The effect of COVID-19 has been dramatic on the warehouse club industry in the short term and likely represents an inflection point that will drive growth over the long term.
Published twice a month since 1997, Warehouse Club Focus is the only publication that exclusively covers this growing $251.6 billion warehouse club industry consisting of BJ’s, Costco, PriceSmart and Sam’s Club. Warehouse Club Focus has become the industry source for club data and information.
Written by a former club buyer, Warehouse Club Focus provides critical information helping suppliers understand club buyer needs. Past issues have covered topics such as:
Club buying philosophies, packaging requirements, location visits, category sales, product distribution, marketing money, product demonstrations, club private label products and organic merchandise.
The August 14, 2020 issue features an analysis of the softline, health and beauty aid, sporting goods, office and alcohol categories. It also included Costco's and PriceSmart's July, 2020 monthly sales and operating report. Costco reported a 15.8% increase in July, 2020 worldwide comparable sales (excluding gasoline and foriegn currency exchange). This is Costco's strongest monthly worldwide comparable sales figure (excluding gasoline and foriegn currency exchange) since it began reporting this figure in January, 2009.
The September 11, 2020 issue features analysis of the automotive, home goods, majors and sundry categories at BJ's, Costco and Sam's Club.
The September 25, 2020 issue features results from our annual warehouse club industry survey.