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We review Costco’s fourth quarter and full year results and the challenges it is seeing with higher costs, shipping capacity and labour shortages.

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The country is seeing a wholesale store boom. Yonghui opened its first wholesale store in May 2021, it now has 45 such stores. Local retailers are rushing into the wholesale sector, encouraged by Yonghui’s good results Yonghui opened its first wholesale store in May 2021 by upgrading one of its Bravo YH supermarkets in Fuzhou. Within four months, it has upgraded 45 selected stores into wh...
In a significant expansion of its interests in wholesale, Morrisons has partnered with online platform StarStock to supply hospitality businesses. 1,500 lines to be offered through online platform The deal with will allow pubs, restaurants and hotel owners to buy stock directly from the Bradford-based grocer. Initially over 1,500 lines will be offered through StarStock’s platform, includi...
The company sees slowing growth of its hypermarket sales amid ecommerce shift, whilst demand for its premium goods at Sam’s Club is growing. Growth of hypermarket sales slows in China According to Bloomberg, sales in China’s supermarket and hypermarket sector fell more than 7% in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago, as more Chinese shoppers shift online. Walmart has also flagg...

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A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
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This report provides our vision for how food and consumer goods stores will evolve over the next decade. The world in 2030 will look very different to today and how people shop for their food and consumer goods is changing rapidly. Traditional store operating models are coming under significant strain and we believe that retailers and suppliers need to work harder to evolve store formats to ensure that they reflect how people shop today and will do in the future.
UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling 2021: sector performance & statistics for 2020 plus five-year forecasts

This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the profound impacts affecting the sector in 2020 as well as tracking the key changes occurring in the channel such as the adoption of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

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Costco, Wembley, UK

Wembley is Costco's 28th, and latest UK, warehouse, offering an excellent showcase of how the wholesaler targets a mixed customer base with a focus on value and quality on bulk goods.