COSTCO'S SECRET SAUCE
Legions of consumers happily pay the (minimum) $60 annual fee for the privilege of shopping at Costco. The discount warehouse operator closed out fiscal 2018 with 786 outlets, an increase of 40 over the prior year, according to the company's annual report. During that same period, more than nine out of 10 members in North America renewed their status. Aside from the savings that come with low prices and bulk buying, what keeps shoppers coming back for more? Here's what members say in online reviews and a Cheapism.com Facebook poll.
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