Recall: Peaches, Plums, Nectarines & Pluots Recalled Over Possible Listeria

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Wawona Packing, a central California produce company, alerted several stores across the US to a voluntary recall of specific lots of peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots.  The recall was triggered by internal testing that determined there could be possible listeria contamination.  To date no one has become ill from the fruit. After the positive test, […]

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Costco Controversy Around Book Selection

July 9th, 2014 · 50 Comments

I don’t know if everyone has seen the news about Costco and the book America: Imagine a World Without Her by Dinesh D’Souza, but I’ve read a lot about this, gotten some comments on here and Facebook, and some emails too.  I had actually wanted to stay out of this completely because it seems to […]

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Slavery in Thai Seafood Industry Affects Several Global Retailers

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’m sure we’ve all seen the shrimp and CP Foods items at Costco, and probably even bought some of them, I know I definitely have in the past.  Unfortunately, it has come to light that CPFoods,  Charoen Pokphand, has been dealing with suppliers in Thailand that own, operate or buy from fishing boats manned with slaves.  This […]

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My 2¢ About Costco’s Recent Earnings and a Possible Problem with Millennials

March 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, I published a guest post in response to an article on Time about how “Costco Is Facing a Looming, Bulk-Sized Problem“.  I really agree with Mike’s (the guest poster) take on the situation, as well as that of most all of the commenters, that Costco doesn’t really have a problem with this young […]

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March 2014 Location Update

March 4th, 2014 · 16 Comments

Sorry that I had to miss my February update but I got really sick just as I was supposed to write the post and pretty much didn’t get out of bed until last week. North Lakes, Queensland, Australia (from the Costco Australia February email update) Construction is well underway with the roof and walls completed […]

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