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Seattle Protects the Environment and Workers Too

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Certainly, there is a strong economic argument to be made for treating employees better. Frederick F. Reichheld's 2001 study The Loyalty Effect proved that customers are loyal not so much to a store as to its employees.

13 Stores That Won't Open On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business

"We just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time."

Costco Still Refuses To Ruin Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

Unlike dozens of other retailers who kick off their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, Costco will remain closed on the holiday, the retailer con...

Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It's only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great.

19 Things You Never Knew You Could Get For Your Home At Costco

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 10.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

There are household treasures in Costco that go beyond flatscreen TVs.

Unlike Walmart, Costco Has No Plans To Cut Employee Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Unlike Walmart, Costco has no plans to trim health-care benefits for workers any time soon, according to one top executive. Richard Galanti, the c...

The 10 Best Companies To Work For If You Didn't Go To College

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

If you graduated from high school but didn't go to college, Costco may be the best place to advance your career, according to a new survey from career...

Ends Up Costco Is Not Perfect

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp will pay a $335,000 fine and spend about $2 million over three years to fix refrigerant leaks and make othe...

9 People of Costco

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa R. Petty

Costco has an amazing selection of food, clothes, appliances, furniture and just enough walking stereotypes to keep things interesting. Here are just a few examples of folks I saw on my last trip to Costco.

Kim Bhasin

A Sort Of Creepy Reason To Love Costco | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Stores like Costco are beloved by loyal, sometimes rabid, fans. And this week, those fans found another reason to love their favorite bulk grocer -...

The Perks of Fame Revealed: A Second Piece of Costco Sample Sausage

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

You've been to Costco, right? You've seen the people who set up a stand and give away samples of meatballs or fish sticks or crab dip, right? You kn...

The LGBT Community's Top Brand Of 2014 Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A major U.S. retail chain has nabbed the top spot when it comes to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community's best-perceived brands...

Here Are The Biggest Companies By Revenue In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business

What's the biggest corporation that calls your state home? A new map created by the telecommunications company Broadview Networks allows us to visu...

This Call May Be Monitored for Quality Control

Michael Drew | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

Funny how everyone talks about how important workers are to companies, but no one seems to do anything about it.

Clear Evidence That Costco And Walmart Live In Totally Different Worlds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Apparently the weather is nicer at Costco than it is at Walmart. Costco on Thursday reported a $473 million profit for its fiscal first quarter, w...

Costco Employees Happier With Pay Than Many In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

In case you needed another reason to love Costco, here's something to consider: The bulk retailer ranks better than the world's most profitable tech c...

When It's Not Safe to Feed or Treat the Animals

Ken White | Posted 05.12.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

This relates to two emails I recently received about products made and sold for our pets' well-being but which are proving to be anything but good for...

Why Costco Is Crushing Sam's Club

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business

Sam’s Club, the Walmart-owned purveyor of bulk toilet paper and ketchup, had a terrible last few months, the company announced Thursday. Meanwhile i...

The Best Food And Drink Bargains At Costco

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.28.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Something almost ethereal happens when you walk into a Costco.

A Revolution in Retail: Treat Workers Well to Boost Profits

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Eleanor LeCain

Treating workers well can increase profits, says Dr. Zeynep Ton, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Ton's important new book, The Go...

America Deserves a Raise

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Increasing the minimum wage is part of the president's vision of opportunity for all, a fair chance to get ahead if you're willing to work hard. It will help families and it will help businesses. It's the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.

Obama On Minimum Wage: Give America A Raise

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LANHAM, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's time to give Americans a raise. Obama is at a Costco warehouse in ...

Why Costco?

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Peter Dreier

On Wednesday, on the heels of his landmark State of the Union speech about income inequality, President Barack Obama will be touring a Costco store in Lanham, Maryland. Why Costco and not Walmart, which is a much bigger and better-known discount retailer?

Obama To Visit Costco

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steel plant and a Costco store are among the places President Barack Obama plans to visit on a four-state tour after the State o...

Walmart Day Parade. Anyone?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Richard Zombeck

We're finally having a discussion about income inequality and the enormous disparity in wealth in this country. Is it really a surprise to anyone that Walmart is the go-to example of what's wrong in this country?