Costco’s free samples will be back by June, but they may not be the same after the coronavirus
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- Costco’s free food sample stations are set to begin returning in June, according to CFO Richard Galanti.
- In Thursday’s earnings call, Galanti spoke to analysts about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the warehouse club’s latest quarterly earnings.
- Galanti said that the chain will be issuing new rules regarding sampling, saying that members will not longer be able to “just pick up an open sample with your fingers.”
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The coronavirus pandemic has effectively put a halt to a quintessential Costco experience: snagging free food samples.
But Costco CFO Richard Galanti told analysts on a Thursday earnings call that the chain’s food sampling stations will begin returning in some capacity in June. In response to a question from Barclays managing director Karen Short, Galanti said the chain will instate new sanitary rules regarding samples.
“We’re going to start doing some things in mid-June on a slow rollout basis in sampling,” he …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]