, or just 'Costco', is a membership warehouse store and the second largest retailer in the United States. Here are some notable blogs, fan communities, articles and commentary (mostly U.S.-centric).Blogs, fan communities and savers' websites (U.S.-centric):
Addicted to Costco
- the name says it all.
- meals made with Costco food. Photos and recipes, not terribly active but the archives are available on the sidebar.
- very active; deals, advance Black Friday info, coupon book stuff. About page.
: Sample page: Everything I've Learned About Costco Wine in Five Years of Running This Site
Grandma Fifi: A Granny Blogging about Costco
-"Hi, I'm Jeanne.
I blog about Costco deals and new products that I'm finding at my local Nashville, Tennessee, Costco [...] As to how I became Fifi, when my son Mike asked me what I wanted my newborn grandchild to call me, I jokingly said 'Fifi.' Now, I'm known from Brooklyn to Detroit as Grandma Fifi."
- "Welcome to Costco Blog (This is the Fun One)
". Highlight posts: Asterisk and other secret code for pricing
and the controversial Costco Toilet Paper - Big Changes
(people aren't liking the new Costco toilet paper). "I wanted to shoot a demonstration video by using peanut butter as sample prop. Then I decided not to do that due to the fact that a lot of people may find it distasteful.
Outside of United States:
- an Australian fanblog about Costco Australia
about deals at Costco Canada
; see also Bargainmoose
Costco Pizza Review: Exceptional Pizza at Low Prices
(with many photos), So Good Blog
. "What I love most about pizza is the sauce and crispy cheese. I hate it when I get cheese that doesn’t have little brown toasted spots on it; it’s not right.
Alternatively, Costco, A Pizza Chain Hiding in Plain Sight
at Serious Eats
. "The crust is heavy and flaccid with almost no crispness, except at the rim — and that seems like an accident.
My Guilty Pleasure: Costco Hot Dogs
- Good photo essay for those unfamiliar with the Costco Food Court experience. "It’s juicy, beefy, salty, and has a bit of chew, all wrapped in soft, pillowy white bread. Worth every guilty bite, and there’s no walk of shame the next morning.
Costco Food Court: Eat This, Not That
from The Tasty Island
:"What I really appreciate is that Costco’s hot dog buns have sesame seeds on them. Love that.
Every Item in the Costco Food Court, Like you've Never Seen them Before
(by Dominique Zamora at FoodBeast
): "It’s no secret Costco food courts have some of the tastiest, cheapest grub this side of the wholesale shopping cart. But have you ever taken the time to really look at the stuff? Aside from minor regional variations such as bulgogi bakes in Japan or poutine in Canada, the heart of the Costco menu has always consisted of a few dependable, oddly comforting-after-a-buying-a-year’s-supply-of-Kirkland-toilet-paper staples.
Costco Insider's excellent FoodCourt category
News media, misc. articles
Costco: One of the Leading Retailers Defying the Big Box Apocalypse
by Joseph Gacinga at The Motley Fool
(investing commentary). "Costco is commonly referred to as the ultimate "anti-Walmart" due to its unique limited brands strategy that involves offering just a few brands for each product it stocks.
Washington Post (2012): Middle-class Mexicans snap up more products 'Made in U.S.A.'
10 Fascinating Facts About Costco
11 Reasons To Love Costco That Have Nothing To Do With Shopping
, Huffington Post Business
33 Things We Love or Hate about Costco
- from The Seattle Post-Intelligence
(warning: auto-playing videos on the sidebar)
Why Obama hearts Costco
: Neil Stern, a senior partner with retail consultancy McMillanDoolittle, on the Costco phenomenon: "It's a water-cooler conversation company.
Is It Packed? Avoid the Crowds at all Costs
: "The Busiest Costco in the World: Iwilei (Oahu)
" (2010 article) "Why is this particular location so popular? Costco maintains that nearly one in every four island residents carries a Costco card from this store.
" Apparently the title now belongs to Seoul, Korea (Fortune
For the curious, a big list of upcoming Costco store location openings
For the LOLs: 56 Thoughts Everyone Has While Shopping At Costco
). Sample: "25. I am now fighting people for what is basically two bites of food, max. What am I doing with my life?"
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