AM PST · by mykroar · 3 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 3/6/2014 | Adam Samson
    <p>A round of better-than-expected data on the American labor market helped lift U.S. stock-index futures on Thursday.</p> <p>As of 8:34 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed 39 points, or 0.24%, to 16395, S&P 500 futures advanced 4.5 points, or 0.25%, to 1877 and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 6.2 points, or 0.17%, to 3734.</p>
  • Costco January same-store sales beat expectations

    02/07/2014 3:34:48 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Reuters
    Costco Wholesale Corp's January same-store sales beat market expectations, even as the warehouse club retailer recorded weak fuel prices and lower international sales in dollar terms. Sales at stores open at least a year rose 4 percent
  • Canceled In California: People Eye Health Plans Off Exchange

    12/07/2013 8:22:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | December 6, 2013 | Lisa Aliferis
    Some Californians whose policies have been canceled are finding relief in a surprising place: from insurance companies that aren't offering plans on the new Covered California marketplace. Earlier this year, Aetna announced it would bow out of the state's individual market, effective Dec. 31. Cigna is staying, but isn't offering any products on the exchange. Right now, both companies are accepting new customers into pre-Affordable Care Act plans. Aetna plans are available to Costco members only until Dec. 15. Cigna is offering pre-ACA plans through Dec. 23. Anne Gonzales, a Covered California spokeswoman, confirmed that a carrier not offering plans...
  • Costco apologizes for calling Bible 'fiction'

    11/21/2013 12:20:04 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Costco has apparently had a “Come-to-Jesus” epiphany. The national warehouse chain has apologized for labeling Bibles in a Simi Valley, Calif. store as fiction, calling it an error that they are working quickly to correct. “We deeply regret the mislabeling of the Bible and meant no offense to anyone,” the company wrote in an email received by several customers. “The buyer has let us know that this was an error and the books are being pulled off the shelves to be re-marked.”
  • Why Did Costco Label Bible as Fiction?

    11/19/2013 2:44:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/19/2013 | Todd Starnes
    What do the Bible, "The Hunger Games" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common? All three are works of fiction, according to the booksellers at Costco. Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach made that shocking discovery last Friday as he was shopping for a present for his wife at a Costco in Simi Valley, Calif. “All the Bibles were labeled as fiction,” the pastor told me. “It seemed bizarre to me.” Kaltenbach is the lead pastor at Discovery Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in southern California. He thought there must be some sort of mistake so he scoured the shelf for other...
  • Costco -- the Bible is fiction

    11/18/2013 6:54:48 PM PST · by massmike · 66 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/18/2013 | Todd Starnes
    What do the Bible, "The Hunger Games" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common? All three are works of fiction, according to the booksellers at Costco. Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach made that shocking discovery last Friday as he was shopping for a present for his wife at a Costco in Simi Valley, Calif. “All the Bibles were labeled as fiction,” the pastor told me. “It seemed bizarre to me.” Kaltenbach is the lead pastor at Discovery Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in southern California. He thought there must be some sort of mistake so he scoured the shelf for other...
  • Why Wal-Mart Will Never Pay Like Costco [Costco has 1/3 as many employees per dollar of sales]

    09/03/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 63 replies
    bloomberg.com [link only] | August 27, 2013 | Megan McArdle
    link only http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-27/why-walmart-will-never-pay-like-costco.html
  • Woman with knife fatally shot by deputy at Costco in Loudoun County

    05/30/2013 11:49:02 AM PDT · by arthurus · 86 replies
    Washington Post via Drudge Report ^ | May 29, 2013 | Caitlin Gibson and Matt Zapotosky
    A Loudoun County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a woman who came at him with a knife at a busy Costco in Sterling on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said, causing confused and frightened shoppers and employees to duck behind cash registers and rush out of the store. Two deputies went to the store to check a report of a disorderly person and used a Taser to try to subdue the woman, Loudoun Sheriff Michael Chapman said. But the woman kept advancing, so one of the deputies fired at her and killed her, the sheriff said. The second deputy was wounded, possibly...
  • Woman Handing Out Samples at Va. Costco Shot by Police After Acting Strangely

    05/29/2013 5:18:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 185 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 5/29/13 | Mila Mimica |
    A woman handing out pizza samples at a Virginia Costco was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Wednesday afternoon after she began acting strangely and came at the officers with a weapon, authorities said. A sheriff's deputy also was wounded in the leg, possibly by a ricochet. He is expected to recover. The melee began at about 3 p.m., when store employees noticed the woman acting oddly at the Costco in Sterling, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said. Witnesses said she seemed upset about the pizza she was handing out.
  • Customers Flee Wal-Mart Empty Shelves for Target, Costco

    03/26/2013 10:48:52 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 130 replies
    Yahoo News/Bloomberg ^ | 3/26/13 | Renee Dudley
  • How Obamacare incentivizes more debt, less investment

    12/04/2012 1:49:26 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 4, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Item One: Obama-friendly retailer issues special dividend to avoid Obama tax increase... Late last week, Sinegal and the rest of the Costco Board of Directors voted to pay shareholders a special $7 per share dividend to avoid higher dividend taxes that are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2013. As the Wall Street Journal notes... That’s a $3 billion Christmas gift for shareholders that will let them be taxed at the current dividend rate of 15%, rather than next year’s rate of up to 43.4% — an increase to 39.6% as the Bush-era rates expire plus another 3.8%...
  • Why President Obama's Tax Hike Will Hurt the 98%

    12/04/2012 7:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/04/2012 | Charles Kadlec
    President Barack Obama’s campaign to raise tax rates on the top 2% will cause far more economic pain to the 98% than to the truly rich. First, the truly rich have already demonstrated their ability to avoid much of the Obama tax hikes. At the same time, the higher marginal tax rates he demands will reduce the opportunities for economic activity, leading to slower growth and fewer job opportunities for the 98%. Finally, those with high incomes inevitably will shift much of the burden of Obama tax hike to those with lower incomes. Let’s start with the ruse that the...
  • Biden hits new D.C. Costco: ‘I’m looking for pies’

    11/29/2012 10:56:43 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Yahooooooooo Newz ^ | 29NOV2012 | Olivier Knox
    Best office "Secret Santa" ever? Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise shopping blitz through the brand-new Washington, D.C., Costco store on Thursday, emerging with a 32-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, some kids' books, a big apple pie and Duraflame logs. He then brought his loot back to the White House compound. "I'm looking for pies," Biden told Costco employee Ivey Stewart, his native guide through the wilderness of the big-box store's opening-day frenzy. Biden, who was welcomed by Costco CEO Craig Jelinek and co-founder Jim Sinegal, flashed his membership card (yes, the vice president has his own membership card). "In...
  • Some want 'US-only' hours at border Costco

    08/15/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT · by Altariel · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karen Datko
    <p>Canadians have been flocking to a Costco in Bellingham, Wash., propelled by a strong Canadian dollar and lured by the lower cost of basics like milk and gas in the United States.</p> <p>An unhappy U.S. shopper, bothered by the lines and crowds, responded by creating the Facebook page "Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans." As online dust-ups often do, this one has gotten out of hand, with some making rude and stereotypical remarks about Canadians. Since its debut on July 19, the page has gotten more than 3,330 likes.</p>
  • Celebrity Non-Endorsement of the Day (Joan Rivers protests at Burbank Costco store)

    08/08/2012 11:21:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily What ^ | August 8, 2012
    When Joan Rivers got wind that Costco wasn’t selling her latest book, I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me, she took a bullhorn to a Burbank store location on Tuesday and accused the big-box retailer of violating her First Amendment rights:
  • Cops gun down man for legally carrying firearm

    06/02/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies
    WND ^ | June 2, 1012 | Jeff Knox
    Erik Scott was a West Point graduate who went on to serve honorably in the Army, get his MBA from Duke and establish a lucrative career in real estate and as a sales rep for a medical device company. He was 38 years old when he was gunned down in 2010 in the portico of a Las Vegas area Costco store by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. While it was 7 bullets from the only people we’re supposed to trust with guns that snuffed out Erik Scott’s life, what really killed him was an irrational fear of...
  • Major Brand Pet Foods Recalled Due To Salmonella

    05/08/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 88 replies
    May 7, 2012 9:23:00 AMOn May 4, 2012, Diamond Pet Foods expanded a pet food recall due to possible salmonella contamination.  More than a dozen people in several states may have been infected due to contact with contaminated pet food.   Affected foods include specific lots of dry dog and cat food branded as:Diamond Pet Food Kirkland Signature (Costco brand) Natural Balance Wellness (WelPet LLC)Canidae Apex Pet Foods These foods were widely distributed in the U.S. and Canada. You can check your pet food to see if it has been recalled.  Affected bags of food have best-before dates between December...
  • My toilet paper makes me sad (Georgia-Pacific, Koch brothers)

    05/11/2011 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 140 replies
    5-11-2011 | me
    Today I was in Costco. As I entered the papergoods area a demonstration woman approached me about a sale on Northern triple ply quilted bathroom tissue. It's my brand and I strongly support a soft 3 ply, but that's not my point. The demonstration woman went on to show me on the packaging that Georgia Pacific donates money to the Susan G Komen foundation. I stopped in my tracks and said " I wish you hadn't told me that. The Susan G Komen Foundation funds Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood ( or Planned Barrenhood) is the largest provider of abortions...
  • Halal Food Products in the US (as of 2010)

    05/15/2011 6:29:55 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 49 replies
    Halal Food Info via Scribd ^ | 6 June 2010 (updated at 1st post) | Unknown
    In the name of Allah, Most gracious, Most merciful. THEY ENJOIN GOOD AND FORBID EVIL AND RUSH IN EMULATING EACH OTHER IN GOOD DEEDS, THESE ARE THE RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE. AL-QURAN: AL-IMRAN (114)  This is the List of Latest verified Halal Food Products in US Supermarkets. For more and up to date information go to the website official website of MCGhttp:/ / www.muslimconsumergroup.com  Only Halal products are written, other variant of same brands or products may be haram. For further questions or suggestions regarding this list only, please contact on E-Mail:info@halalfoodinfo.com Or visit our website on http:/ / www.halalfoodinfo.com
  • (Las Vegas) Officer In Costco Shooting Indicted

    05/14/2011 1:23:08 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 7 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 05/13/2011 | Fox 5
    LAS VEGAS -- One of the three Las Vegas Metro police officers who shot and killed an armed man outside of a Summerlin Costco has been indicted by a grand jury for giving a firearm to a convicted felon. Thomas Mendiola, 23, was relieved from duty without pay earlier this year. Authorities said he gave a Sturm Ruger handgun to Robert Justice as a gift between July 10 and August 19 of last year. The grand jury indictment stated that Mendiola knew of Justice’s criminal past and conviction for theft. Mendiola along with Officers Josh Stark and William Mosher, fired...
  • COSTCO selling HALAL meat, beware, you might be eating meat offered to ALLAH!

    04/22/2011 9:36:39 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 124 replies · 5+ views
    COSTCO has admitted to several Islamic groups that their lamb is sacrificed according to Islamic Standards and is fully certified as HALAL meat, something that Christians in the world and Jews in the world need to be aware of. Below are snoips of the original articles where this information came from
  • Can One Wrong Death Bring Down Corrupt Las Vegas?

    03/28/2011 10:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | Mike McDaniel
    A concealed carry killing raises dangerous questions. You don’t want to commit a crime in Las Vegas — at least not on TV. On the tube, you’ll be relentlessly pursued by a group of young, beautiful, highly educated and competent crime scene investigators who work in gleaming glass and steel labs surrounded by state of the art equipment that would make MIT green with envy. So ethical and competent are they — and the police force they serve — that if a molecule of evidence exists in the known universe, they’ll find it and brilliantly use it against a suspect...
  • Distributing products through Costco? (Vanity)

    02/19/2011 10:09:43 PM PST · by Namelesshero · 17 replies
    Me
    Has anybody ever distributed a product with Costco? What are their business policies like? What type of information about my company are they going to ask for? I do not want to list my suppliers, list my profits, costs or other information. I heard that they drive a hard bargin. Would they ask for this information? Also what kind of information do I need to prove to them that my product is worth their floorspace?
  • Apple Products to No Longer Be Sold at Costco Membership Warehouse

    12/09/2010 1:47:59 PM PST · by mgstarr · 66 replies · 2+ views
    SlashGear ^ | 12/9/10 | Chris Burns
    Ruh roh! It appears that because of reasons surrounding the facts that while Costco has carried iPods and iTunes cards from their retail locations for quite a while now, Apple has never allowed them to sell Apple items on their webpage (like other retailers can) and Costco didn’t gain distribution rights for the iPad, Costco’s pulling the plug. Costco is said to be the third largest retailer and the largest membership warehouse dealer in the USA. Them stopping sales of Apple products completely is almost certainly going to be a stinger in Apple’s side.