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    Costco, a business that does pay well, at least the DC minimum, will come right in. Costco pays great, has great health insurance, and treats its workers like gold, and the company thrives.

    "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government" T. Jefferson

    by azureblue on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 09:28:48 AM PDT

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    •  azure - I am a Costco member and love them (1+ / 0-)
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      for a lot of reasons, including how they value their employees. However, Costco and Walmart don't overlap in their product selection and the sector of the market they are trying to serve. Costco isn't trying to be a full service grocery store or general merchandise retailer. Costco is designed to be a "drive to" shopping destination. Remember that it's original business model was as a wholesale supplier. Costco has one DC store, which is likely all they need in that market. Might they pick up one of the Walmart sites? Maybe? But they won't be in six sites. It wouldn't make sense.

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      by VClib on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 09:57:05 AM PDT

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