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Upcoming Costco Warehouse Openings

Has Costco expanded to your neighborhood? Keep your eyes open for the following recent warehouse openings: Approximate Opening Date Warehouse Number Location 9/18/09 Warehouse 1058 Phoenix Paradise Valley, AZ 10/21/09 Warehouse 1042 Redwood City, CA 10/29/09 Warehouse 1030 Colorado Springs West, CO 11/12/09 Warehouse 1062 Manhattan, NY 11/17/09 Warehouse 1060 Manchester, MO 11/18/09 Warehouse 625 […]

02.03.09
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FY 2009 Costco Competition Comparison

FY 2009 Costco Competition Comparison While Costco is the 3rd largest retailer in the US, it is the leader in the wholesale club market. Costco’s two main competitors, Sam’s Club and BJ’s, all similarly sell bulk merchandise at lower than suggested retail prices. All require a membership to shop in the warehouses, and all distribute a […]

02.03.09
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What is a Product Broker?

If your company is looking to expand into retail for the first time or looking to expand into a specific retail chain, then you likely need a “product broker”. Other names used to describe a product broker are manufacturer representative, vendor representative, and supplier representative.  No matter the title, you want to be sure they […]

02.03.09
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How to Spot a Qualified Product Broker

There are plenty of companies and independent brokers out there that claim to be experts in manufacturer representation, but how can you spot a truly qualified product broker? Use the 5 step criteria below to ensure you’re signing with a company or independent representative that’s right for you. Business Focus – Ensure that your chosen […]

02.03.09
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How to Find Cost Effective Product Brokers

The main concern most companies have when dealing with a product broker is “how much will it cost me?” If you’re dealing with a company that places business ethics at a high priority, the answer to that is “not much!” An ethical broker will not want to drain your company for their own benefit; they […]

02.03.09
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A Product Broker’s TRUE Scope of Business

Working with a product broker can be extremely effective and cost efficient for your company, as long as you pick the right one! It is important, especially during these tough economic times, that you do not get stuck with a product broker that over promises and under delivers. A product broker’s scope of business should […]

02.03.09
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August News

VENDORCO News: Small Business Focus: One-on-One Guidance Counseling To assist in retail growth, VENDORCO now offers Professional Telephone Consultations to advise and guide you toward retail success. Whether your questions are general or specific, from website to manufacturing, product placement to packaging or anywhere in between, VENDORCO can help. We have advised businesses from catering companies to apparel […]

02.03.09
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September News

VENDORCO News: New webinar opportunity – Costco Road Show: A Complete Guide To assist in retail growth, VENDORCO now offers webinars to cater to your needs. The first webinar we introduce will assist with Costco Road Shows, including the definition of a Road Show, how to present, what to expect and more. If you have ever considered participating in […]

02.03.09
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November News

VENDORCO News: Do you have a request for a webinar? Let us know at help@vendorco.com Costco News: For October Financials, please click through the link below: October Financials Also Available, Costco’s full year 2010 report: 2010 Annual Report Recent/Upcoming warehouse openings: 10/21/11 Frisco, TX 10/22/11 Bucks County, PA 10/27/11 Pewaukee, WI 11/16/11 Augusta, GA 11/17/11 Ancaster, […]

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December News

VENDORCO News: From all of us at VENDORCO, we wish you well wishes through the holidays and the new year! Costco News: For November Sales Results, please click through the link below: November Sales Results November Also Available, First Quarter Fiscal Year operating results, please click through the link below: First Quarter Financials

02.03.09
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